July 05, 2007


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......GM Roper
Somewhere, in the fog, the sea brings forth a memory,
of friendships, of loves and laughter.
But, like the sea with fog hiding ships,
those memories are mixed, choppy and tossed.

My memory of youth has faded like that ship in the fog,
sharp and clear at first, gradually fading as distance
increases and the fog slowly, irresolutely but steadily
covers the vision until at last,
in the dark
it is

H/T to Raven for the photo

Posted by GM Roper at July 5, 2007 09:44 PM | TrackBack

Oh great, Guy has gotten into the muscatel and is staring into the embers of a fire again. You really know how to cheer other middle-aged guys up, don't you?

Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at July 5, 2007 08:49 PM

Beautiful! Just beautiful!

And I can SO relate to this. I love the ocean because it draws out these very feelings and memories, some bad but most good. There is nothing like being on a foggy beach deep in thought. Relaxing, releasing, rejuvenating.

Posted by Raven at July 5, 2007 08:57 PM

My mom can remember everything from her childhood perfectly but can't remember what you told her two minutes ago.

Posted by Woody at July 5, 2007 08:58 PM

huh..what'd ya just say?..lol
just playin..absolutely lovely actually!

Posted by Angel at July 5, 2007 09:54 PM

good free verse. A pleasure to read.

Posted by Douglas V. Gibbs at July 5, 2007 10:06 PM

Very nice Mr. Noman

(Noman is an island)

Posted by Big Dog at July 6, 2007 05:04 AM

Prose is to truth as poetry is to wisdom. Good work.

Posted by GBlagg at July 6, 2007 05:11 AM

Yikes! Remind me to never again antagonize the baseball
gods by making stupid predictions.

Posted by jim hitchcock at July 6, 2007 09:04 AM

GMan, that's beautiful! I really liked it, which is saying something, 'cause half the time I just can't "get" poetry *sigh*

Very nice!


-- Kat

Posted by Kat at July 6, 2007 10:01 AM

In terms of the mechanics, the way you've laid out the lines "moves" like a ship (or a memory or ...?) slipping away (or into) a fog. Since you coerce us (in the best sense) into joining, or at least witnessing, you in your aloneness, you both surrender to and defy this state. In this exclamation point is important and well chosen.

By George, I think he's got it!

Posted by Jeremayakovka at July 6, 2007 11:45 AM

Nice, comfortable and retrospective words from a non-surface, deep thinking - real - gentleman.

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