Tinfoil Symphonies

November 3, 2011
By Hannibal_the_Vegetarian_Cannibal SILVER, A Nice Place In, Virginia
Hannibal_the_Vegetarian_Cannibal SILVER, A Nice Place In, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain." ~Anonymous


"For he loved her, as you can only love someone who is an echo of yourself in your time of deepest sorrow." ~ Orson Scott Card


Tinfoil Symphonies upon the waves
Beyond the eager prow,
That reaches for them, strives for them,
But will never touch them now.

Yonder the muted horizon shines
With freckles that are ships,
Landmass is a memory
Among the clouds in wisps.

The prow strives on, reaching hard,
Obeying its Master’s word.
Tinfoil laughs and shakes her head;
Freer than a bird.

Symphonies shine and symphonies glow
Upon the stricken waves,
That gleam and glimmer in the light
Of Tinfoil’s laughing “heys!”

Nothing but the glistening waves,
And eager, reaching prow.
That will never in a lifetime reach
The Tinfoil Symphonies now.


The author's comments:
I wrote this when I was on a boat, sitting at the prow. I was watching the play of the light on water, and then suddenly the phrase "Tinfoil Symphonies" came to mind. I have no idea what it came from, but from that (and lots of revision) I got this poem.

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on Jan. 22 2012 at 5:06 pm
TheAustinator SILVER, Bowers, Pennsylvania
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Always remember skaters are nerds, we leave the cool guy stuff to the jocks-Ryan Smith/The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems-Bruce Lee/Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind-Bruce Lee

This is awesome! It put's a picture in my mind like I was there seeing what you saw at the time you wrote this.

on Dec. 11 2011 at 8:37 am
Hannibal_the_Vegetarian_Cannibal SILVER, A Nice Place In, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain." ~Anonymous


"For he loved her, as you can only love someone who is an echo of yourself in your time of deepest sorrow." ~ Orson Scott Card

Sure! It may take me a day or 2 to get around to it, as I'm really busy, but I'll definately do it. :)

on Dec. 11 2011 at 7:26 am
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
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“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Holy cow, this is amazing! I love this! I think that tinfoil was the perfect metaphor for water. This is absolutly uniqe, I was smiling the whole time I was reading this. Gread job, five stars!

 

I'd really like to ask you to read something called 'Lonely Fires', but it isn't up yet. Do you think you could check out either 'The Swimmer' or 'I Had A Dream' and comment, please? I'd love to see what you think of them.


on Nov. 27 2011 at 5:34 am
AnimaCordis GOLD, London, Other
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"Evil is when the good do nothing"

This is really good, i think the picture you choose was near perfect!

on Nov. 25 2011 at 1:20 pm
LifesIllusion BRONZE, Cicero, Indiana
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"Don't let your fears slow you down. Instead, chase them down and beat them."

I love this! It is so inceredibly full of detail and description. I feel like i am there with you looking at the ocean! amazing!!!


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