Tag Archives: semantics

Weightless Words

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“How weightless

words are

when nothing

will do.”

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~ Philip Levine, Breath
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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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sorry

my mistake

doesn’t cut it

learn to make amends

repentant

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Haiku:                (7-5-7 VARIATION)

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tropical storms wreak havoc

too much water floods

man builds in the low area

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Poem:

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words  fail too many romantics
they worry too much about semantics

forget the talk, don’t tell me
let your actions and heart be free

show me that it’s not all about you
love is not about what you think is due

a two way street is an agreeable compromise
love is never about the value of the prize

love is a feeling that transcends thinking
mutual consent where everyone is winning

above race, beyond religion, unconditional
love and marriage are something traditional

love, forget the words, they are not needed
love is when the heart has truly conceded

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ME and the Boss

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A Love Of Words

“…fine love poetry

tends to be written

when the object of

one’s affection is

at a safe distance;

also,

it often reflects

a love of words

more than a love of women…”

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― Kate Fox

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Elfje:   (Cinquain)

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go

no wait

maybe we can

make up our minds

indecision

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Haiku:

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colorful rainbow

natures eternal promise

life giving water

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Poem:

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modern times demand modern poetry
how is that done with old fashioned words
must we reinvent a modern psychiatry
easier to just smoke some old fashioned herbs

can the poet create a new set of feelings
make his message more obscure
manufacture words with new meanings
stoop to using semantics that are impure

the easiest motive is to be yourself
trust God that he made you unique
be honest, the best poem is oneself
can you live with your own critique

everything happens in God’s time
the poets acceptance is declared in his rhyme

ME and the Boss

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