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A Witch’s Brew

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“Poetry operates

by hints and

dark suggestions.

It is full of secrets

and hidden formulae,

like a witch’s brew.”

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     ~   Anthony Hecht
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Elfje:            (Cinquain)         

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poet

a word

what could be

a song to sing

poem

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7
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a birthday today
God blessed him to live this long
now older than  dirt

pleasant memories abound
a simple life lived with love

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Poem:

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The only truth we have
is the real life we have lived
haim, life in Hebrew, to the rav
from memory the past is derived

ego’s pride makes up the lies
the false life we wanted to live
trying to avoid the booby prize
avoiding effort we needed to give

was it real or was it a dream
times swift pace makes life a blur
layers of reality from a deep running stream
ambitions which events had us defer

Tomorrow, God granted,
will we live the truth
with real can we be contented
or must we seek the fountain of youth

don’t waste time waiting for the last dance
if you are given that last chance
live a life that you want to be true
a life with no lies is easy to review

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ME and the Boss

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We Enter Art

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…sometimes we enter art

to hide within it.

It is where we can go

to save ourselves,

where a third-person voice

protects us.”

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~ Michael Ondaatje

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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voice

express emotions

sing a song

say what you think

communicate

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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for instant pleasure

broken hearts

games some people play

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Poem:

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feel the word, think love
enjoy the blessings from above
the more you give, the more you receive
a grateful heart will easily perceive

peace begins with me
be the person your Higher Power wants you to be
a grateful heart knows serenity
no need to hide a secret identity

to have a friend, be a friend
every effort is worth the dividend
sharing the ups, the downs and the in between
living in divine grace as did Saint Augustine

eliminate the limits, think big
be faithful and never, ever renege
don’t grow too old before your time
believe that today you are in your prime

try to make this world a better place
do anything that will improve the human race
share something that will make everyone laugh
or donate to charity with your autograph

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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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