Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 32,974 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Rousseau: Un Aqueduc! - Poem by Douglas Scotney

At 42, you know you didn't revisit
the walnut tree,
where you were so much your own master at 8,
because it would have humbled you
and brought tears
that mere memory can't;

because you now
have so little mastery;

yet want of tears
still makes you want to see.

Topic(s) of this poem: remembrance


Poet's Notes about The Poem

after 'Confessions'

Comments about Rousseau: Un Aqueduc! by Douglas Scotney

  • (2/9/2017 5:02:00 PM)

    Rousseau.
    A new and original look at J.J. Rousseau, the great Swiss-French philosopher.
    Outstanding.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/10/2015 5:51:00 PM)


    Very amazing sharing done really. Wise and emotive definitely...10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015



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