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Suggestiveness


Nobody, I think,

ought to read poetry,

or look at pictures or statues,

who cannot find a great deal

more in them than the poet

or artist has actually expressed.

Their highest merit is suggestiveness.

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– Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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interpretation

artist intent

imaginative figurative  portrayal

nothing that is literal

ambiguity

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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beautiful lady

classic poise

man’s greatest desire

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Poem:

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does God have a heart
does He think and feel
is He above being smart
is He really, really, real

why does everything have an opposite
will good possibly overcome evil
could hate or love predominate
shall man ever learn to be civil

if we had the answers
would it matter anyways
everything succumbs to cancers
does God count in days

is this life to be enjoyed ? ? ?
if so, ignore the answers and questions
know that the end we cannot avoid
and just follow mothers directions

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Gather Ye Rose-Buds

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“Gather ye rose-buds

while ye may,

Old Time is still a-flying;

And this same flower

that smiles today,

Tomorrow will be dying.”

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~ Robert Herrick

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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cats

quick nap

dreams of stalking

settles for a treat

meow

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

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good friend passed away

death a stark reality

reincarnation

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Poem:

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a warm breeze keeps the pinwheel spinning
the wind chimes sail keeps the clapper swinging
the tufted titmouse brings lunch to the bird house
babysitting duties shared by either spouse

butterflies swarming over a rainbow of zinnia
identification a good question for trivia
squirrels darting about acting nutty as usual
could God’s design be any more beautiful

birds and bees provide a cacophony of sound
tree tops provide the safest breeding ground
nature’s secrets depend upon balance
only man is in desire of more abundance

economics overshadows the politically correct
a vote is all the ego driven politicians expect
easy peasy the credo of the modern ecclesiastic
his greatest legacy a trillion tons of plastic

the scientist who understand are mostly ignored
from whence we came will never be restored
history will show man to be forever the fool
Mother Nature’s evolution will always rule

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ME and the Boss

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