Sunday, January 3, 2010

Poem: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind


Eternal the sunshine where spotless the mind

Nothing can injure what nothing can find

Erasing the sorrow; unfulfilling lament

Too much has been given, too much has been spent

Perchance for removal every schism and strain

The depth of the scarring that at once caused such pain

Forgetting the heartbreak, disappointment and loss

Remembrance is sadness we have all come across

So fresh from the suffering what memory designed

Eternal the sunshine where spotless the mind


Copyright SGW 2010


Footnote: Based on a re-watching of one of my favorite movies, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." The movie finds hope that the heart can overcome what we think we'd wish to forget. This poet is not so sure.

16 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

I am not so sure, either. Or maybe hope sometimes requires more imagnination than I can muster. Well done, Scott.

Anonymous said...

hope is very impotent in the darkness of life.is it that much easy to forget? i think its very difficult to forget.time wound all things but you never forget
love poem

Art said...

One of my fave poem and movie as well. So many times in my life, all i wanted to do is to erase everything inside my head, and upon seeing the movie I wondered, would I do the same if it was actually possible to do the erasure....?

Anonymous said...

Who wrote this? I love the first two lines. But i would like to get more info on this poem. I am strongly considering getting it tattooed. So any information would be greatly apreciated.

Unknown said...

Thank you dry much for the kind words. I am the author of this, and everything on this site. If you leave a means of communicating via E Mail, I'd be happy to give you any information you'd like.

Unknown said...

Typo: Thank you SO much.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! How do I leave my email without random people seeing it?

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Unknown said...

Not sure where Anonymous disappeared to, but I have deleted my E Mail address after one week waiting.

Anonymous said...

"Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind" is from an Alexander Pope series of letter to his long lost love.

Anonymous said...

hello! sorry i haven't come by to check in. i was wondering if you wouldn't mind giving me your email again. i am super curious about your poem, and am thinking of getting it tattooed soon. i just want to ask some questions first. thank you
-r

Unknown said...

Hello again, r. If you'd like to get in touch with me, please leave an E Mail address here, which I will see within a few hours. You can delete your post once I write to you.

Scott

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Anonymous said...

Hello I just seen this and fell in love with it! I just love it. Did you write this? I am also strongly condidering getting this tattooed.

Unknown said...

Cool and thank you! If you do, let me know. I'd love to see it!