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Acid


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Posted:flash fire,I read your signature "she dances in a ring of fire and throws off the challenge with a shrug" and it's by Jim MorrisonI was wondering if that line is from one of his songs and if it is which one??thanxpeace love and poi

life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans John Lennon

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flash fire
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Posted:Hi Acid,As far as I know that quote is not in any song. I actually got it from Oliver Stone's film "The Doors"I think that it could be from one of his poems but am not 100% sure.will get back to you
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Acid


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Posted:I also heard it in the movie and wondered what song it's from and than i remembered that someone used it as a quote in here.Ill wait for your answerthanxpeace love and poi

life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans John Lennon

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mikeyb


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Posted:So far as I can find out, it's from a poem called "All The Poems". Here's the text I found, in several places, can't find a date though.All the poems... ACT IAll the poems have wolves in them,all but one -- the most beautiful one of all. She dances in a ring of fire and throws off the challenge with a shrug."Who did you right that one for?""I wrote it for you." ACT IIAll the poems have wolves in them,all but one -- the most beautiful one of all. I hope you go out smiling like a child into the cool remnant of a dream, the angel man finally claimed his benevolent soul. Ophelia, leaves sudden and silk chlorine dream -- mad stifled witness."This is the strangest life I have ever known."

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Ithaca


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Posted:One of my favorites verses from the man who brought us:"Male genitals are small facesforming trinities of thieves..."and"Pleaseshow us you ragged head& silted smiling eyescalm in firea silky flowered shirtedging the eyes, alivespidery, distantdial lies"can't find any more poiish refs though.....?

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Acid


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Posted:mikeyb,where could i find some more poems? not lyricspeace, love and poi[This message has been edited by Acid (edited 22 September 2001).]

life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans John Lennon

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Acid


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Posted:heySorry im a bit pushy on this topic but i really nead info on where to get words for poems by Morrison.I need to do an art project that is inspired by a poet and guess who i picked??!!anywayId be happy with a tiny cluethanxpeace love and poi

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flash fire
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Posted:I recommend you get some books..."no one here gets out alive" is a goodie and you can always get his book of poetry called "American Prayer"I'd go to a search engine like dogpile.com and type "jim morrison poetry" and see what that results in...good luck
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