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Glimpses of Myself 19 January 2006

Posted by ABD in ABD, Poetry.

by ABD

just the other day, i came across
a glimpse of myself:

somewhere in that crowded midst
among the passers-by:
somewhere on that line of beach
where whales come out to die:
somewhere up above, between
a peak and piece of sky ::

that other day has slipped away,
but a fragment of its song
breathes into this shrunken self
and does its pang prolong.




1. The Turk - 24 January 2006

I’ve read this poem before. Did u write back in school for class?

2. ABD - 24 January 2006

as-salaam alaykum. yes, the original version was written back in 1994. i have since changed the last stanza. i hope the change in tone between stanzas two and three is suggestive of the distance between high school and adulthood (are we adults now :) ?)

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