CXXX.VIII.07. anything can be a sign if you want it to be

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CXXX.VIII.07. anything can be a sign if you want it to be

Postby allenitz » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:29 am

anything can be a sign if you want it to be
Amanda Shires
singer, songwriter, fiddly player, poet


signs, signs, everywhere
are signs:
chicken innards
tea leaves
a full moon clouded over in the morning
red sails in the sunset
the face of Jesus on a piece of toast
a baby’s smile
and old crone’s scowl
a hick-up in the Dow just before the market closes…

signs,
omens
for telling
impending doom for some
overdue fortune for others

signs
warning/promising
that something, something
SOMETHING!
is going to happen
because
something always happens
in a world of flux and churn and turmoil,
something always happens…

as the early prognosticators,
the oldest magi, fortunetellers,
bones throwers, fakirs,
priests, rabbis, saints,
philosophers of the deepest currents in the ether,
knew the trick is knowing,
good or bad,
before it happens
and the trick to that is
as was taught to me by the dean of the business school
at the university in a city
where I served as media seer
for many years –
you can predict what’s going to happen, he said,
and you can predict when something’s going to happen,
but never,
he said,
try to predict the what and the when at the same time!

signs
signs
everywhere is signs

you just must be careful how you read them
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Re: CXXX.VIII.07. anything can be a sign if you want it to be

Postby WayneS » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:15 pm

Funny and wise.

I like the rhythm in this poem, more a song

signs
warning/promising
that something, something
SOMETHING!
is going to happen
because
something always happens
in a world of flux and churn and turmoil,
something always happens…

Wayne

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Re: CXXX.VIII.07. anything can be a sign if you want it to be

Postby hawkseye » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:07 pm

My body was tapping to the rhythm, Allen -- sounds like Wayne's was too

The beat builds to the ending
at first I'm nodding -- Yes, Yes -- saw that, heard that, could be...
then getting serious -- SOMETHING's going to happen! (shades of political folly??)
and settling into a shrug of reality
you can predict what’s going to happen, he said,
and you can predict when something’s going to happen,
but never,
he said,
try to predict the what and the when at the same time!


There really are signs everywhere we look -- and how we read them can inform or divert. Wonder if things like tea leaves (and really other signs) are ever really "read" the same by different people?

A rollicking fun poem today, Allen

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Re: CXXX.VIII.07. anything can be a sign if you want it to be

Postby Bill_Back » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:17 am

you can predict what’s going to happen, he said,
and you can predict when something’s going to happen,
but never,
he said,
try to predict the what and the when at the same time!

Absolutely true.

bill


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