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A Universal Message

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“A poet is

someone who can

use a single image

to send a universal

message.”

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― Andrei Tarkovsky

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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message

subject matter

staying in touch

for your eyes only

correspondence

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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friends are forever
concerns support each other
feelings that are shared

staying young with memories
while growing old together

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Poem:

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friends stay young with memories
while best friends grow old together
richer than gold friends fill our treasuries
friends forever, regardless of the weather

some every day, some just once in awhile
a good friend shares both the best and the worst
a true friend never tires, mile after mile
for friends the roles are never reversed

to have a friend, be a friend
selfish, self-centered  never works
it’s not the money but the time we spend
two friends can be a large network

a stranger is just a friend we have yet to meet
a cold shoulder is a definite sign of unwelcome
something in common makes a friend complete
what works is a smile, a word of welcome

no expectations, just be a friend
for the moment or for a lifetime
just accept what God intends
and if you are real lucky,

you will have a friend to the end.
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ME and the Boss

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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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