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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Of Purple Mountains Majesty



Of Purple Mountains Majesty  

Of purple mountains majesty I sang
in my white school assembly shirt
in days before canvas hoisting running
from the suburbs to the city park
walking with an open heart into the 
headlights of that time of all-change-
possible - each fist clenched within 
velvet gloves of hope




16 comments:

  1. I love the contrasts...the passage of time..the hope tempered with reality..but most importantly still there

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  2. Would be nice to sing about such a sight. :)

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  3. I am not quite sure that I get this poem... But what I FEEL from it is the hope one had as a young person, the feeling that everything is possible....under the purple mountain majesty. I like 'velvet gloves of hope.'

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  4. we all remember 'the time of all change possible' with a clenched fist....the youth's religion...

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  5. This is beautiful.

    Thanks for visiting

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  6. love your spirit of patriotism. very admirable! good writing!!!

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  7. Gosh! This is absolutely breathtaking both in picture and verse :D

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  8. I love that walking forward into all-change-possible, and those velvet gloves of hope. Cool!

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  9. A lovely look back on those days when we had open hearts and all things seemed possible.

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  10. Despite the difference from those childish times and what we have have achieved there is still a yearning to return to that simpler more ordered life of our youth.

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  11. "velvet gloves of hope"---love that line and the idea of fists being clenched within them...so beautiful.

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  12. Youth, you really got it in this one.

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  13. Ending your poem with those clenched fists make me think two things: Either the speaker is very, very angry---or very, very determined. (Surely, it couldn't be both, could it?)

    Destiny’s Tales

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  14. A recollection of the past to appreciate today amd the future

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