Saturday, March 04, 2006

"What I know"   Frog Song IV     [frog lyric]

I don't know about hours nor days
    what I know is here in the air
to be half an hour alive in this world
        requires a fierce desire
what I know is very practical
    & I'm seeing it everywhere
to be half an hour alive in this world
        you've got to sing with fire

I don't know about months nor years
    what I know is here in the pond
to be half n week alive in this world
        is not some idle game
what I know is philosophical
    it involves a living bond
to be half a week alive in this world
        your heart cannot be tame



[these songs are related to a prose fable, The Frog Literatus]

2 Comments:

Blogger V Murthy said...

very fine and easy to understand poem

Sun Mar 05, 07:38:00 AM PST  
Blogger ~River~ said...

Very interesting. I like that the frog says:

I don't know about hours nor days/months nor years

and then proceeds to wax eloquent on "half an hour" and "half a week".

Wed Mar 08, 07:17:00 AM PST  

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