Sympathy for the Grinch

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Dedicated to Leroy and his crows

 

Like Mangum's secrets

sleep in winter clothes

Or the droplets from frost

on the tip of your nose

They are treasures

that words can't tell

for they speak in volumes

by themselves

Like the Who's guitars in Tommy

Your mother's comfort

when you still called her mommy

These things that somehow transcend time

We can only call sublime

 

Warning intuitions

that come oblique

The flippant charm

of Richard Dawson's cheek

Those memories stored

that words cant tell

for they speak in volumes

by themselves

Another soul's treasured past

stored in a room

Passed on to another

that their spirit resume

These gifts of favor, not fruit of crime

we can only call sublime

Comments

The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 23, 2018 - 5:40am
Sympathy for the Grinch! New on Writer Beat! Statler and Waldorf Review says: "<meh> workmanlike..."
Ward Tipton Added Dec 23, 2018 - 6:06am
I liked the Grinch ... he definitely got a bad wrap! 
Leroy Added Dec 23, 2018 - 11:10am
I'm honored, TBH.  Excellent!
Dino Manalis Added Dec 23, 2018 - 12:04pm
 Nobody will steal our Christmas!
Ward Tipton Added Dec 23, 2018 - 12:14pm
I liked Statler and Waldorf too ... The most sensational, inspirational ... this is what we call the ... 
FacePalm Added Dec 23, 2018 - 1:28pm
Never heard of "Statler and Waldorf"(save for the latter being the name of a town i'm vaguely familiar with, and the former being the name of an alleged set of brothers of country music fame).
 
The Richard Dawson reference i think i catch, if his hosting of "Family Feud" is being inferred...
 
No clue on "Mangum," either, though i almost misread it as "Magnum."
 
Nevertheless, and carping aside, nice wordsmithing, there, TBH!  Your muse must be in overdrive, by now.  Love the imagery, even if i'm too ignorant to catch the references(and too lazy to indulge in websurfing to maybe find out).
The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 23, 2018 - 1:40pm
Statler and Waldorf are the two crotchety old men who sat in the balcony seats of the old Muppet Theater. They were grumpy old curmudgeons with always a disparaging remark for the performer. 
 
Mangum is NOT a typo of Magnum, actually. Refers to Jeff Mangum, lead singer and songwriter of the tragically short lived Neutral Milk Hotel. It is reference to a lyric line in one of his songs from the Aeroplane over the Sea LP....but now we keep where we don't know; all secrets sleep in winter clothes.....
Neil Lock Added Dec 23, 2018 - 1:47pm
When, four by four, the crows converge,
And tap upon your door,
Show them the roadkill on the verge;
They won't buzz you no more.
 
The Darn-Poor Rhymer salutes Leroy for the imagery, and TBH for bringing it to (what we hope is) a wider audience.
FacePalm Added Dec 23, 2018 - 2:37pm
TBH-
Statler and Waldorf are the two crotchety old men who sat in the balcony seats of the old Muppet Theater. They were grumpy old curmudgeons with always a disparaging remark for the performer. 
 
Ah!  Ok, i remember those guys, but never knew their names.  Reminds me of the two old guys often featured on Rocky'n'Bullwinkle, who'd often start off their conversation with "Now, there's something you don't see every day..."
 
Mangum is NOT a typo of Magnum, actually.

Didn't say it was; i said i ALMOST misread it.
 
Refers to Jeff Mangum, lead singer and songwriter of the tragically short lived Neutral Milk Hotel. It is reference to a lyric line in one of his songs from the Aeroplane over the Sea LP....but now we keep where we don't know; all secrets sleep in winter clothes.....
Never heard of 'em, but now i feel the need to look up "Neutral Milk Hotel" on youtube and become acquainted.
Looks like you have an appreciation for the well-crafted(or inspired) phrase, yourself!