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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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What’s It Like

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“no poet can know

what his poem

is going to be like

until he has written it.”

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~ W.H. Auden

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Elfje:

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what

who, when

where, why, how

questions with no answers

surprise

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Haiku:

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migrating birds seen

seasons are about to change

natures ebb and flow

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Poem:

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choices: up or down

is it a smile or a frown

a positive attitude of gratitude

or is it just a swing of the mood

 

do others push your buttons

feelings extracted with a summons

is the mind attached to the emotion

can the view be swayed by a magic potion

 

is the Pollyanna being realistic

must you always consult a mystic

can we overthink every decision

are your instincts in collision

 

it’s time: push has come to shove

can you suggest an alternative

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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