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First Breath
I have been thinking a lot about friendship lately and about how (if all goes the way it should) even though our visible bodies may be deteriorating slowly as time goes by, our souls should be growing more and more beautiful; and the latter is what is more important of the two.

It, to put it into academic philosophical terms, is a matter of form and content. While our bodies may represent the form into which our souls are poured -- the cup, if you will -- our souls represent the wine in the cup.

This made me think of a beautiful song by Richard Thompson which I've written about before. It's beautifully minimalistic, and I've reproduced my entry on the subject unedited below:

[from 13 Apr 2005]
Before I go to sleep, I can't help but post the lyrics of one of Richard Thompson's new songs. As I've mentioned before, I think that the definition of poetry is doing a lot with the least. I used to be into the epic, but now I'm really into minimalism.

'First Breath' is a beautifully mournful song; and since most of the lines contain only two words, more emphasis is placed upon those two or three words as Thompson slowly sings them out over the 4/4 time.

First Breath

Let's love
What's left.
Last dance,
First breath.

New friends
Hard won;
Old hearts
Shine on.

The frost is cruel
And fades the sign
On that little place
That I call mine.

Let's love
What's left
Like new born
First breath.

Old stars,
New shine.
Old cup,
New wine.

Sun rise,
Moon glow.
We'll know.

Inch by inch,
Word by word,
The lock is sprung
That caged the bird.

Let's love
What's left.
Last dance,
First breath.

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Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: Richard Thompson -- The Old Kit Bag

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From: megglemuffin Date: August 31st, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
hey, guess who... I added you!
hooverfactory From: hooverfactory Date: August 31st, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great! :) Now you can proceed to tell me how brilliant my journal entries are. :P

<3 Dutch
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