Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Not What Was

This poem by Langston Hughes was the inspiration for this blog. As you will see i got the name for my blog from Mr. Hughes beautiful words.

By:Langston Hughes

"And the wild rose of the world
blooms to last so short a time
before its petals fall.
The air is music
and its melody a spiral
until it widens
beyond the tip of time
and is lost
to poetry and the rose --
belongs instead to vastness beyond form,
to universe that nothing can contain,
to unexplored space
which sends no answers back
to fill the vase unfilled
or spread in lines
upon another page --
that anyhow was never written
because the thought could not escape
the place in which it bloomed
before the rose had gone."

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