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UKArchive ID: 35651I Threw It All Away by micawber
Originally published on October 19, 2015 in Poetry

Poem using Dylan title as starting point #3




I kept it, too long, too strong
to let it into the light,
and even in the night
I couldn't look at it,
not for long.
It was magnesium in the flame
I was the one to blame,
still I threw it all away.

We made it, so long, so strong
watching dust motes in the light
and never once at night.
You couldn't look at me,
not for long.
You were castling in the game,
I was the one to blame,
so I threw it all away.

You left me, “so long!”, so strong;
switching off the landing light,
as you fled into the night.
I could not look for you,
not for long.
I stood calling out your name
I was the one to blame
when I threw it all away.

© micawber (nomenklatura on OLD UKA)
UKArchive ID: 35651
Archived comments for I Threw It All Away
gwirionedd on 20-10-2015
I Threw It All Away
"To castle" is an interesting verb, Ewan. What do you mean by it exactly? Is it a reference to a chess move? That's what it sounds like. If so, is bishoping possible?

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It's a reference to the chess move, which I have always considered a sneaky business

Castle


gwirionedd on 20-10-2015
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I never knew you could do that in chess. It's a bit naughty, innit?


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teifii on 21-10-2015
I Threw It All Away
Seems to have echoes of your pantoum but i like this one better.
Daff

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Andrea on 21-10-2015
I Threw It All Away
1969! He's always sounded older than he was...





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