Friday, 22 March 2013

Innocence and Experience



This week's Trifection is 3 words: rain, remember and rebellion which we are to add our own 33 words to for a total of 36. 

Enjoy a little throw back to the Romantics...



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I remember when the rain washed us clean.

Rebellion was the triumph of Innocence.

The Tyger changed all that.

He slaughtered the sleeping Lamb.

And made the rain feel dirty.

Rebellion became the duty of Experience.






43 comments:

  1. Yup. You can dress him up but you can't take him anywhere.

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  2. That was interesting and thought-provoking.

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  3. I love this Sam! Very powerful. Love the last line - and I love the nod to Blake. Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks Sussanne :) I was hoping people would get the reference - my all time favorite iconoclast.

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  4. I loved this too, Sam!

    The line "And made the rain feel dirty." says it all!

    Good stuff!!

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    1. Yes there was some pollution for sure.

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  5. Tigers Tigers fighting bright
    in the ballparks of the night
    your pitchings fair
    your fields adroit
    So why no pennant
    For Detroit

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    1. Now there;s something you don't hear every day! good one.

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  6. I also like the line "And made the rain feel dirty." Very evocative.

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  7. Thanks Trudge :) Rebellion is ne fun when it's a duty is it.

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  8. Sam I shall apologise, for I am one of those who cannot offer critique on the written word, as others do. I write and spew forth my words without at times understanding my own work. I just say it like it is. I cannot delve or read deeply at times, or able to offer anything more than, I enjoyed your words. Yes I feel like an idiot as sadly I find it difficult on occasion to 'comprehend' what the writer has written and apologies don't really suffice. I am being upfront - I am Australian after all... that being as it is I did like this and the photo you chose was amazing for your piece.

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  9. Umm. thanks? lol. I have always enjoyed our exchanges and you writing. I'm not sure what you have to apologize about .. I am Canadian so I tthink we're even there. But ... umm thanks again for the kind words.

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  10. In a nutshell - my critiques are basic :-)

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  11. Well I appreciate you're comment :) take care.

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  12. Powerful writing and interesting use of the words.

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    1. Thanks lum - like you said before who knows where this stuff comes from ...

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  13. That tyger, always ruining the fun for everyone else... (: This is a very cool piece.

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  14. That turned the expected on its ear.

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  15. Rebellion ...the duty of Experience...cheers..

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  16. Tyger,tyger burning bright!It definitely is in this powerful piece-loved the last line:-)Beautiful image-the innocent & the wild ,divided,yet one.

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    1. Hanks for acknowledging the Blake reference I'm not sure how abstract that is but it definitely mean more if you know the works of Blake. My favorite. In my first year English Poetry class I wrote "William Blake is the Peter Townsend of the Romantics" kind of cheezy but that was 100 years ago and I stil love them both :)

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  17. The poem rocks, but the symmetry sends it into orbit. And the photo. So many places to ride that tiger! Superb.

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    1. Thanks Kymm :) I fell in love with that photo also - I keep a liabary when I run into something school I save it. I keep website references just incase but I'm not altogether sure on the rules of using photo's off the web,,,

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  18. Well done! That last line has power.

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  19. May i say- even nicer use of the prompts? Love how you've used the tyger.

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  20. Yes you may haha thats for your kind words:)

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  21. Love it and Trifextra Winner this week :) love ya hon xoxo

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  22. Congratulations on your win this week. Rebellion so often a tragedy even when triumphant.

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  23. Hey thanks Maggie :) this might be my first win ever at anything so I'm taking the week off. (jk)

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  24. Just saw that you won for this post, congrats, post you new badge proudly. You get a badge for winning don't you?

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    1. Ya I think they Call ir "Blog Bling" I have the Trifecta and the Dude Write winning badges.

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