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What Can Be Explained

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“What can be

explained

is not poetry.

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~ William Butler Yeats

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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prose

not poems

stream of conscious

stoned hippies ruined poetry

meaningless

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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how fast is the mind

speed of light

to quick to forget

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Poem:

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they read the same paragraph
there were two different opinions
they saw the same photograph
neither had the same visions

who is to judge right or wrong
as long as nobody gets hurt
providing the price is just a song
given that the first course is dessert

how important is it anyhow
this too shall pass
does it make one raise the eyebrow
does it make you first in class

be tolerant,  allow others to be right
be patient, prayers are answered in God’s time
be forgiving, be willing to give up the fight
be generous, brother, can you spare a dime

be the person God wants you to be
a  soul that is happy, joyous and free.

 

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A Moment’s Thought

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“I said:

‘A line will take us

hours maybe;

Yet if it does not seem

a moment’s thought,

Our stitching and unstitching

has been naught.”

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― William Butler Yeats

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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idea

problem solved

if it works

put to the test

hypothesis

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Haiku:

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snow melts on the roof

icicles hang from the eaves

storms cold reminders

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Poem:

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family stories handed down
characters and events
a legacy of disputed renown
all told using  phoney accents

the uncle who was the clown
the pioneers who lived in tents
the forest that they all cut down
the ones who worked for presidents

the maker of her own wedding gown
the aunt who gave the best presents
a horse thief who lost a showdown
the old homestead with the picket fence

embellished by generations on down
who among us can dispute their contents
never a sad face, dry eye or a frown
will future scions have a laugh at my expense

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ME and the Boss.

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