LILAC[1] - The Lilac Tree Poems, People, Places Travels on...

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The Lilac Tree Poems, People, Places Travels on My Own David Wilde Second Printing April 2008 © Sun Also Sets Series © Wilde Publishing PO Box 4581 Albuquerque New Mexico, 87196 ISBN 0-9625472-2-0 2008 © 1
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CONTENTS 1. Adventure 2. In Praise Of Patrick Kavanagh, Or, Lost In America (9/29/90) 3. Snow On The Cactus (11/16/93) 4. Emotions 5. Sketches On The Dancing Mood 6. Art History 7. Libra Tempor (I /8/90) 8 . The "Unbelievable Loudness Of Being." Or A Clever Little Essay. ( 8/90) 9. Growing Up In England, (1/22/97) 10. There Never Was A Lorraine Road Gang! 11. The lawless roads ( "Wildeland") Fall, 1991 12. The Lilac Tree: The Color Of Spring. (Nostalgia) 2
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Adventure By David Wilde Flying boats, P.B.M.'s and P.B.Y.'s (Catalina's) in the Pacific Rim, Shanghai, Hong-Kong, and anywhere East of East. Art is the machinist, is the Devonian landlubber. He is the quintessential rebel, the story-teller, a Biggles-like character who likes a tall, well-dressed story. Captain W.E. Johns would be proud of this achievement, as archetype in the prewar world of adventure, harking back to the Heroic Age, of damsels in distress, and lone-wolf romantic glory. In a flash, Art would solve the mystery, of "who did it, and why." A no nonsense approach, to American politics, and the U.S.A.'s answer to John Buchan's solid experience, as traveler, soldier, politician and adventurer: almost, but not quite. That would take a lot more than mere story-telling, and a lot more space. More than is available here, at the present time and in the present circumstances. Let it be said only that, "time and tide waits for no man." This adventure in the rough pseudo-Scottish culture of Southwest New Mexico, is in defiance of authority, but not in any great hurry, to leave, except for Australia or rural England. His skill, as a 'panhandler,' or gypsy 'Tinker,' is great and not limited to pots, pans, old kettles, irons (in the fire and out), or anything likely to disturb the notion, of his 'trader' status. In another writer's view, the thought occurs, like a vanishing world, anachronistic, dutiful, and worldly, the writer being H.E. Bates. Art is misunderstood. His questions mark the line, invisible and distinguishing, between a forgotten age and loyalty, lost in time, belonging to Colonial era periods of American history, like that between the so-called Great War, and W.W.II, romantic but real. Like others, of the Vietnam era, who now feel lost, in wounds of pride, and sin at having killed, and betrayal by a government, they think, who treacherously killed the presidential candidate, mostly against a Vietnam initiative. Now is the hour of their discontent, yet still, authority lies, like Everyman, in the law. Not above nor below, but somewhere in between. So Art, and others, have a right to disagree with politics, but only because they disavow Governments, and salute sovereign Individualism, freedom to do as they prefer, in Society, and holy living. The adventure is to live, and let live. The writer knows this and
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