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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A POEM BY ARAM SAROYAN

     tj worthington
   


       LIFE IS A DREAM



Life is a dream.

Boulders on the beach assume the form

Of animals. No man is certain. Death

Speaks in the wings, coaching, prompting


Emotion, the love of wood
 
Burning, the child's face waiting, laughing.

The sun comes up so many times, lighting

The life that is there to be seen.


We have been traveling through this tunnel

In eternity. Rocks persistently speak

To us, saying something so pure it is only

Feeling. This and that, this and that.


The buildings of the mind shut down

Before the advance of this truth.

We are here for good. There is no one

To be us instead. We are alive and dead.



                                   ---Aram Saroyan, 1974





          tj worthington





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