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.

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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.

 

A Strange Link

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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Xoe Or Vampires, and Werewolves, and Demons, Oh My by Sara C. Roethe Book Review

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I love to read books, I mean what other activity in this world can I sit quietly and have a whole other world open up to me, okay the movies but reading has it’s own unique gifts. The imagery part of my mind is flexed. O also get entertainment from a book, and my vocabulary is being enhanced. I just love to read. I came across this book by Sara C. Roethe, titled Xoe. Yes, it is in the genre of the vampires and werewolves.

Xoe is set in a high school time with teenagers but has a “Dawson’s Creek” maturity to the teenagers as they solve their problems. The story unfolds as the realization the kids have to come to of something going on inside their bodies that is of a supernatural nature. I liked the story, because it was more a story and not so gory. The story was more about friendship, problem solving, love, and accomplishing a goal. These are interesting points for me in life.

Although I am way beyond the high school years, I still appreciated the language the author used as well as it took me back to the good feelings of being in high school.

SO if you are looking for a wonderful book to get you up in the morning, move time during the day, and be with you before you go to sleep please go to amazon and buy your copy of Xoe by Sara C. Roethe. Also note, this is the beginning of a series. Here is the link

http://www.amazon.com/Xoe-Vampires-Werewolves-Demons-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B004ZMVQRU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433235691&sr=8-1&keywords=xoe

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Help support Florida Literacy by adding these books to your digital collection. http://www.amazon.com/Turn-Spirit-Jennifer-Vensel-ebook/dp/B00NE613XU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424105380&sr=8-1&keywords=turn+the+spirit  and I Find Flowers     http://www.amazon.com/I-Find-Flowers-Jennifer-Vensel-ebook/dp/B00OACJNKM/ref=asap_B00OFW04HS?ie=UTF8  a portion of every book sold will be donated to increasing literacy in Florida.  Poems about connections lost in relationships, being good to the environment, and uses of the human body all grace the poems of these books. Remember you don’t have to have a kindle to read amazon ebooks, you can just simply download the kindle app from your favorite app store and turn most of your devices into ereaders including your smart phone, it’s a great way to pass the time in line, reading!

The Temperature of Poetry

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The Temperature of Poetry can be as cold as the water that flows beneath an ice fishing hole and or as warm as standing beside an erupting volcano on a tropical island. The temperature in poetry can be as comfortable as sitting on the deck of a blue ridge mountain cabin overlooking the green and blue of a mountainous view. You can bring temperature to your poems and make your readers want to go get a sweater or turn on the air conditioner. Find the temperature of your poetry theme and add it to enrich your readers experience.

Nudging Mercury

I don’t want you to drastically change my temperature.

I like my temperature.

Where I am right now,

I have to spend so much

time thinking

about the weather.

Will it be cold?

Will it be hot?

So much change

takes away from what I have to get done

the clothes, the sleep, the mood,

it all gets affected.

When it’s cool

like in the seventies

it’s the best.

Where can I go that it stays

in the seventies

all year long?

With you I want our

temperature to just be tepid.

I don’t need the extreme heat.

I already had it,

I don’t want to sweat so hard.

I just want to live free with you

in our tepid temperature

where your life feels good

and my life feels good

and we feel tepid together

and just good!

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Spring that Symbol into Poetry

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Symbol is always useful in poetry as it brings language and poems to another level literally because I symbol has meaning beyond itself. Like the “black crow” for “death” or the “sun” for “life and happiness”. There are symbols that most people are familiar with, and you can create your own symbols. You have to be super careful with your own symbols as they need to be clarified because people may not know what you are talking about. You can just simply make it clear or leave it obscure. No one has to know what the symbol is and maybe someone down the line will figure it out. It’s up to you. You are the poet and this is your playground. You set the rules and everyone can obey or they won’t.

So I am going to play with symbol a little in a poem and see what happens.

Purple

He picked a purple flower that day

because that is how she made him feel.

Purple.

He was sure of his calculations at school.

He was sure of how his mom would make him

his meals, and instill confidence inside of him.

He was sure his mom would be there for him always.

This girl though with her flowing brown hair

and her bright white smile

and ability to laugh at everything

made him feel purple.

He was picking flowers

that is how this girl made him feel.

He was unsure though of what to do.

He saw the purple shirt on the actor in the movie

and the purple in the computer mouse.

He wonder why this was coming out at him.

He knew she loved art.

He walked up to her

and handed her a set of purple pencils

and she smiled

and she offered to draw him.

When she responded he started to see

way more colors than purple.

So that was a little, you could say purple was symbolizing love or feelings, emotions. Try your hand at symbols in your poems. There are a vast array to choose from. Examples are nautical, serious symbols, nature, household, automobiles, and think up your own. Cheers!

Help support Florida Literacy by adding these books to your digital collection. http://www.amazon.com/Turn-Spirit-Jennifer-Vensel-ebook/dp/B00NE613XU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424105380&sr=8-1&keywords=turn+the+spirit  and I Find Flowers     http://www.amazon.com/I-Find-Flowers-Jennifer-Vensel-ebook/dp/B00OACJNKM/ref=asap_B00OFW04HS?ie=UTF8  a portion of every book sold will be donated to increasing literacy in Florida.  Poems about connections lost in relationships, being good to the environment, and uses of the human body all grace the poems of these books. Remember you don’t have to have a kindle to read amazon ebooks, you can just simply download the kindle app from your favorite app store and turn most of your devices into ereaders including your smart phone, it’s a great way to pass the time in line, reading.

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