Taoist Toast

January 5, 2009 at 5:58 pm | Posted in poetry, writing | 17 Comments
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The mad tumult and exalt

Voracious, widemouthed

Laughing cup runneth over

Bustle and shoulder bumping

Crowd fills the house

With celebrate pontificate

Madden enbadden and let none

Remain uncorrupted nor untouched

By selfindulgent gratulations

Glasses raised and toasting

This novelty profuse.

No more shall we beg

The breath of the dead

Henceforthwith we shall rename

Our dreams as plans instead

And ring in this most magnificent

confabulation of days,

The Year Of Doing Things.

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  1. this piece so exuding bursting popping with energies i want to dance or at least jump for joy, deepwell wishing and lightness
    no more begging breath of the dead that is classic
    i want that as a tattoo, with indulgent gratulations (what a great word!!!)
    your workis never dull gent- thankyou clink clink

  2. Reading it out loud is like reading a incantation. Explosive rhythm. Love this:

    Our dreams as plans instead
    And ring in this most magnificent
    confabulation of days,
    The Year Of Doing Things.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Here, here!

  4. very unusual indeed!

  5. It is a bit like that, yes…

    If only that excited faith could last…

    But I’d like 2009m to be a year of change, I would.

  6. Happy New Year friend…hope it is a magical one.

  7. The year of doing things: nice summary of the thousands and thousands of resolutions being written. One difference: most of them won’t get done.

  8. I love, love, love this! And this sounds like ME:

    Voracious, widemouthed
    Laughing cup runneth over

  9. I raise my glass to you, Paul. The year of doing things sounds like a good plan.

  10. I will toast to that. Cheers.

  11. cheers–to the year of doing things!

    sounds fantabulous–the idea AND the poem too, quite rambuntious spilling like effervescence

  12. There is nothing I want more than to rename my dreams as plans. Nothing. Hallelujah!!!!

  13. Oo, look at the amazing happenings I’ve missed. How wonderful.

  14. […] have WordPress blogs now which is cool and since this is The Year Of Doing Things I thought I would write a post about how fabulous they both are so that people  from all over the […]

  15. “Henceforthwith we shall rename
    Our dreams as plans instead”

    That sent a shiver down my spine! Only this morning I was thinking that this year seems special already – not only for me and my creative endeavours, but also my best friend is blossoming, my father is starting a new business and my husband is also starting to move into the next phase of his life. How exciting to find such a perfect expression of that! Thanks!

  16. Oh Paul….this is so far my favorite piece of yours that I am catching up on….I have missed your writing, and I am again revelling in your wordplays.

  17. remembering you fondly paul, you were and still are such a genius its mindboggle ding


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