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A Moment’s Thought

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“I said:

‘A line will take us

hours maybe;

Yet if it does not seem

a moment’s thought,

Our stitching and unstitching

has been naught.”

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― William Butler Yeats

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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idea

problem solved

if it works

put to the test

hypothesis

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Haiku:

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snow melts on the roof

icicles hang from the eaves

storms cold reminders

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Poem:

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family stories handed down
characters and events
a legacy of disputed renown
all told using  phoney accents

the uncle who was the clown
the pioneers who lived in tents
the forest that they all cut down
the ones who worked for presidents

the maker of her own wedding gown
the aunt who gave the best presents
a horse thief who lost a showdown
the old homestead with the picket fence

embellished by generations on down
who among us can dispute their contents
never a sad face, dry eye or a frown
will future scions have a laugh at my expense

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All The Same

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“I am a student of life,

and don’t want to miss

any experience.

There’s poetry in this

sort of thing, you know-

-or perhaps you don’t know,

but it’s all the same.”

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~ H.P. Lovecraft

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Elfje:

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happenings

life’s experiences

agony and ecstacy

forming a sensual legacy

memories

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Haiku:

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thunder and lightning

nature’s opulent display

even while snowing

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Poem:

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can you see it
I don’t see it
maybe it is there
I just don’t care

the seer leads by suggestion
noises from hidden speakers
the place brings on a queasy indigestion
the séance features unknown creatures

she attempts to  tells us the future
the crystal ball begins to glow
the air begins to turn a slight bit cooler
my mind begins to dance the fandango

I could no longer stifle the laugh
the table began to tremble and rise
it lent credence to my choreograph
I could not  wait for the next surprise

frustrated, she turned everything off
the castanets in my head became quiet
she ushered us out saying mazal tov
hurry, we don’t want to start a riot

I still can’t see the supernatural
think I’ll just stick with what is factual

ME and the Boss

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