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As Bartleby, the Scribner

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As Bartleby, the Scribner

Post  mikeschultz on Tue Jan 17 2012, 19:00

And old sailor’s mind is full of the sea,
and of the wonders he would taste or see,
and stories we believe or disbelieve,
of lands and customs we could not conceive

were real prior to his telling of them,
the moment his words gave life to a gem
of a thought, a distinct maybe, but then
lost days begin for want of knowing when.

When his seas are calm, his bubble zero,
neutrally buoyant and in fine trim, oh,
the look in his eyes speaks to tell and show
all that might have been before he said, “No.”

As Bartleby, the Scribner often said,
with no pretense of willfulness or dread,
“I would prefer not,” as waves to the sand,
be so driven towards the shore by God’s hand.

Michael Schultz © August 20, 2011 (1932)
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Re: As Bartleby, the Scribner

Post  Lucie on Wed Jan 18 2012, 15:32

oh, i so like this.. please put up more....
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Re: As Bartleby, the Scribner

Post  jinettyx on Thu Jan 19 2012, 07:48

Mike..this is so good!....I agree, we need to see more of your work!..It conjures up wonderful images with every word you write! I love it! clapping
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Re: As Bartleby, the Scribner

Post  mikeschultz on Fri Jan 20 2012, 08:57

Thank you both very much. It is good to hear that others enjoy my poems. Thanks for reading. Mike
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Re: As Bartleby, the Scribner

Post  peewee on Fri Jan 20 2012, 12:55

I agree with Lucie
Good job

Bring it on
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