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The Final Achievement

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“Simplicity is the

final achievement.

After one has played

a vast quantity of notes

and more notes,

it is simplicity

that emerges as

the crowning reward of art.”     

~  Frédéric Chopin

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)    classic: each word only one syllable
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eased
let up
calm the nerves
glad to be me
pleased
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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5
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please pay the piper
compensate
donate to the cause

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Poem:
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azaleas blooming, red, white and pink
at the Masters it is the signature drink
the tournament renowned as  golf’s best
for the players it is the ultimate contest

for many it is physical prowess tested
Mark Twain called it a good walk wasted
for the spectators it is the ultimate garden
so pristine, Mother Nature will never need a pardon

azaleas announce spring from Florida to Pennsylvania
followed by the seedless families cryptogamia*
camera ready, a springtime beauty to behold
many precious memories more valued than gold

why does man hold on to his history
the ego is at the core of this mystery
who cares how many tournaments this man has won
let us find a way where everyone can have some fun

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ME and the Boss

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cryptogamia*    in a former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions,
including all plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi.

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A Universal Message

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“A poet is

someone who can

use a single image

to send a universal

message.”

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― Andrei Tarkovsky

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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message

subject matter

staying in touch

for your eyes only

correspondence

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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friends are forever
concerns support each other
feelings that are shared

staying young with memories
while growing old together

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Poem:

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friends stay young with memories
while best friends grow old together
richer than gold friends fill our treasuries
friends forever, regardless of the weather

some every day, some just once in awhile
a good friend shares both the best and the worst
a true friend never tires, mile after mile
for friends the roles are never reversed

to have a friend, be a friend
selfish, self-centered  never works
it’s not the money but the time we spend
two friends can be a large network

a stranger is just a friend we have yet to meet
a cold shoulder is a definite sign of unwelcome
something in common makes a friend complete
what works is a smile, a word of welcome

no expectations, just be a friend
for the moment or for a lifetime
just accept what God intends
and if you are real lucky,

you will have a friend to the end.
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ME and the Boss

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