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Eugene Levich Poems
To Paint the Portrait of a Bird... by Ja...
First paint a cage With an open door Then paint Something pretty
Souls I wonder if monkeys have souls. Their DNA and ours are almost identical—by 95 percent!
A Thousand Poems- (In Honor of Sandra Fe...
Often As I watch the news Or read history I'm sickened by Human
Considering Two Spanish Poets - Written...
'All of life is but a dream And dreams are but dreams! ' 'Life is a frenzy... A shadow, a fiction, an illusion...'
"Whenever you meet a contradiction You must make a fine distinction." No two conflicting statements can be true! The Medieval Scholastics made this observation.
Blowing snow And it ain't cocaine Though it's white It's three feet deep,
Oh, how wonderful it must be To wing like that Pelican o’er the sea! What shall we name it, I ask my wife. “Ulysses” she says, “or Penelope.”
Tragedy and Comedy
Tragedy and Comedy So intertwined! We are born to die That is the tragedy
Sometime in the future the Sun will explode and destroy the Earth. What then will this poem be worth... Or anything else for that matter?
I seem to attract women who are crazy! I wonder why that should be! Is it because they see in me Some comforting rationality—
Ah! Italia Land of Vino Gina Lollobrigida Sunshine
Who Is BRI? ... Written At 6 AM In A Din...
Who is BRI... That all the Brains commend him? (Sorry Shakespeare... Willy!)
The Question of the Metaphysical Squirre...
Squirrel high up on a leafy tree A hunter below heard the squirrel call And he circled the tree clockwise To shoot the squirrel and make it fall
God spoke to Samuel Who delivered God's command To King Saul, Saying,
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To Paint the Portrait of a Bird... by Jacques Prévert
First paint a cage
With an open door
For the bird
Then place the canvas against a tree
In a garden
In a wood
Or in a forest
Hide yourself behind the tree
Sometimes the bird will arrive soon
But it could also easily take many years
For it to decide
Wait if necessary for years
The rapidity or slowness of the arrival of the bird
Has no connection with the success of the painting
When the bird arrives
If it ...