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November 10th, 2010, 10:05 AM
At the beginning of Chapter 44 of The Shining in Part 5, "Conversations at the Party," a line of poetry is quoted—"The arguments against insanity fall through with a soft shurring sound…" i know it is a poem stephen king wrote in high school but is there a full version of it and if so can some one please post me a link to it and if you could tell me the name would be awsome
November 10th, 2010, 11:29 AM
It was written when he was in college I believe, but the title and complete work is escaping what serves as my mind right now...
November 19th, 2010, 10:30 AM
well if anyone does know itd be awsome
January 17th, 2011, 04:37 PM
From powells.com interview with the Man himself:
King: It's actually a version of a poem I wrote in college. I looked and looked — you know how you do workshops, and they make offprints of material. I thought I had some offprints from that, and I didn't, and so I called the prof who taught the class, and I said, Do you have any of those offprints? He looked, and he couldn't find it, either. Really, all I remembered of the poem was the first line, "The arguments against insanity fall through with a soft shirring sound," and I really didn't have much of a clue beyond that. So I worked on it a little bit, and it actually worked better, because it was more specific to the book.
Wish somebody could find it, cause it's amazing!
February 12th, 2013, 03:01 PM
The full poem is:
The arguments against insanity fall through with a soft shurring sound
These are the sounds of dead voices on dead records
Floating down the shaft of memory
When I ask you if you remember
When I turn to you in our bed
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