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Exaltation Of The Mind

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“A song is

the exaltation

of the mind

dwelling on eternal things,

bursting forth in the voice.”

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― Thomas Aquinas

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Elfje:        (Cinquain)

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saint

beyond kind

secret gift giver

his intercessions worked miracles

nicholas

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Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)

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Cupid’s arrow strikes

the smitten don’t understand

is it love or lust

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Poem:

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sing a song of romance
love will give you the chance
for the one who receives your affection
mesmerized at first glance

the heart feels the inflection
the mind believes it is perfection
the whole world becomes satisfying
all things glow with a rosy reflection

passions arise which are gratifying
a steadfast devotion which is undying
love will give you the chance
don’t doubt, believe in the mystifying

love does not arrive by happenstance
God’s design includes all circumstance

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Simple

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“The poem must

resist the intelligence

Almost successfully.”

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~ Wallace Stevens

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More from Reading, PA’s

best known  poet . . .

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Elfje: (also know as a Cinquain)

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simple

idiot savant

teacher of genius

out of his mind

perplexed

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Haiku:

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her cheeks blushed ruddy

an icy chill persisted

winter can’t relent

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Thought:

Au contraire . . . my favorite poems

do not resist my  feeble little mind,

they tell a story that piques my imagination.

Simple Simon met a Pieman …

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Poem:

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the world had given him a second chance
awoke him from his mindless trance
eventually learned it was a disease
finally let go of that flying trapeze
at last was invited to join the big dance

learned he could not blame the circumstance
nothing was normal when viewed at a glance
he had to reinvent his A B C’s
learned he needed no expertise

his emotional age it did advance
kindness towards others he did enhance
he could see the forest beyond the trees
his vocabulary now knew thank you and please

with himself he began a new romance
the world had given him a second chance.

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ME and the Boss

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