Thumb in the Eye of the Gods by Richard Tornello


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Post June 29, 2010, 02:25:58 AM

Thumb in the Eye of the Gods by Richard Tornello

Interesting - using Centered formatting to get really ugly line lengths as part of an effect.

Not sure what "hoas they hue" means.
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Post June 29, 2010, 10:42:52 AM

hoa= Home Owners Associations,
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Post June 29, 2010, 12:04:21 PM

rick tornello wrote:hoa= Home Owners Associations,


Took me a while to get that one, too. Though it makes perfect sense once I (with the help of Mister McGoogle) figured it out.

Neat poem, Rick. These track developments are a scourge on the American psyche and culture. You put them in their place.

Well done.

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Post June 29, 2010, 04:13:00 PM

I don't know if development housing would rise to the level of offense given by the title or not . . . I can certainly think of worse things we've done as a species.

Anyway, I can't help recalling a song lyric, from about the time period when the Smothers Brothers had a regular TV show:

Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,
Little boxes on the hillside, and they all look just the same
I was raised by humans. What's your excuse?
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Post June 30, 2010, 12:33:43 PM

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Good job, Richard. In '86 I lived in New Orleans for a while, and was amazed at all the small square houses they had built on a flood plain. When the annual rains came, the homeowners were all angry and water-logged. I saw the Vietnamese in canoes harvesting turtles and snakes for supper. My point? - the gods can do what they will, but there'll be some who rise to the challenge. How anyone could benefit from a giant oil slick, however, is beyond even my ability to imagine.
Since the house is on fire - at least let us warm ourselves.

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