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Vast Eternity

“But at my back I always hear
Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near;
And yonder all before us lie
Deserts of vast eternity.”


~ Andrew Marvel

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Elfje: Cinquain

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eat

a meal

can you cook

spud, meat and bread

food

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Haiku:

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colorful flowers

attracting ants, bees and me

with sweet aromas

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Poem:

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the horseshoe above the door was facing down
my luck had fallen to the ground
up the ladder with hammer in hand
was this the portal to Alice’s wonderland

it was a tap, tap, tap on the tack
step on a crack you break your mother’s back
righted the horseshoe without hitting my thumb
could I walk, talk and chew bubble gum

superstitions growing out of old wives tales
nevermind is to ignore the minor details
the poem is seeking something metaphorical
the only help that I can give is strictly rhetorical

to sit in rapture, to muse and ponder
how much time does a poet squander
back to the luck which is now on the ground
the old sage said that if I am prepared it can again be found

so to be prepared one needs to read more
one cannot expect life to come through the back door
love we know comes in through the window
it is death who uses the back door for his innuendo

be ready Freddy, keep the front door unlocked
keep your notebook of good ideas well stocked
may your horseshoe always be turned upward
and let today’s dessert be your favorite custard

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“Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity”.
This quote is attributed to the Roman philosopher Seneca.

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What Can Be Explained

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“What can be

explained

is not poetry.

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~ William Butler Yeats

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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prose

not poems

stream of conscious

stoned hippies ruined poetry

meaningless

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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how fast is the mind

speed of light

to quick to forget

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Poem:

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they read the same paragraph
there were two different opinions
they saw the same photograph
neither had the same visions

who is to judge right or wrong
as long as nobody gets hurt
providing the price is just a song
given that the first course is dessert

how important is it anyhow
this too shall pass
does it make one raise the eyebrow
does it make you first in class

be tolerant,  allow others to be right
be patient, prayers are answered in God’s time
be forgiving, be willing to give up the fight
be generous, brother, can you spare a dime

be the person God wants you to be
a  soul that is happy, joyous and free.

 

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ME and the Boss

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