>Billy Collins 's poem, Forgetfulness
Loved it... Thank you.
By the way, you are thousands of miles away from forgetfulness as far I can see.
2018-01-13 8:18 GMT+03:00 ann sanfedele <ann...@nyc.rr.com>:
> Before my day?? Flattery will get you nowhere, Stan :-) Be kind to your
> (In case you really didn't know.. I'm 81.)
> I knew about it back in the day... I've got the it on vinyl somewhere and I
> saw the movie more than once..
> But suddenly that line John quoted was no longer in my memory bank..
> I did say "Obie" sounded familiar. Then it morphed in to officer Krumpky
> from West Side Story and I couldn't
> retrieve it.
> Billy Collins 's poem, Forgetfulness, tells the situation well..
> here a a few lines.. you can find him reading it on line and the entire
> work... one of my very favorites.
> "The name of the author is the first to go
> followed obediently by the title, the plot,
> the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel
> which suddenly becomes one you have never read,
> never even heard of,
> as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor
> decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain,
> to a little fishing village where there are no phones.
> On 1/12/2018 11:23 PM, Stanley Halpin wrote:
>>> On Jan 12, 2018, at 4:44 PM, Mark Roberts <postmas...@robertstech.com>
>>> On Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:17:01 +0000, you wrote:
>>>> On 12/1/18, John, discombobulated, unleashed:
>>>>> I said, "Yes, sir, Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie, I put that
>>>>> envelope under that garbage."
>>>> Straight over my head bro. Gimme a clue here
>>> Arlo Guthrie. Alice's Restaurant.
>> This past Thanksgiving was the 50th anniversary of the incident that
>> formed the basis of that ballad. Before your day Ann….
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