Tag Archives: Novalis

By The Throat

“Poetry

is a way


of taking


life


by the throat.”

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Robert Frost

Elfje: (Cinquain) classic, each word only one syllable.

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calm
be still
don’t sweat it
tame the will side
chill
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Senryu: 5, 7, 5, with people and there emotions as a subject

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enjoy the feeling

from head to toe love tingles

feel it every day

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Poem:

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as soothing as a kittens purr
the good things in life that we prefer
memories that have become a blur

those souls we loved so dearly
moments that helped us see life clearly
from a heart that pined sincerely

one more regret, just another elegy
the fortunate who have experienced pure ecstasy
for the too many who have thrived on therapy

it is all about life and its ups and downs
for those who reside in hallowed grounds
senses moved by bucolic smells and sounds

not the past or the future, live in the now
don’t hang your cradle from a broken bough
expand today, as much as the imagination will allow

be the person God wants you to be
the one whose soul is serene and free

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The Veil Of Order

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“In a work of art,

chaos must shimmer

through the veil

of order.”

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~ Novalis

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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shake

all around

like Elvis did

was banned in Boston

shimmy                              (Shimmy ko ko bop)
.   .   .   .   .   .   .   .     Little Anthony and the Imperials – – 1959

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Haiku:     (5-7-5, nature and seasons the topic)

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green fields turn to orange

again Nature recycles

as pumpkin time nears

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Poem:

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ghost, goblins, ghouls, zombies
tis the season of the undead
movies based on scary stories
beware of the body without a head

door to door on all hallows’ eve
about the religious significance a little naive
the big kids would trick or treat
we knew everyone up and down the street

bed sheets for costumes, one size fits all
competing to get the biggest haul
candy and enough apples to make a pie
so much sugar I could really fly

times change, much trust has been lost
could we bring back the reason at any cost

Allhallowtide, Hallowtide, Allsaintstide, or the Hallowmas season,
is the triduum encompassing the Western Christian observances
of All Saints’ Eve (Halloween), All Saints’ Day (All Hallows’) and
All Souls’ Day, which last from 31 October to 2 November annually.

 

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