Tag Archives: heart

Obvious

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“Contemporary poets

got so obscure

that poetry kind of

fell out of favor. ”

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~ Paul Ruffin

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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coy

subtle hints

are you thinking

tell it like it

is

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Haiku:

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natures abundance

perpetual emotion

moving all senses

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Poem:

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a mask carved from stone
he was always so very, very serious
a smile would probably crack his face
his demeanor posed deleterious

most believed he had no heart
his vocabulary consisted of grunts and groans
but under it all his mother knew
he had a good heart and strong bones

who knows what is behind God’s grand design
who among us is qualified to judge another’s character
can anyone determine the strength of that man’s spine
only God knows who is prey and who is predator

once upon a certain Saturday all hell broke loose
recalcitrant unleashed a hailstorm of destruction
the stone face frowned and knew he had no excuse
he reacted as taught by his military instruction

a hero posthumously,  credited with saving many
we must  never judge a heart by the face it wears

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ME’s note: Balance, not too obvious, not too obscure,                                                                                      makes for more enjoyable poetry.

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How The World Works


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“I wouldn’t be surprised if poetry –

poetry in the broadest sense,

in the sense of a world filled with

metaphor, rhyme, and recurring

patterns, shapes, and designs –

is how the world works.

The world isn’t logical;

it’s a song.”

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― David Byrne, Bicycle Diaries

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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silent

invisible waves

nothing to hear

song of the universe

love

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Haiku:

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blessed tradition

celebrating the harvest

appreciation

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Poem:

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poetry is a song
rhyming, lyrical, meant to be sung
meant to educate, to entertain
to flow easily off of the tongue
some aimed at the masses strong
others too obscure to mean anything
best are those with which you can hum along

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poetry is a song
striking its chords on heart and nerve
for the writer it can be anything they want
for the reader a brand new learning curve
ideas that dance, words that prance
somber and dark or fluffy cloud light
best are those whose theme is romance

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poetry is a song
stories that live as long as the language does
heroes and villains, the abused and the innocent
whatever it was and always how it is
some do their work even though rhymeless
God said they all needed to be written
the best, the best are those that are timeless

 

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― David Byrne, Bicycle Diaries

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