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Post by Mikp98 » Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:20 am

Hello everyone here at this wonderful place!

I am a foreigner with a keen interest in the English language. From time to time I write a little poetry in English as well and usually end up with something questionable. This time it concerns a phrase which says:

Run against miles

What I want to express is that you unexpectedly meet problems or something which seems insurmountable. Is it possible to comprehend it in that fashion with a little artistic freedom in play!

Thanks in advance for your answers
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:48 am

Hello Mikp98.
Context may be helpful.
Miles isn't the Lance Armstrong of the footracing world, is he?
Shouldn't poetry be full of the questionable!
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Post by hsargent » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:08 pm

On this website, there are no foreigners .... or .... we all are foreigners. We've classified ourselves relative to "the ponds"!

I am interested in the context also. "Run against miles" I think you mean "Run in spite of a journey of miles" or "Run anticipating miles".
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Post by Debz » Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:38 pm

I agree. It would be helpful to see the phrase in context.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:06 am

He looked across
The empty expanse
Of his life.
A vastness expressed
In miles of time,
How can he
Run against miles ?
When his
Crawl against inches
Is the daily grind,
He faces,
To survive.

© WoZ 2006

WoZ of Aus 14/04/06
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Post by Debz » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:23 am

Ahem.. is this the original context?
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:31 am

.. no Debz .. that is my context using what M P told us and showing Harry that it is possible to use the phrase as is and make sense .. *smile* ..

WoZ
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Post by Mikp98 » Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:25 pm

Hi everyone again and thanks for the many answers my thread received!

And of course it would have been better if I had placed it in context so here it goes:

Lyrics for a song

So alone and heaven might help
[feels like you/ when you] run against miles...


That is a great distance which is related to something seemingly insurmountable. It is about feeling powerless and perhabs incapable of dealing with something difficult in one's life!
I hope this makes sense. Especially thanks to Wizard of Oz for his input. I really enjoyed reading that!
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:37 pm

I think WoZ'poem is well done.....about an inchworm kind of guy..*simile*..
Mikp98, Your lyric sounds fine to me.
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