"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A list with Lou Reed & John Cale - Berlin - Bataclan '72



In a drawer of an antique bureau
a yellowing, frayed piece of paper
scrawled memories … a passing year
Triumph, fear, derisiveness, happiness
Triumph of accomplishments
I’ll try to recall what I did
Fear
I’ll try to forget how it felt
Derisiveness
I’ll try to hold my tongue
Happiness
I’ll try to appreciate more
A list prepared
As I build the fire
To toss the bad away
Only retaining the good
My list goes up in flames
Ashes floating in the night

30 comments:

  1. I really like this - especially the last three lines. Excellent.

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  3. Good words, good advice! Happy New Year!

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  4. fire as an image for contemplation and purification = perfect this time of year!

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  5. The last three lines strike a chord with me (and others, it seems)..and .Lou Reed and John Cale are a nice bonus.

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  6. Pamela, like your list and the burning on the end. Vivid, as well as mindful. Wishing you all good things in the coming year,

    Elizabeth

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  7. Oh yes, burn that list of negatives and let's start the new year with hope. Nice, Pam.

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  8. nicely done with the LIST poem Pam.....cheers...happy trails....and gooooood health in 2011

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  9. Wonderful advice to toss the bad away and only retain the good. A perfect poem for new year's eve!

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  10. "ashes floating in the night"....wonderful writing, Pamela!!!!!! Looking forward to reading more of your great poems in 2011.

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  11. Wow- great poem! What a clever idea to use a list. I would love to burn away all my mistakes. Great imagery, and happy new year!

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  12. A great approach to the prompt, Pamela. I particularly like the middle section with its stop-start effect.

    Happy New Year!

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  13. A clever way of recall, a list. Burn away the bad and retain the good. Very philosophical
    Happy New Year to you, Pam!

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  14. Hi Pamela. I really like this--lots of wisdom here! I will try to follow your example. :0)

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  15. Ooops. Hi Pamela the above comment is actually mine, not Rick's. Didn't realize the computer was signed into my hubby's blogger account!

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  16. nan, thanks and happy New Year.

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  17. Same to you Jingle and I may try.
    My writing schedule is pretty full
    right now.
    Pamela

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  18. Joyce letting go of the bad is best.
    Happy New Year to you.
    Pamela

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  19. carolees it is a tradition here in Mexico.
    Pamela

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  20. Yes, Donna it seems that way. You have to love Lou, he was something in his day.
    Pamela

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  21. I wish the same for you Elizabeth. I am glad I have met you :)
    Pamela

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  22. It's the only thing to do Victoria.
    Pamela

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  23. Cheers to you Wayne. Wishing the same to you and yours.
    Pamela

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  24. Sherry, I am looking forward to more of your writing also.
    Pamela

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  25. Laurie many thanks and happy New Year to you.
    Pamela

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  26. Thanks Tilly and happy New Year to you and your family.
    Pamela

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  27. Happy New Year to you kaykuala.
    Pamela

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  28. No worries, Erin. Thanks for the nice comment.
    Pamela

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