02 October 2008

out of the past

so this is where we face the simple fact
of elegance and truth the crystal bird
will rise each time although it is absurd
to say there was not one good thing he lacked
the signals clear not one of them abstract
nothing is left that ought to be inferred
by we who follow only the plain word
an honest message left behind intact
no one departs while we can remember
clear tone of voice and movement in the dance
that's life itself no one would want to fake
the laughing glow hoarding each sad ember
we fight against the forces of mischance
and read the shining verse for honour's sake

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