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  A Night with Rimbaud
by Edward C. Patterson
Friday, February 20, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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from Songs: Not Just Survival included in The Closet Clandestine: a queer steps out


Ring me with young hearts,
Songs green with remembrance,
But not so green to be mowed.
Scarlet hussies
With laughter on their breath,
And liquor too,
For they know what I have forgotten
And I need to know again.

Ring me with fiery youth,
Dancing boys who know their stuff,
Who know what I know,
That life is invincible
And infinite.

And when I whisper the truth to them,
They laugh at my failing body,
But laugh with my seeking soul
And hold me fast to the lies of youth
Which I need to remember
In this life of infinite laughter.


for Anthony

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Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 4/17/2011
This I like very much.....melancholy but with a touch of sweetness and joy that is almost subliminal...

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Blue Sleighty 7/23/2010
Beautifully human. What I wish for myself upon the failing of my body. Coming ever so soon. lol
Reviewed by J AG 5/11/2009
Well written and a delight to the eyes and ears (I tend to read aloud). May your pen continue to flow!
Reviewed by Fabian Black 5/11/2009
Beautiful, evocative and moving, thank you.

Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 2/22/2009
An excellent and wonderful poem,take care

Reviewed by John Flanagan 2/20/2009
This is rich with evocation and nuance and beautifully phrased; truly worthwhile.
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