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  rifling our thoughts
by Jeff Mason
Friday, February 06, 2004


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Just some thoughts I tossed out to Al Swanson this morning. Thought I'd share.




the eccentricities among we, the poetic,
and among we, the humans,
make us all the more interesting.

if you and I met and had drinks
and discussed
the factors of binomial equations, or
how the stars alight the night,
astride the bounding,
fahthomless energy of the universe;

or how neurons of the brain interact
with the synapses,
in surges of thought and fluidity --
how prone we are, to;
subtlest influx of zeal --
we feel;
from those with whom we click;

faintest flick;

of wrist -- would give rise
to mountainous droves of
inspirational insight --

and in flight,
we'd find ourselves;

amidst junctures that bind minds of two as one;
as we follow spinning bullets down the barrel of a gun.

Copyright (c) 2004 Jeff Mason


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Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 2/12/2004
my brain, Dave... my brain... Jeff has altered the circuits in my brain, Dave... again...

Excellent and insightful!
Reviewed by jude forese 2/6/2004
a fully loaded poem! when poets exchange their ideas, the inspiration that flows within their thoughts is alive with the energy of their creative possibiltites ...
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 2/6/2004
..damn it Jeff! You're bloody good! That's the way Aussies give compliments ...so for me to use these words of praise is as achievement from your end! hhehhe..In other words..hmmm..you've just assisted me in creating...THANKYOU! LOL!!
Vesna ..*smile*
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 2/6/2004
Great writing, Jeff!
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 2/6/2004
This writing well-defines the poet you are, Jeff. Well done. ~~BonnieQ
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 2/6/2004
You've got an eye for detail and way with words. Perhaps that's most of what defines a poet.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 2/6/2004
LOL at Ted below....I agree....awesome writing JEff...very deep....I love those last few lines...floria
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 2/6/2004
Excellent and thought-provoking!

Reindeer
Reviewed by William J. Cryer (Reader) 2/6/2004
Fascinating pontification here!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/6/2004
Excellent prognosis of the Psychological state of mind!!

You and Albert makes some team...and you give me much to learn from...thank you!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 2/6/2004
By the way, I was told, that I incorrectly spelled, the word Addiction, if that was the word I had been after, THEY would be right.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/6/2004
Was all set to drink with ya, and discuss any and all topics- til I saw the pistola. Think I'll stay home!
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 2/6/2004
Jeff,
My, my, if we met for drinks (drink), and you struck up any of the above conversations with me, I am afraid, I would only be having one drink, leaving the glass half full, or half empty, but I would be out of there in a flash, heading to the nearest computer keyboard, to write my masterpiece. I think the title might be, "Jeff Mason's One Step Program To Ending Your Alcohol Addition". Just having some fun with it, at the expense, of us both. NOW THIS IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT! ISN'T IT JUST POSSIBLE THAT OUR DISAGREEMENTS WITH EACH OTHER, CREATE CONTROVERSY, WHICH THEN BEGINS THE CREATIVE PROCESS OF WHAT WE DO AS WRITERS?
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 2/6/2004
Thanks Katy. It's about 'visualization;' and about muses and about how certain people and certain things make other people 'click;' different things inspire different people; and how we can get together and be so inpsired as to [poetically and metaphorically discuss and visualize] such varied things as a bullet spinning down the barrel of gun. -- Jeff
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 2/6/2004
Sigh, Jeff.. it was all so light and "airy" til that last line... I don't do equations but am certainly prone to "flights" (of fancy, mostly.. grin) There's food for thought here and I've taken a big gulp! Nice. katy.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/6/2004
Yes, and a pulled trigger cannot be unpulled and so words of wisdom, words of desire, words, words, words, attack the unwordy. I liked your poem and think I even understand it, however, understanding is also in the eye of that beholder. T think I should stop now before . . .

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