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THE SONNETS OF SEAGLASS

 
 
Sglass
 
Reply Thu 22 Nov, 2007 07:10 pm
Softly
days go by - tradewinds tease
ruffling the tops of palm trees
tossing their fruit to the ground
into a pile of sweet rot.

Softly
waves slap the beach
grinding coral into white sand
and the early fingers of sun turn
seaglass into brilliant jewels.

Softly
morning coolness turns Pele's breath
into dancing whirls of steam
that hides the valley
from the peaks of day.

Softly
the melancholy of the sandpiper
is heard
I hold your hand to my heart
to feel the warmth

Softly.
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Thu 22 Nov, 2007 07:17 pm
Lovely. (I also felt the warmth despite the raging snowstorm outside my window.)
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Sglass
 
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Reply Thu 22 Nov, 2007 10:23 pm
Thank you for the kind word. You are in Canada eh?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 22 Nov, 2007 10:41 pm
nice sonnets.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 22 Nov, 2007 10:57 pm
Very peaceful... Very Happy
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Fri 23 Nov, 2007 08:23 am
Sglass wrote:
Thank you for the kind word. You are in Canada eh?


What gave me away? Very Happy
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Fri 23 Nov, 2007 09:27 am
sglass
Sglass, we learn something new about your poetic side. You and Edgar Blythe should get together.

BBB
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 23 Nov, 2007 09:42 am
Re: sglass
BumbleBeeBoogie wrote:
Sglass, we learn something new about your poetic side. You and Edgar Blythe should get together.

BBB


Madam! I am spoken for! Shocked
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Sglass
 
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Reply Fri 23 Nov, 2007 09:45 am
I much admire EB's work.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Fri 23 Nov, 2007 09:57 am
Re: sglass
edgarblythe wrote:
BumbleBeeBoogie wrote:
Sglass, we learn something new about your poetic side. You and Edgar Blythe should get together.

BBB


Madam! I am spoken for! Shocked


Mz Boogie, Merry Andrew said to tell you that I am spoken for also. You are so naughty Mz Boogie. Razz
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Mame
 
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Reply Fri 23 Nov, 2007 12:17 pm
Wonderful, Sglass - very lovely. I felt a gentle breeze upon my face Smile
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Sglass
 
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Reply Fri 23 Nov, 2007 12:31 pm
Back in the day when I was much younger, unmarried and living in Greenwich Village I shared an apartment with an older woman who was usually eight sheets to the wind before the sun was over the yardarm, and sometimes critical of my social life. I thought I would share a limerick I wrote about her. This is my humorous side.

ODE TO A FORMER REDHEAD

She sat with her teacup
Filled mostly with gin
Viewing female sexuality
With much chagrin
For what time had given
Time had taken
And there was no longer
Anyone to bring home
The bacon.

In fact,
She had turned
From a red headed tart
into a middle aged fart.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Fri 23 Nov, 2007 12:37 pm
Hey der Miss Mame,

Thankee, thankee. Be it snowing on VI?
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Roxxxanne
 
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Reply Sat 24 Nov, 2007 03:46 pm
Re: THE SONNETS OF SEAGLASS
Sglass wrote:

into a pile of sweet rot.



Nice but I would re-write that line.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Sun 25 Nov, 2007 07:42 pm
Thank you Roxxx,

I do appreciate constructive criticism. I will re-examine the sentence for syntax and understandibility.

Sg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 25 Nov, 2007 10:14 pm
Sglass wrote:
Back in the day when I was much younger, unmarried and living in Greenwich Village I shared an apartment with an older woman who was usually eight sheets to the wind before the sun was over the yardarm, and sometimes critical of my social life. I thought I would share a limerick I wrote about her. This is my humorous side.

ODE TO A FORMER REDHEAD

She sat with her teacup
Filled mostly with gin
Viewing female sexuality
With much chagrin
For what time had given
Time had taken
And there was no longer
Anyone to bring home
The bacon.

In fact,
She had turned
From a red headed tart
into a middle aged fart.


I like this sort of writing.
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fresco
 
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Reply Mon 26 Nov, 2007 12:39 am
Sglass,

Poetry - certainly (but not "sonnets") *

Your "fingers of the sun" leading to "hand to heart" is first rate!

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http://www.able2know.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4549
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Sglass
 
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Reply Mon 3 Dec, 2007 09:24 pm
This is for Edgar Blythe who retired a thread tonight.

One For The Road

Someone asked me
About God
Then God asked me
About someone

I said I don't know
They retired.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 3 Dec, 2007 10:32 pm
Thanks. Very nice.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Sat 15 Dec, 2007 12:09 am
One more before I hit the airways back to Paradise

ODE TO MADAM LAFARGE

She sat with her knitting needles
Planning the Revolution
That the dissolution of Paris
Was the only solution

Poor Marie Antoinette
With her coiffure so fine
Sat munching her cake
And sipping her wine.

Little did she suspect
That Madam had eyeballs
For her neck.
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