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A Full-Stop

AC Benus

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Ode to the caesura.

It brings our thoughts to a stop.

It laps at our minds like a sop.

And halts coloratura. 

 

     How glad the many millions

     of notions are prevented 

     from finding full expression 

     in the boundless words of the world,

     for then, once spilled on paper,

     how might we ever gather them up again; 

     how might the bottle be re-plugged;

     how might the heart be re-assembled,

     if fancy-free reigned evermore…? 

     So, hurray for the period, 

     our friend, our lifesaver, our 

     paramour saving us from the 

     worst excesses of our best selves. 

 

Thus hail the caesurae.

You allow the needed rest.

You trump all efforts with the very best.

And cut through the heart of the imperfect ‘I’. 

 
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Just now, Parker Owens said:

How wonderful a hymn to the lowly period you write! You might even inspire me!

Thanks, Parker. I appreciate your comments, and look forward to your own full-stop efforts ;) 

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Great Poem! Often we don`t realize the importance of the small things, which make our life working.

 

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10 minutes ago, Lyssa said:

Great Poem! Often we don`t realize the importance of the small things, which make our life working.

 

Thanks, Lyssa. Yes, small things can mean a big difference in our life. Thank you again.  

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Wonderful AC. You made me think (I know, you just said, Finally!! hehe) seriously though you did. Made me think how this little dot can be so very final, can change a life, and make you stand for a week on the precipice until the next chapter is posted.  Absolulely terrific. 

 

xox

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I have to agree with the others. We have to agree that even the little things has their value. And you have explained it an very poetic way. Fantastic Ben...

 

~Emi. 

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On 6/2/2017 at 4:18 AM, Mikiesboy said:

Wonderful AC. You made me think (I know, you just said, Finally!! hehe) seriously though you did. Made me think how this little dot can be so very final, can change a life, and make you stand for a week on the precipice until the next chapter is posted.  Absolulely terrific. 

 

xox

Thanks for your comments, Tim. I often think about how words, especially the ones in our heads, are like a cage trying to hold an idea in place. Sometimes limits are the only way keep it still, other times, the cage door must be open so it can fly free.

 

Thanks again :) 

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16 minutes ago, Emi GS said:

I have to agree with the others. We have to agree that even the little things has their value. And you have explained it an very poetic way. Fantastic Ben...

 

~Emi. 

It's great to see you back, Emi. Always nice to get your thoughts and comments on my work. Appreciate it a great deal :yes: 

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I read this days ago! Waiting for something clever and witty. As you see, it never came.

AC, you're writing is always a joy for me. No matter if it's simple or complicated. I just find your perception on things enjoyable! JP XOXO

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11 hours ago, BlindAmbition said:

I read this days ago! Waiting for something clever and witty. As you see, it never came.

AC, you're writing is always a joy for me. No matter if it's simple or complicated. I just find your perception on things enjoyable! JP XOXO

Thanks, JP! That's a warm and wonderful thing to say; I appreciate it :yes: 

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LOL, only my esteemed editor would compose an ode to punctuation, which make the uninitiated shake with dread while trying to get those pesky commas into the right place.

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On 6/10/2017 at 1:08 PM, Timothy M. said:

LOL, only my esteemed editor would compose an ode to punctuation, which make the uninitiated shake with dread while trying to get those pesky commas into the right place.

Thanks, Tim. It's nice to get your feedback on one of my poems. But speaking of commas, how goes the new Clueless Camping installment....? (And yes, I'm trying to get you in trouble with your rabid rapid readers ;) They're thirsty.) 

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