Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thursday Poetry Corner: #3



The Thrill of the Pastry.

Spring was never waiting for us, girl
It ran one step ahead
As we followed in the dance
Between the parted pages and were pressed
In love's hot, fevered iron
Like a striped pair of pants...

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!

I recall the yellow cotton dress
Foaming like a wave
On the ground around your knees
The birds, like tender babies in your hands
And the old men playing checkers by the trees...

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh, no!...

There will be another song for me
For I will sing it
There will be another dream for me
Someone will bring it
I will drink the wine while it is warm
And never let you catch me looking at the sun
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life
You'll still be the one...

I will take my life into my hands and I will use it
I will win the worship in their eyes and I will lose it
I will have the things that I desire
And my passion flow like rivers through the sky
And after all the loves of my life
After all the loves of my life
I'll be thinking of you
And wondering why...

MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again...
Oh, no!
Oh, noooooooooo!
No, noooooooooooooo!
Oh nooooooooooooooooo!!
-Formerly known as "MacArthur Park"

9 comments:

  1. Thiss was so beautiful, I did not want to corrupt it with my commentary!

    The lines:
    "I don't think that I can take it
    'Cause it took so long to bake it
    and I'll never have that recipe again..."
    are poignancy itself!

    I'm verklempft!

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  2. What was in that cake, laddie?

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  3. I'm not sure, I think it was in the chaster I drank with it! LOL!

    KIDDING! - JUST KIDDING!

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  4. Just when I needed a laugh.....

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  5. Terry, pass the crack pipe....

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  6. This song so cracks me up - a rep used to have us over to his house in New Hope, Penn. after market in NYC years ago. He would play this song at the dinner table and actually break down in tears. I always had to excuse myself so he wouldn't see me laughing.

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  7. 70's flashback! Barf!

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  8. What Angela said...LOL!

    Jeffrey: At least he spared us the clothes.

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  9. Disco shirts and leisure suits? You have a point, but don't give him any ideas.

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