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Yearning In Desire

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“And this gray spirit

yearning in desire

To follow knowledge

like a sinking star,

Beyond the utmost bound

of human thought.

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~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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opine

your interpretation

what should be

not what could be

editorialize

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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emotional tic

tears for every occasion

a heartfelt response

feelings that reflect instincts

sensations keeping life real

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Poem:

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amazed to see dancing elephants
not your usual vision of elegance

minds that create wonderful fantasy
learning your own meaning of insanity
excessive pride leads to vanity

is there really such a thing as normal
the happiest are those who live informal
the young do not have an exclusive on vernal

forget resentments, let go and let God
there isn’t a soul that is not flawed
to those who are due, stand and applaud

the winners always think positive
leaders communicate in the demonstrative
you can never be too old to be cognitive

for only the best, profound respect is reverent
gloriously unique, everyone is different
know that this world is absolutely magnificent

awe struck by the breaching of whales
a joy to be entertained by fantastic tales

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Representing Beauty

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“The poet is

the sayer,

the namer,

and represents beauty.”

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― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Elfje:      (Cinquain)

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beauty

whose criteria

country of origin

black, yellow, white, red, brown*

aesthetics

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*one word too many, but, politically correct.

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

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tears of happiness

new birth brings the greatest joy

natural instinct

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Poem:

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pixie dust covered the snails trails
do fairies visit the great blue whales
is there another world down the rabbit hole
does Scandinavia exclusively own the troll

the mind wanders back to the children’s stories
ideas incubated in mad writers laboratories
can cows actually jump over the moon
did the fork really run away with the spoon

what does it mean to tickle the fancy
would we want to change places with Clancy*
what pictures and words stroke the imagination
could we survive on an outback station

stop thinking, don’t limit the dream
ignore the trite, invent your own theme
write, paint, dance, express yourself
you may even pretend to be an elf

stay young, don’t be tied to convention
what do they know of your pretension
a laugh a day keeps the shrink away
growing older is not merely child’s play

time to write a moral with a juxtaposition
help me save the world, it is my mission

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*”Clancy of the Overflow” is a poem by Banjo Paterson,
an Australian, first published on 21 December 1889.

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