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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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ME and the Boss.

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Not Quite Right

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“You see,

I am a poet,

and not quite right

in the head,

darling.

It’s only that.”

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~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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crazy

not right

aren’t we all

simply to what degree

left

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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ponder this topic

who’s insane

pot called kettle black

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Poem:

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if your in need of a good laugh
check out your yearbook photograph
whatever were we thinking then
like we knew every how and when

my oh my how the time goes past
for too many it is short and fast
the fortunate followed a long straight path
for some there was little left in the aftermath

the smart learn from their own mistakes
relying on luck to make their breaks
the wise learn from the mistakes of others
if only we would have listened to our mothers

children no longer listen to learn
parents too busy to show their concern
too many good lessons left on the bookshelf
they need to learn that history does repeat itself

Roman, Ottoman and Habsburg, they all collapsed
the age old argument on who should be taxed
history used to be written by the winners
today, twitter is writing it before it happens

it’s the future generations success that they are spending
I pray o’ Lord, let me see a happy ending

 

 

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ME and the Boss.

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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