Tag Archives: imagination

A Mirror

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“Poetry is

a mirror

which makes

beautiful

that which is

distorted

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― Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Elfje:    (also know as a Cinquain)

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wavy

fun house

jump, squat, laugh

mirror on the wall

distorted

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Haiku:

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snow capped mountain peak

sparkling crystals blinding light

wafting spring zephyrs

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Poem:

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poetry is a form of meditation

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the mind searches for a word

the word becomes the idea

at first the meaning is blurred

seeking a mental panacea

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the poet holds up his mirror

he searches for the light needed to reflect

striving to make the pictures clearer

the image and the words he seeks to connect

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in  his minds eye the story grows

people and places take their roles

is it going to be rhyming or will it be prose

like pilots the words work the controls

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will his story continue on into infinity

always hoping for the happy ending

can he find the conclusion skillfully

only his ego knows that he was just pretending

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listening to natures nocturnal music

wading through a surf warm gentle

his lyric poetry becomes therapeutic

the imagination is moved to the transcendental

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is the emotional ride for the reader or the writer

when the story ends like the triumphant bullfighter

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Tales To Spin

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“If you are a dreamer come in

If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar

A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer

If you’re a pretender com sit by my fire

For we have some flax golden

tales to spin

Come in!

Come in!”

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― Shel Silverstein

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Elfje:

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imagination

contrived situations

falsehood bordering truth

people, places,things changed

tales

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Haiku:

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what you think you see

the chameleon changes

natures hiding place

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Poem:

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let go or be pulled along

replace it with something better

does every life need a theme song

are we marked with a scarlet letter

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seeking positive reinforcement

family and friends the preferred source

proud to receive a personal endorsement

stepping stones to  life’s best course

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the devil dines on the negative

set your table with the bright optimistic

the attitude, good or bad, is never inherited

allow the mind and soul to grow synergistic

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focused on the here and now

have faith, you do know how.

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ME and the Boss

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