Hey! Gonna STAR in a MOVIE…!!

Posted on November 26, 2014

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Hey! Gonna STAR in a MOVIE…!!

In the same way as it could be said that we little humans have a TICKET to ride, I tend to think (I know, I’m mental) that we also have a chance to STAR in our own MOVIE.  The image of the Mad Conductor comes to mind, facing a blank wall, and assiduously directing the strains of an invisible Symphony Orchestra that only he can hear.
We can STAR in our own MOVIE. Cool! Sure, maybe nobody will come to watch it. Who cares? We have the chance to wave the conductor’s baton with insane intensity, to compose a veritable orgy of Artistic Drama, to make love to the Muse.

Shakespeare said it so well, in Macbeth:

Life is but a walking shadow
a poor player
that struts and frets his hour upon the stage.
It is a tale
told by an idiot
full of sound and fury
signifying nothing.

Who cares?  Let’s play it again, baby!

I wrote a poem once, in which I explored this same theme. See what you think:

My Dance in the Clouds

My Dance in the Clouds
Spontaneous and colorful
Like all things of men
Will pass, one day.

When the Music stops
And the Bandmaster bows,
I too
From the waist
Shall bow deeply.

And to you two silent partners of The Way
To my dreams and your thoughts
To sun rise and sun set
I, an Old man now,
shall wave a cheerful goodbye.

I will thank you both
For your indulgence
For your forbearance
For showing me kindness.

Because all the puzzling
And all the confusion
The whirrings of my tiny mind
will cease

In the quiet, gentle,
Silence of the morning
Turmoil
At last
Shall rest

But somewhere in the vastness
Of an ever changing sky
A small spirit
Delighted
Will be heard by the Immortals
Composing
An irreverent tale.

It is my simple hope
Touched with warmth
That my struggling prose
Like a wild, returning rose
Will yet speak to some soul.

I boast not
Of my timid role
But I tell you
I danced
crazily
intensely
With feeling.
And every thought
I could possibly think
I thought

Think of me
sometime
kindly

Amongst your Clouds   

Speaking

go back to list of possible Tunnels Out?   Fly

go back to Index?   Smile

Last edited by Francis Meyrick on November 28, 2014, 10:51 am


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