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(the sorrowjoy tournament round 2:3) the wonder is returning vs. the bridge
The Jasmine Flower
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We are now to the third match of the second round of the sorrowjoy tournament.

It's the wonder is returning against the bridge. Which do you prefer?

On the sorrowjoy CD, the wonder is returning does not appear, while the bridge is track 21.

Voting will last approximately 14 days. The poll will only be officially closed when I announce that it is closed. I will do this the first time I come on after the poll has expired.

You may consider any version of the poem when voting, from the book to the CD to the live performances.

Please vote carefully. Make sure you have selected the correct poem before you submit your vote. Only votes will be counted, not intentions.

For more information on the the sorrowjoy Tournament:
http://www.heathernova.net/modules/ne ... php?topic_id=3462&forum=5

Here are the two poems:

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the wonder is returning

in the almost dark
the old-mans-beard hanging from the cedar.
the blue is dusky on the bay
all the boats have gone home racing
and the fatcats drinking heineken.
the evening is down and the lighthouse lights.
i have lost my city slick
browning and unravelling and caring less about the plan,
tuning in to the bigger and the smaller -
the wonder is returning
like a stretch after a long sleep.
who does the prayer go out to?
that is my only question.
when i swam through the water i
was the water
and the blue swallowed me whole.

----

the bridge

you said you would be the bridge
that hung between the cliffs
suspended and swaying,
so i stepped out onto you
and i inched my way across.
i had faith and hope till i was in the middle
and i made the mistake of looking down;
the river was a snake,
and i couldn't smell or even imagine
the sweetness of the grass;
everything was erased and i was swinging
in the arms of fear,
even though you spoke to me in the wind,
and even though your arms still held me.
if i could only look up, you said,
i would fly with the kestrel,
but i was transfixed.
why does fear name us for its own?
why are the depths seductive
and the heights more like a dream than a reality?
why does love try so hard to contain and define?
the shelter that we seek will keep us
from the boundless sky.

Posted on: 2007/6/2 14:32
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the brigde.

Posted on: 2007/6/2 22:11
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That's correct.

Posted on: 2007/6/6 12:00
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Re: (the sorrowjoy tournament round 2:3) the wonder is returning vs. the bridge
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I'll go for "bridge" as well, but "wonder" isn't bad either.

Posted on: 2007/6/6 13:53
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I voted for "the wonder is returning", though I like both poems.

Posted on: 2007/6/6 18:05
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the bridge...where's the bridge.. has anyone seen the bridge? Where's that confounded bridge?


The bridge is my selection to move on to the next round

Posted on: 2007/6/7 5:48
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'Wonder is returning'. I like 'The Bridge' more, but she mentions Heineken in 'Wonder' so...

Posted on: 2007/6/14 11:24
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Just 1 more day to vote.

Posted on: 2007/6/15 13:10
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Wonder. Also because of the heiniken.

Posted on: 2007/6/16 12:24
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Final Results:
the wonder is returning 46% [3]
the bridge 54% [3.5]

Despite a late, heineken-inspired rally by "the wonder is returning", "the bridge" once again inches across to the next round by a one vote margin.

Posted on: 2007/6/16 15:00
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The prof I wrote my diploma thesis for, had the surname "Heineken". Each time I think of "Heineken", I first have to think of him, and THEN the beer.

Posted on: 2007/6/16 16:10
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What would have happened if she had written "Budweiser"?

Posted on: 2007/6/18 12:01
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Then I think of Bud Bundy from "Married With Children"...


Posted on: 2007/6/18 12:21
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Quote:

Bene wrote:
What would have happened if she had written "Budweiser"?




I'd say it'd be funny that the "fatcats" were drinking Budweiser, but really, even Heineken would be a little strange for true "fatcats".

Posted on: 2007/6/18 13:23
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