Subject: It's Never as Good as the First Time
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Tues Dec 22, 1998 at 9:16AM

It's never as good as the first time ...

No matter how often one reads the rhyme
Either it works the very first time or not
If it doesn't ... then there's a truly vast pot

To dip into ... to find another just right
So many new verses still left to write
So many thoughts yet to place into words
So many new ways in which to be heard

Some will happen along - right the first time
And those will be good - because they are prime
A taste in the mouth ... a patter in the heart ...
Those will be the ones which are truly art ...

- Tristram

(c) Christopher W. Thomas
9:10am Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, 1998