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Poem for Sunday and Viggo on Charlie Rose

I woke up in a Simon and Garfunkel mood. Sometimes this happens to me. Next to Bob Dylan, Paul Simon is the most obvious choice for songwriter-who's-really-a-poet anyway. "The Mississippi delta was shining like a National Guitar" is one of my favorite descriptive phrases in all of American literature.

Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall
by Paul Simon


Through the corridors of sleep,
Past the shadows dark and deep,
My mind dances and leaps in confusion.
I don't know what is real,
I can't touch what I feel,
And I hide behind the shield of my illusion.

So I'll continue to continue to pretend
My life will never end,
And flowers never bend with the rainfall.

The mirror on my wall
Casts an image dark and small
But I'm not sure at all it's my reflection.
I am blinded by the light
Of God and Truth and Right
And I wander in the night without direction.

So I'll continue to continue to pretend
My life will never end,
And flowers never bend with the rainfall.

It's no matter if you're born
To play the King or pawn
For the line is thinly drawn 'tween joy and sorrow,
So my fantasy
Becomes reality
And I must be what I must be and face tomorrow.

So I'll continue to continue to pretend
My life will never end,
And flowers never bend with the rainfall.

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Here's Viggo on Charlie Rose. Viggo really needs to do more talk shows...

"And there's no questions really being asked, at large, right now, about what we're doing, whereas in The Two Towers, you have different races, nations, cultures coming together, examining their conscience and unifying against the very real and terrifying enemy...that it's considered some kind of fifth column thinking, that it's treasonous, and that, you know, those attacks are used as an excuse to limit civil liberties in this country."

Also, I am in love with savageseraph's Aragorn/Boromir. Like this one. And this one.

Even if I don't end up with Aragorn, I rock. Gacked from neffable:

Eowyn
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