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Author:  basbrouwer [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 12:17 GMT ]
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Nice little challenge:

What do you think are Dylan's most poetic short string of words, limited to, let's say, a handful of words?

I love: "that silver, singin' river" from Tomorrow is a Long Time and "you who philosophize disgrace" from The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.

Author:  Johanna Parker [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 12:37 GMT ]
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vague traces

Author:  gibsona07 [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 12:46 GMT ]
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raging glory

curfew gull it glides

ghost of 'lectricity howls in the bones of her face

'neath the cypress tree while the springtime turned

sat stone faced while the building burned

napoleon in rags

Author:  charlesdarwin [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 13:05 GMT ]
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... evening's empire has returned into sand

Author:  The Bard [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 14:45 GMT ]
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power and greed and corruptible seed

Author:  meuse2208 [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 14:49 GMT ]
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even the swap meets around here are getting pretty corrupt

Author:  meuse2208 [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 14:52 GMT ]
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or:
can you cook and sew make flowers grow?

Author:  chrome horse [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 15:41 GMT ]
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Great thread!

"Of war and peace the truth just twists
Its curfew gull just glides
Upon four-legged forest clouds
The cowboy angel rides"

Author:  meuse2208 [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 15:44 GMT ]
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serious:
Darkness at the break of noon
Shadows even the silver spoon
The handmade blade, the child’s balloon
Eclipses both the sun and moon

Author:  leavinclaud [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 15:53 GMT ]
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Trapped by no track of hours for they hanged suspended

Author:  bella [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 15:58 GMT ]
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Are birds free from the chains of the skyway?

Author:  AndoDoug [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 15:59 GMT ]
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Their Religion of Little Tin Women

Author:  meuse2208 [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 16:02 GMT ]
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All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime
Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme

Author:  JackaRoe61 [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 17:09 GMT ]
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Blowin in the wind...
&
They sat together in the park
as the evening sky grew dark...

Author:  outfidel [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 17:11 GMT ]
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Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands

Author:  esto [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 17:22 GMT ]
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There's a moment when
All things become new again

Author:  gibsona07 [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 17:26 GMT ]
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fool's gold in your teeth and cemetery hips

eastertime too / airs on Rue Morgue Avenue

tax-deductible charity organizations

Author:  basbrouwer [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 17:37 GMT ]
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I love all of your input!

Author:  leavinclaud [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 17:50 GMT ]
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a magnificent mantelpiece, though its heart being chipped

Author:  effort [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 18:10 GMT ]
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meuse2208 wrote:
All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime
Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme


'I thought so sublime', no?

Author:  ForeignSun [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 19:15 GMT ]
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But I'll see you in the sky above/in the tall grass, in the ones I love...

Author:  jim50 [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 19:18 GMT ]
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Einstein "reciting the alphabet" (i.e. E= mc squared etc) is just the most elegant put-down going.

Author:  charlesdarwin [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 19:34 GMT ]
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There's a woman on my lap and she's drinking champagne

- but enough about me, back to the thread topic.


Twilight on the frozen lake
North wind about to break
On footprints in the snow
Silence down below

Author:  leavinclaud [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 19:49 GMT ]
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a firebox of hatred and a furnace full of fears

Author:  Ain't Talkin' [ Tue January 12th, 2016, 20:00 GMT ]
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When they tried to strangle Larry, Joey almost hit the roof.
He went out that night to seek revenge, thinkin' he was bulletproof.

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