Apr. 15th, 2006 09:56 pm
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Hayley's last entry reminded me that I need to post something for poetry month. So, here goes: 

Voices of Poor People
A Song on the End of the World
By Czeslaw Milosz
On the day the world ends
A bee circles a clover,
A fisherman mends a glimmering net.
Happy porpoises jump in the sea,
By the rainspout young sparrows are playing
And the snake is gold-skinned as it should always be.
On the day the world ends
Women walk through the fields under their umbrellas,
A drunkard grows sleepy at the edge of a lawn,
Vegetable peddlers shout in the street
And a yellow-sailed boat comes nearer to the island,
The voice of a violin lasts in the air
And leads into a starry night.
And those who expected lightning and thunder
Are disappointed.
And those who expected signs and archangels’ trumps
Do not believe it is happening now.
As long as the sun and the moon are above,
As long as the bumblebee visits a rose,
As long as rosy infants are born
No one believes it is happening now.
Only a white-haired old man, who would be a prophet
Yet is not a prophet, for he’s much too busy,
Repeats while he binds his tomatoes:
There will be no other end of the world,
There will be no other end of the world. 

My mom had an absolutely brilliant idea for my birthday/cocktail party (April 22, 7:00-11:00! Be there!): I should use the upstairs hall, where it overlooks the living room, as a VIP area, a la My Super Sweet 16. That way, only my "special, VIP" friends can be up there with me and we can look down on the Proletariat and laugh. I love my mom. 

Date: 2006-04-15 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moomaid.livejournal.com
What do you want for your birthday?

Date: 2006-04-15 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scornedsaint.livejournal.com
World peace. And a car.

(I dunno. Check my amazon wishlist, I guess)

(And I want it to be a red car, so that way Erin can yell "Red Thunda! Flies like Red Lightnin'" every time she sees it.)

Date: 2006-04-16 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ihearttwizzlerz.livejournal.com
red thunda still makes me laugh even though we overuse it. I was sitting in my seat giggling :p

Date: 2006-04-16 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ihearttwizzlerz.livejournal.com
I'll be there!!

haha....i like how momma T thinks :p

Date: 2006-04-16 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scornedsaint.livejournal.com
And of course, we need to video tape it, and I need to find out how to edit in those sparklies they always do on My Super Sweet 16

Date: 2006-04-16 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlebitlonger.livejournal.com
I can't wait to come! Is it fancy dress again?

My Super Sweet 16 -- I am ADDICTED to that show now! Eee! Now all we need to get you are those shirtless male models to carry you in on their shoulders. And maybe an island in the Caribbean.

I should go to sleep now. But I don't WANNA.


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