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Immortality

Rating: 3.0

In Sleeping Beauty's castle
the clock strikes one hundred years
and the girl in the tower returns to the world.
So do the servants in the kitchen,
who don't even rub their eyes.
The cook's right hand, lifted
an exact century ago,
completes its downward arc
to the kitchen boy's left ear;
the boy's tensed vocal cords

finally let go
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Antony Theodore 21 February 2020

this slight body with its transparent wings and life-span of one human day still craved its particular share of sweetness, a century later. immortality and the sharing sweetness of a dream like attitude., tony

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Tom Allport 17 December 2016

every thing has its purpose and time will not stop it

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M Asim Nehal 17 December 2016

Brilliant poem. A descriptive assessment of the situation.

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Glen Kappy 17 December 2016

wow, people! notice how this poem which begins with reference to a fairy tale, to something of lesser consequence, ends with a profound note and a surprise. -glen kappy

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Bernard F. Asuncion 17 December 2016

Thanks for sharing++++++++++++++++

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Siddartha Montik 17 December 2016

Made me look at that God again and Again! thank you for sharing! ! ! 10+++! ! !

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Edward Kofi Louis 17 December 2016

One human day! Thanks for shsring this poem with us.

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Colleen Courtney 17 May 2014

Starts like a fairytale and ends on a disturbing but honest epiphany....another great poem by the poet.

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William Goldman 08 May 2014

In the best of these poems, something dangerous, disturbing, hovers beneath the words - this is not surprising when you reflect on her life & background. This quality helps to give the poems just enough complexity and potential contradiction to make them beautiful.

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Max Reif 31 August 2005

Another sublime poem! I hope to read all of your. Wonderful!

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