Sunday, May 20, 2012

Classical Movies

Shouldn't a movie grow old after time
Has passed by, and the memory grown short?
As a short in a poem that doesn't rhyme
Well, doesn't fit, exists merely, a port
Without a dock; is that not how memory
Behaves when it is given over to
Time? as the land is changed by the great sea
And no longer resembles what was true
To those that came before: does not a film
Conform to these ideas? Yet I still watch,
I still return to it, as the great helm
Of a ship is manned so that no great botch
May occur that would drown the sailors few,
I still watch, and glean new things of new hue.

                       Classical Movies, (c) Luke Bennette, May 2012

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