Monthly Archives: April 2017

A Voice

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“Was not writing poetry

a secret transaction,

a voice answering a voice?”

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~ Virginia Woolf

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Elfje:

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sound

carrying thoughts

tone and inflection

quietly in my mind

voices

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Haiku:

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nobody but you

alone is not possible

the universe speaks

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Poem:

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to myself only am I known

the heart and soul always masked

always pretending to be alone

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the projected persona is gregarious

the insides are roiling and knotted

if you knew, it would be hilarious

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at one time the emotions were perceived as suffering

over the years those feelings have become quotidian

I now find that my misery is habitual and comforting

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found a friend with whom I could commensurate

a loving Higher Power who has all of the answers

He notes that my emotional responses are inveterate

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new sympathies for the old dog are difficult at best

a better way of thinking has become my quest

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ME and the Boss

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Clearly Unclear

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A poet dares be just so clear

and no clearer…

He unzips the veil from beauty,

but does not remove it.

A poet utterly clear

is a trifle glaring.”

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~ E.B. White

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Elfje:

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wrote

big words

what I said

not what I meant

poetry

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Haiku:

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natures poetry

flora and fauna concur

birds sing her praises

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the earth in rhythm

the universe will respond

a song of silence

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we enjoy color

for each season has its own

a painted poem

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Poem:

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each word has a voice of its own

no matter in which language spoken

its meaning trying to be known

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poetry preys upon the sounds

stories hidden in the meanings

in meters or stanzas or rounds

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most masters were very prolific

their works filling numerous tomes

many or most of those somnific

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those poets whose famous lines people know

those versifiers the critics consider the greatest

they are all birds of a feather, albatross or crow

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poems by the thousands each day have grown

what will determine whose will be well known

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ME and the Boss

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another Robert Frost form utalized

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