What Does it Taste Like?

A cupcake looks beautiful and tastes beautiful,

like a sweet cloud at sunset among pinks, lavenders,

and blues. The sugar runs through me like the wind

while at the same time damaging my already fragile

system. I don’t care as it is worth the beauty on my tongue.

Do I care it will add to my already full hips, recessing lips,

and aging skin, nope. It is worth it. Sometimes, I have to do

what I know is wrong as I spend my life doing what is suppose

to be right yet I see others fly so high doing what I dare not do.

 

 

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Poetry for a While

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Sometimes you meet someone

who is just about everything

you ever wished for in a partner.

Just about is realistic as our imagination

leads us down roads that can put

our partners at a disadvantage.

This to me was where art was invented.

Loving someone is easy always at first.

As we learn more and more and repeat

ourselves, and get more comfortable,

it so where the fun begins.

The comfort of a long term relationship

allows for creativity and love expanding.

Every meal is a time to savor and make

life special together. Every word from

your life partner’s mouth is a chance

to know how to help them be happy.

And there strength and effort

to do make you happy can never be taken for granted.

We must love each other

no matter what. We must watch love

grow like life grows inside a woman’s

womb. This is life, discovering what is new

and finding the fantastic around corners

you would have never guessed were there.

Following the Words

Swirling in the rhythm of life, my heart,

finding the words that match

the spirit inside that drives the day.

My heart swirls and finds peace for

a length of time the length of a twig,

before it is looking for more.

Why does it think it needs more,

there is always more.

Power is so uninteresting to my heart,

only love, only nature, only harmony

with the one I love.

My heart knows that peace does not last forever,

but mine is a patient heart and it waits for that amazing

moment when the peace happens all over again.

 

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For the Love of Travel/Travel for Love Poetry/Curtail Sonnet

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Curtail sonnet is a ten line sonnet, give or take and is a basic shortened version of the regular sonnet which is usually fourteen lines. Originally from Italy and translated as “little song” , you can easily see the simple few lines as the transfer of the feeling of inspired love by a known or new found muse.

I finally realize love is an emotion led by many things and in different ways by everyone. It took me a while to realize how easy it is to make a conscious effort to call upon the love that I have in my heart and to reveal and be proud of feeling love and being loved. Travel is one thing that opens my love heart and inspires lots of possibilities and wonderful ideas. I am going to try my hand at a curtail sonnet about travel and hopefully a little love.

Your voice stops for a moment,

and you ask me how I am.

Your love repairs what’s broken

and humbles me to a lamb.

I cuddle to you dragon

no longer with fear,

our spirits vaporize

love, peace, and strength our prize.

Fur and bees and everything zen

drive our fantasies and join our traveling lives.

So there is a little ten line sonnet, a curtail sonnet. It if course ca be worked on a little more and edited, but it is a start. Try your hand at a curtail sonnet and read it aloud. Rhyme and rhythm play heavily into sonnets, so you can work on that to. The end rhyme can have a  pattern but they can also be free, whatever you would like, and whatever fits in with what you are trying to say.

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For the love of poetry and travel here is my book of travel poems Poetry Travels. You can buy it on amazon or sample it just follow this link Poetry Travels I welcome any suggestions, comments. Thank you for reading! Slainte!

Stretching Poetry

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Stretching Poetry

If you do nothing else in the way of exercise at least try to stretch. Stretching in poetry can mean several things, such as stretching the truth in poetry. Not everything you say in poetry has to be true. That is part of art as the illusion. The truth and illusion are two different things, You do need a fair amount of truth in order for the reader to believe the illusion, but stretching the truth is part of art.

Abstract versus concrete helps create the illusion. Abstract are ideas you can’t really touch with your hand and this tends to keep people from believing in abstractions like love, god, and happiness. That is a depressing thought but, oh yeah depression too. These are all ideas, because you can’t hold these things in your hand and put a color to them. Yet illusion and stretching the truth in poetry allows us to do attempt at defining the abstract. Like the cliche red for love, grey for depression, and yellow for happiness these are all stretched but they seem to fit so for the mots part we accept the association. Some people don’t, and then write their own poetry assigning a color of their choice and experience to the abstraction. Ahh, this is the beauty of poetry. So here we go with a little stretching poetry focusing a bit on the abstract and concrete.

Stretching

One leg out in front and one leg bent in back

this is what love feels like when I’m in tack.

That voice coming in low and tingling my eyes

and making me want to reach out my hand, why?

When will we walk hand in hand stretching our arms

and being casual in the beauty of the air, my farm.

Who would ever think that words move like machines,

when life rolls by just as he or she is eating ice cream.

What next great thing will be found like the cell phone

where is the next stretch that amazes us to the bone.

For now we will tap our glass screens for love of fun

and register the bright colorful lights, distractions a ton.

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Forward in Poetry

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Moving forward in a poem is important. I struggle with this in my writing quite often. I get a thought and it rolls around twenty-five different ways, but this is not so useful in a poem. You want to move a poem along line by line. All writing really boils down to that movement because our minds move that way as well. We go from one thing to the next. We are use to thinking this way, and although a poem is suppose to capture a moment in a lifetime and bring meaning somehow to that moment meaning seems to come from moving the idea and thoughts line by line.

Realization in Frustration

I’m looking to the next move.

I have cleaned the three stories,

I see the few things left for me to help.

There is a beauty in staying

but when the grating begins

it does not feel as good

as the taste of manchengo cheese

with a glass of wine.

Where does it go wrong?

Love can take so much out of us.

It does not have to.

Wandering alone in  my own stable

framework is all I can count on.

My connection is to fill the need

so you can feel more perfect.

I don’t need it as much.

I feel perfection in moving forward.

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Poetry as an Illusion

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We see what we want to see. There are so many multiple realities possible, and everyone’s reality for the most part is correct. Poetry is a place to either display a person’s reality or illusion. It is a place to explore illusions that present themselves. Poetry can be a place a character or speaker can explore ideas a person has or really dive deeper into the mind’s eye.

We all have to adapt to some extent to the reality of life and what is expected of us and the mundane tasks of getting life done every day, and help moving the massive movement of business and material things that those before us and in front of us have set forth to help us in our everyday life or distract us.

What is an illusion?

It is annoyingly described as a false appearance of reality which does not describe how beautiful illusion can be and is. I think stressing the use of imagination and illusion is a more exciting way of thinking about illusion.

Illusion 

Sparkling spring water

bubbling out of the ground

and she smiles

because the sky is blue

the blue of a book

that describes the feeling

she could not describe

and makes her understand

that everything is going to be okay

and that she is important to him

he not only loves her but respects her,

and trusts her with his feelings.

Their music makes her mind unfold

like a flower in the spring

with one color after another

as in a painting

that moves in front

of her on the wall of the museum

in the city

full of movement

pain, love, and possibilities.

Sleep with music will always be the hand

that embraces her every night

and takes care of her

so she can take care

of him who needs comfort

and care to feel everything is okay.

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