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    Lol!Wonderful! Spoken out of a sleepless soul!

    Rather modestly:

    Apostrophing sleep

    Oh sleep!
    Thou that ares´t
    The home of the homeless
    The food of the hungry for rest
    The answer to the questions of the philosopher
    And the hiatus of peace of the warrior!
    Thou that are called to sing the lullaby equally
    To young and old
    To poor and rich
    To the workers and the loiterers
    To man and beast
    Who takesd all creatures
    under thy protecting cloak
    Don´t forsake us!
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Not nonsense at all... enjoyed

    An Anonymous Man Named Trevane


    Trevane was a man who liked to dance
    He had all the right moves at first glance
    But his greatest faux pas
    That made the dance floor thaw
    Was when he loudly recited from Pirates of Penzance

    9/21/2022

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Trying to emulate Manoel de Barros, the master of meaningful nonsense!

    "The Rock

    Being a rock
    I have the pleasure of lying on the ground.
    I only deprive lizards and butterflies.
    Certain shells take shelter in me.
    Mosses grow from my interstices.
    Birds use me to sharpen their beaks.
    Sometimes a heron occupies me all day.
    I feel praised.
    There are other privileges to being a rock:
    a—I irritate the silence of insects,
    b—I am the beat of moonlight in solitude,
    c—In the mornings I bathe in dew.
    d—And the sun compliments me first." Translated by Idra Novey’

    My attempt:

    The pond

    I delight
    In the state of pond.
    Birds visit me.
    Clouds bathe at my feet.
    Pebbles whisper all the day long,
    and the night lends me her blue stared cloak.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    "I only deprive lizards and butterflies." - very notable

    Enjoyed both poems

    A mash up of "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost...
    https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/po...y-robert-frost

    [font=Palatino Linotype][b]Her Nature's So Leaf

    Her Nature's so leaf
    to gold, to grief, But hold.
    Her stay goes. to a leaf's hue
    Eden is dawn
    subsides first hour.
    hardest sank down. So
    only Nothing can leaf
    Then green gold flower;
    So to an early day.

    9/23/2022

    (lol)................... just realized (9/24/2022) I mashed up this same poem on 8/13/2022:

    Her Leaf's Grief

    Her leaf's grief,
    So leaf.
    hold. So early gold,
    Her green day. so a goes is
    to an Eden hue can hour.
    Then sank to subsides
    Nothing to down only gold dawn flower;
    But stay. Nature's leaf first to hardest

    8/13/2022

    ... must be channeling Robert Frost for some raison.

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    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 09-25-2022 at 02:34 AM.
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    Lol.

    A mash up of the mash up!

    The Leaf is Nature

    The leaf is golden, the leaf is green
    flowers grow in between
    in all hues of Eden
    born at the first hour of dawn.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Very good !

    My Word Can poem from 9/22/2022:

    ( chime/initial/flakes/checkered/blaspheme/asleep/while )

    Aggrandizing Masters

    In grand attire
    Cufflinks with intaglio initials
    I join my fellows at the boards
    While outsiders who would blaspheme Morphy
    Of 19th century’s checkered past
    Chime in asleep of wit
    Would trade a Queen for a pawn
    Without the grand sacrifice predicated thereon
    If we let them play: Flakes and twits
    Kibitzing while the real battles rage on

    9/22/2022 r. 9/24/2022

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    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 09-24-2022 at 05:12 PM.
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    Very resonant with meaning!

    My trial with the same words

    ( chime/initial/flakes/checkered/blaspheme/asleep/while )

    A rehearsal of peace

    The initial chime finds me asleep
    while the flakes of snow drop softly, silently.
    No room for blaspheming here
    No checkered black and white reality;
    for one fleeting moment
    serenity prevails.

    Next chalenge: (moon, phosphorescence, firefly, wardrobe, enduring, bliss, downstairs).
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 09-26-2022 at 08:56 AM.
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    Beautiful poem Accept your challenge:

    enduring blißfully

    ( moon, phosphorescence, firefly, wardrobe, enduring, bliss, downstairs )

    downstairs below the moon's gaze
    they choose from a wardrobe of
    phosphorescent guise -
    imitating the very stars in the sky
    fireflies enduring in bliß

    9/25/2022

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    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 09-26-2022 at 03:22 PM. Reason: wrong date / italicize last eszett / smiley face
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    Luminous poem! A curiosity: bliss written with the German ß.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    lol... poetic license affectation added

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Same chalenge:

    Fireflies exude
    the phosforescence
    of the moon.
    Downstairs,
    in the
    abandoned room
    a wardrobe glimmers
    in the moonshine.
    Faraway,
    the plaintive sounds
    of a guitar.
    Is there
    enduring bliss?
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Enjoyed

    The Yellow Buttercup / A Villanelle

    Daphne had stooped to admire a buttercup
    It was just so yellow and brilliant
    Like an elegant miniature teacup

    Daphne drove a blue beater pickup
    That drove her faithfully each day to the plant
    Daphne had stooped to admire a buttercup

    Each day she struggled to keep her spirits up
    She tried yoga and focused on a chant
    Like an elegant miniature teacup

    Others tried to distract her with a new lineup
    Said it was time to apply for a grant
    Daphne had stooped to admire a buttercup

    Daphne decided to consider a backup
    Her fiancé becoming more and more scant
    Like an elegant miniature teacup

    Daphne's new partner was a cutup
    Who turned her thoughts hopelessly aslant
    Daphne had stooped to admire a buttercup
    Like an elegant miniature teacup

    9/29/2022

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    Lol! Curious about the end of the story!

    The camel and eye of the needle

    There once was a camel
    Who had a preference for the eyes of a needle
    Each time it saw a needle
    He had to go though its eye.

    But one day
    As could be expected,
    The camel got stuck.
    It was a very thin needle,
    It couldn´t resist
    And it got stuck.

    Soon there was a big crowd around the camel
    stuck in the eye of the needle.
    Everybody wanted to help or simply watch:
    The police came, but there was nothing for it to do
    No crime had been committed.
    The firemen arrived with much to do,
    But much as they threw water on it,
    The camel didn´t budge.
    The environmental police arrived,
    Ready to transport the camel, needle and all,
    But the camel didn´t budge.

    All the while, reporters kept writing
    sending messages
    talking on their mobiles
    Accessing internet
    and making a big bustle.

    One of the reporters,
    was there with his daughter,
    An energetic little girl of five.
    While father was bustling around,
    she let go of his hand.
    Getting near the camel,
    she gave it the slightest of pushes,
    and the animal was free.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    ?? I'll leave the context to the reader; my naiveté must be showing. The villanelle was a product of just trying to write a villanelle with no basis in fact - which is why I consider it nonsense.

    I chose poor rhyming words (not enough rhyming words to work with) and I may tinker with it some more.

    Your updated parable/metaphor/hyperbole of 'the camel through the eye of a needle' is endearing... gives hope to all especially through the context of children https://www.biblestudytools.com/topi...with-children/

    An Anonymous Poet Named Don

    An anonymous poet named Don
    Once said, "Admire my great lexicon!"
    It was quite sufficient
    But less than proficient
    He couldn't resist displaying his poetry on the Jumbotron

    9/29/2022

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    re: Lol!

    re2: (blush!) The Camel and Eye of the Needle- The story came spontaneously, but I must have read something similar somewhere. I´ve reached the age when one often doesn´t remember any more where the references come from.

    re3:Learned what was "displaying his poetry on the Jumbotron."

    Paraphernalia

    Wild words
    ran amok.
    They are all wanted
    by the police.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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