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October 9, 2010

I started this particular blog as part of an assignment for a technology bootcamp online class this summer.  Since I’m usually blogging about my reading, I haven’t been active here since the summer. I decided to use this spot to post some of my poems I write in response to some online sites.  Here’s on in response to the Big Tent poetry prompt for this week (taking a line from a poem and running with it.)

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, *
let them keep knocking all night if they choose.
Come here beside me, move closer for old time’s
sake, throw out the paper, turn off the news.

Carpe diem, you’ve always advised now I’ll seize
every day, every moment, each second with you.
Let them whisper or try to peek in through our windows.
We’re taking no calls; love is long overdue.

So much time past, our time left must grow shorter.
Cancel our outings, let’s stay home alone.
Friends will be fine out to dinner without us.
I’ll bet you they won’t even notice we’re gone.

* W. H. Auden’s “Funeral Blues”

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