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Thursday, January 31, 2013

365 Poems: Digital Chimera

Day 31

Finding that we accomplish more with an assignment, we again depend on the Wednesday poetry prompt from Writer's Digest

For this week’s prompt, write a forever poem. The poem could be about things that last forever, take forever, or play on the concept that nothing lasts forever. So many possibilities exist that I’m sure some poets could write on this prompt forever...
Well not forever. Just tonight.

Digital Chimera

Have the words finally found
immortality, here on this
messy digital chimera?
If parchment lasts for
millennia, and cellulose
something less, how long
will these characters dance
among glowing pixels?
Good words or bad,
intriguing ideas and
lame observation,
strung out from
hard drive to server farm,
monitor to smartphone to
whatever screen wherever:
Perhaps we’ve finally found
literary infinity, 

deserved -- or not.

Of course, Emily Dickinson did it better: Forever – is composed of Nows –

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