CXXXIII.20. mildly disappointed

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CXXXIII.20. mildly disappointed

Postby allenitz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:16 am

A sleep-in day,
Awake at five as usual,
Unable to think of any good reason
To get up (though there are a number,
But such is the power of denial
That I slept until seven)

There’s something about being present
For the rising of the sun that is very primal,
Very human at the brink of becoming human,
That appeals to me, though, beyond
The exhilaration of watching the orange ball
Rise above the horizon, there’s not much
Advantage to the seeing of it (being awake
While most others sleep carries no particular
Reward beyond the any-morning prize of waking up
At all – as potent at any daylight time as in the dark)

So I wake up late,
Expecting to see the world in ruins
Because of my absence, but, alas, it seems
The world and all its tribes just didn’t’ notice…

I suppose I should be reassured, instead of, as I am,
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Re: CXXXIII.20. mildly disappointed

Postby WayneS » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:41 pm

Yes, it does seem amazing that the world continues on schedule even when we change ours.

I suppose I should be reassured, instead of, as I am,
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Re: CXXXIII.20. mildly disappointed

Postby Bill_Back » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:12 pm

It is tough to realize the world goes on. It seemingly would be more reassuring if it didn't.


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Re: CXXXIII.20. mildly disappointed

Postby hawkseye » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:26 pm

Funny unexpected turn, Allen --

the big message I hear in this ties to how the constancy of waking before the world led to a sense of how important that is to the overall balance of every day -- but it isn't -

What is most fun is how you wound the clock here, so to speak, poetically taking me on a philosophical journey related to the nature of human perception of self and the world


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