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Thread: The Scribbles of a Lonely Traveller

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    YOu've been so kind to my lousy poetry.
    ... I find your poetry refreshing in its honesty. You paint words with a brush of life and light that I rarely see and find endearing. For instance this last offering, in your inimitable minimalistic style, tells the story of high hopes and expectations, and subsequent disappointment of perceived failure at attaining your high goals in a world full of vanity; scarred yet hopeful in reunion with your love in a most humble way. Keep writing in the knowledge that your poetry is greatly appreciated.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    ... I find your poetry refreshing in its honesty. You paint words with a brush of life and light that I rarely see and find endearing. For instance this last offering, in your inimitable minimalistic style, tells the story of high hopes and expectations, and subsequent disappointment of perceived failure at attaining your high goals in a world full of vanity; scarred yet hopeful in reunion with your love in a most humble way. Keep writing in the knowledge that your poetry is greatly appreciated.

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    Thanks, Tailor, again for your fabulous feedback which is a great writing in itself, so I keep reading it again and again to learn how to use advanced English.

    Try to live in harmony with people and nature


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    All I Care


    I can hear the rain outside,
    from noon till night,
    pattering down on my canopy,
    and the air is getting colder around me.
    I remember
    I used to loathe those frigid wet winter days,
    but now they don't seem to bother me at all.
    Is it because Christmas is near
    or because my vegetable garden
    needs rainwater badly?
    I don't know, and I couldn't care less.
    All I care is whether
    you're still happy and smiling
    even when
    the sun won't rise or shine tomorrow.
    Last edited by angliholic; 12-23-2018 at 10:05 PM.

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    What a lovely poem!

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    Love this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buh4Bee View Post
    What a lovely poem!
    Thanks, Buh4Bee, for dropping in and leaving most uplifting words.


    Quote Originally Posted by tonywalt View Post
    Love this one!
    Thanks, Tonywalt, for your kind feedback which gives me reasons to pen more.

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    A feeling of Beatitude


    In the wake of a cold air mass
    along with a spell of winter rain,
    a fine yet cloudy day finally follows
    on this subtropical Formosa.
    Thus,
    accompanied by a chilly breeze
    I jubilantly go for a ramble around the park.
    In all honesty,
    I'm old as the frigid season itself,
    yet I experience a feeling of great beatitude
    not because the trees still remain green
    in the Christmas holidays
    but because I'm firmly convinced that
    like a tender blade of grass,
    I'll be refreshing
    and rejuvenescent in next life.

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    A Drizzling Day

    細雨紛飛屋上瓦,
    萬里馳騁半步難,
    閉目養神元氣增,
    半卷書開知識增


    Light rain keeps drizzling, flying
    and dancing on the roof tiles.
    Thus, it's daunting
    to step outside for just half a foot,
    let alone
    to gallop like a wild horse
    in the field for thousands of miles.
    So the next best thing
    is to close my eyes
    and meditate for a while.
    Later,
    I might just as well half-open a scroll
    to enhance my knowledge.

    A friend of mine wrote the Chinese poem in the above and I translated it for him into the English version.

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    Fleeting Away


    In between biting cold winds,
    I barely survive the icy night.
    Luckily,
    I have cotton quilts to warm my body
    along with my soul.
    When I wake up to the fact
    that this picturesque earth
    we temporarily call home
    is nothing more than a capricious world,
    my life has been fleeting away
    like a dream.


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    This Year

    Last year,
    I know,
    I was a silkworm~
    to protect myself from predators
    and frigid temperatures,
    I spun a cocoon
    and trapped myself in the tapering prison.
    Though I felt safe and cozy inside,
    I didn't have the slightest idea of the truth
    about the world outside.
    This year,
    I've made up my mind
    to become a summer breeze,
    to squeeze through the cell bars,
    to warm up whomever I run across,
    and to bring a smile
    to their frozen faces
    during the severe inclement weather.

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    Marigold

    On this freezing cold morning,
    it suddenly stopped raining for a while,
    and I gave you my promise
    to go plucking some vegetables in the garden.
    To my great delight,
    the marigolds were in full bloom,
    and they were so dazzling
    that I was enamored and picked countless home.
    Sorry, no green foods for the abdomen,
    but the fragrant flowers are certain
    to put a smile on your lips for days to come.

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    Love this exquisite pieces!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonywalt View Post
    Love this exquisite pieces!
    Thanks, Tonywalt, for reading and your exquisite feedback. I really love it.

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    Had a Great Fall


    When I came across Humpty Dumpty,
    the one who sat on the wall
    and had a great fall,
    I was twenty,
    and couldn't but wonder what moral
    it tried hard to convey to me.
    Now all the king's horses and all the king's men
    can't put me together again
    since I've had many a great fall on the journey.
    Life is so cruel
    that I've learned my lesson well.
    That said,
    if there weren't cracks in a tea egg,
    how could it be fragrant and flavorful?

    Last edited by angliholic; 01-26-2019 at 07:28 AM.

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