Tyburns

April 25, 2010
By Cesare GOLD, Sacramento, California
Cesare GOLD, Sacramento, California
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Favorite Quote:
Do you know the only value life has is what life puts upon itself? And it is of course overestimated, since it is of necessity prejudiced in its own favor. [You] do not lose anything, for with the loss of yourself, you lose the knowledge of loss.


To my teachers:

What's taught
rethought
exact
intact
Never to have what's taught rethought here.
All we have learned, exact intact lies.

To my Father:

To run
My son
Is bad
My lad.
'Tis good to stay, to run, my son, bad.
To stay, to rot, is bad, my lad, dad.

To anyone:

Indeed
We bleed
red tears
long years
In truth we die, indeed we bleed tears
Tears, weary tears, red tears, long years pass


The author's comments:
These are tyburns. The first four lines are two syllables. The first and second and the third and fourth lines rhyme. The fifth and sixth lines are nine syllables each; the fifth line includes the first and second lines as its fifth through eighth syllables as does the sixth for the third and fourth lines. They can be hard.

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