The Forgotten Realm

Hidden beneath
our feet lies
the forgotten realm.

Its paths and relics
fade with time
and disintegrate.

They exist only
in a disappearing
landscape.

Preservation barely
recovers the
decaying past.

by Cody McCullough

 

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  1. Good one. Trying to reclaim the past is doomed to failure. Unless we attempt to claim its spirit rather than its entirety. But then, isn’t the act of reclaiming merely an interpretation of the past with today’s spin? (Well, this is necessarily a yes.) Yet through our conceptions of the past (based on what relics we have and continue to acquire), the ‘past of sorts’ can be – to some extent – seen to ‘live on’ (…Perhaps so). 🙂

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  2. It would be great if we could learn enough from the past that we don’t repeat their mistakes.
    Thanks for visiting and LIKEs on my posts.

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    • Cody McCullough

       /  February 21, 2013

      Thanks for your comment too. Every day I hope not to repeat the mistakes of the past. Unfortunately, most days I do…

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  3. A lovely stately cadence here that goes well with your subject. k.

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  4. Reblogged this on James' World 2.

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