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(the sorrowjoy tournament 3:5) murmur vs. the girl
The Jasmine Flower
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We have come to the fifth match of the third round of the sorrowjoy tournament.

It's murmur against the girl. Which do you prefer?

On the sorrowjoy CD, murmur is track 26, while the girl is track 20.
the poison was performed at the Crossing Border festival.

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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murmur

in the night i am anybody in my bed in a bus in america. drifting out
over starry blackened highway. my little mind. i am holding onto
youth a little too tightly, i've noticed. fear is a faithful dog, running
beside me, licking my face, wanting to be fed. can't get loose. pretty
boys. can't settle down, settle in. berit asked me today what murmur
means. i couldn't describe it; little sound, a hint. not quite a whisper.

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the girl

she is so dark and sweet and lonely
and you are so kind,
is there any way you can resist each other all day?
i almost think i would let you touch her
so long as you remembered me
with some kind of shrine at her altar.
she, i'm sure, tastes of plums,
(do they grow in the mountains of georgia?)
and i know you are fascinated;
last week you confessed you piggybacked her
up the harrow road,
and i have seen you dream at night.
i have always wanted to grow
less like vines,
and more like the poinciana; reaching out and up
and flowering.
perhaps you need a holiday from the green of my eyes,
and anyway,
from day one my lesson has always been of letting go.

Posted on: 2007/9/15 17:48
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Re: (the sorrowjoy tournament 3:5) murmur vs. the girl
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Easy !

The Girl, of course.

Posted on: 2007/9/15 17:51
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Re: (the sorrowjoy tournament 3:5) murmur vs. the girl
Oyster
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'The girl', really. It's quite personal, but I can relate to letting go of someone you love.

'Murmur' doesn't quite catches me and it feels unfinished (thus not finished properly).

Posted on: 2007/9/19 9:16
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Re: (the sorrowjoy tournament 3:5) murmur vs. the girl
The Jasmine Flower
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"the girl" One of my favorites.

I also like "murmur", but I like "the girl" better.

Posted on: 2007/9/20 14:07
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Re: (the sorrowjoy tournament 3:5) murmur vs. the girl
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the girl!

Posted on: 2007/9/20 22:52
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Re: (the sorrowjoy tournament 3:5) murmur vs. the girl
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I've lost already, but nevertheless I vote for "murmur"!

Posted on: 2007/9/21 13:34
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Re: (the sorrowjoy tournament 3:5) murmur vs. the girl
The Jasmine Flower
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If it's any consolation, Bene, I woulda voted for murmur against either of the poems in 3:4.

Posted on: 2007/9/21 14:00
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Re: (the sorrowjoy tournament 3:5) murmur vs. the girl
The Jasmine Flower
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Final Results:
murmur 18% [1]
the girl 82% [4.5]

And so "the girl" steamrolls on down the harrow road to quarterfinals, while "murmur" gets bussed out.

Posted on: 2007/9/29 14:55
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Re: (the sorrowjoy tournament 3:5) murmur vs. the girl
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Could not resist, I like murmur !

Posted on: 2007/10/4 21:48
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