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Living Poems

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“Ye are better than all the ballads

That ever were sung or said;

For ye are living poems,

And all the rest are dead.”

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~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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chantey

folk song 

poemtalesaga

sung by Burl Ives

ballad

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Haiku:

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hurricane season

tropical storms bring ruin

man has no recourse

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Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)

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rainbows bring their hope

life and spirits lifted up

smiles with ohs and ahs

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Poem:

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the weather has a profound force
one’s moods it does endorse

clouds and rain a feeling of doom
grey and black describing gloom

a calm starry night renders awe
magnified when viewed upon the utah

bright sunlight warms the soul
a creators vision to extol

rainbows and butterflies
smiles, to the eyes a colorful prize

equatorial deserts and muggy rain forest
nice to visit if you are a tourist

beware of the cold , the blizzard
accused of creating the lounge lizard

for those whose winter sports are euphoric
they need to learn the word phantasmagoric*

how to beat the weather blues
time to take a Caribbean/Mediterranean cruise

defeat the weather, put on a happy mood
for being able to put your mind anywhere, have gratitude

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ME and the Boss

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*phantasmagoric:  having a fantastic or deceptive appearance,
as something in a dream or created by the imagination.
having the appearance of an optical illusion, especially one
produced by a magic lantern. The Greek word phantasma,
meaning “image,” is the ancestor of phantasmagoric, a word
you can use to describe anything so weird it doesn’t seem real.

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Nerves

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“One must

read poetry

with one’s

nerves.”

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― Wallace Stevens

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Elfje:   (Cinquain)

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feel

the rhythm

the earth speaks

mother nature waxes poetic

sinews

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Haiku:

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rainbows perfect arc

leading to the pot of gold

puddles and flowers

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Poem:

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thank you soldier
I live a life or ease
with epaulets upon your shoulder
my freedom is your guarantee

from the American Revolution
to today’s police action
you defend the Constitution
democracy your sanction

only one day a year we celebrate you
that effort certainly pales compared to what you do
today we thank you on our blog
hoping it will become an eternal epilogue

Thanks to all who sacrificed and all who serve.

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ME and the Boss

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