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Names And Ghost

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“Only

times

and places,

only

names

and ghosts.”

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Aldous Huxley

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Elfje: Cinquaiin

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spook

lost soul

not a trace

to haunt my place

ghost

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Tanka: 5,7,5 7,7

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his story was sad

he needed a ghostwriter

read but never seen


to tell his tale or go mad

would it end up as fiction

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Poem:

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the old town clock rang in the hour
what was I doing up at three in the morning
a ghostly sound from atop of the tower
an omen, was it the specters fair warning

a mist blew in from across the bay
adding an echo to the eerie sound
moonlight made everything appear a whitewash grey
a distant foghorn was heard in the background

the smell of salt water hug in the air
the senses aroused made my hair stand on end
muscles tensed, awaiting a scare
at that moment I needed a friend

the alarm was loud, the fog slowly lifted
hate those dreams that are so totally vivid

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A Way With Language

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“Deep feeling

doesn’t make

for good poetry.

A way with language

would be a bit

of help.”

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~ Thom Gunn

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Elfje:

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feel

sad, glad

write the words

does it make sense

poetry

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Haiku:

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bugs ate the blossoms

nature cares for every one

pests need to eat too

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Poem:

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happiness is a poem
feelings left open
stories to be told
opinions uncontrolled

from a to zed
the living and the dead
words come alive
ideas on overdrive

enjoy the effort
call it desert
and when it’s done
concede to fun

forever butterflies
smelly teas roses
affections displayed
hearts accolade

emotions showing
senses growing
read and write
connoisseurs delight

for good poetry
it was a way with language.

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