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Re-Verse - 2. NaPoWriMo Dabblings

It's been quite some time since I've felt moved to write any verse. There's been so much poetry around this month that it's even infected me. I'm not doing NaPoWriMo really but some of the prompts have inspired me.

 

I thank Parker Owens, Mikiesboy, and Valkyrie - their wonderful, dedicated writing is what got my poetical mind working again.

Silence is golden?

Silence fills my head with noise a-plenty
Silence is sound's temporary absence
Silence allows my voice to be heard
Silence is violence barely constrained
Silence calms my mind and spirit
Silence is life’s passions spent
Silence gives my words flight
Silence is accusation and unfair verdict
Silence frees my imagination sans constraint
Silence is dull and monotonous
Silence gives my senses rest
Silence is loneliness and neglect
Silence welcomes all my many voices
Silence comes in many different hues

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Words

One word flits past before I am ready
Another loiters and won't go away

One word preens and promenades all day
The other hides in the shadows and sulks

One word is too short and refuses to be stretched
The other is too long and cannot be shrunk to fit

One word comes out to play only in the dead of night
Another is missing, presumed lost or forgotten

Words have real lives all of their own.

~

Absurdities

Beware,
The jabberwock-
Emblazoned camel sits
Drinking pink pea soup with a duck
At noon.

“Why can't
I swim?” asks the
Stone of a carrot which
Blushes bright green and hides under
A hill;
Stone then
Tattoos his nose and flicks iced dreams
Waiting for the troll and
Squeeze contest to
Begin

~

Sonnet

Boredom stares into empty space
No great passion for love or life
Wakens his heart or mind apace

Sloth yawns, cocooned so safe a-bed
Life's many dramas pass him by
Still lounging, comatose as dead

Sad Depression sees naught but grey
Seeping drear through hope's defences
Blighting all, keeping love at bay

Indecision won't take a chance
To risk all for sake of love or
Ask him for just one single dance

Inspiration heals mind and heart
With his subtle, creative art

Please leave a comment - I love reading what you think.

Copyright © 2017 northie; All Rights Reserved.
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I'm so glad our poems inspired you to write some verse. :hug:  Great selection.  I love all the different descriptions of silence.  The personification of words was very well done.  The absurd poem made me laugh.  I wrote one that will be published with my week 3 poems and also features a duck :gikkle:  Great take on the 'Careful ties his hat on' prompt.  I love how you turned it into a sonnet.  Great job, Northie! :D

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Loved each one, northie! Absurdities was so clever, but Words was my absolute favorite... I understood it so clearly... pesky critters, words are :) , and you have a way with them... cheers... Gary....

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6 hours ago, Valkyrie said:

I'm so glad our poems inspired you to write some verse. :hug:  Great selection.  I love all the different descriptions of silence.  The personification of words was very well done.  The absurd poem made me laugh.  I wrote one that will be published with my week 3 poems and also features a duck :gikkle:  Great take on the 'Careful ties his hat on' prompt.  I love how you turned it into a sonnet.  Great job, Northie! :D

Thanks,  Val. It felt really good to be writing verse again. I had great fun writing the Absurdities; as for the sonnet idea - taken straight from Parker. :)

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5 hours ago, aditus said:

I like your selection. The silence poem is my favorite. 

I'm glad you enjoyed them. I'd had the idea of writing about silence for some time - finally bore fruit.

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3 hours ago, dughlas said:

I needed a bit of the absurd it brought a smile so thank you.

I'm happy I helped cheer you up, dugh. :)

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3 hours ago, Lyssa said:

I love the absurd one, but also silence and words are favorites of me.

I had great fun writing the Absurdities - writing nonsense which makes sense (sort of). Thanks, Lyssa. :)

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2 hours ago, Headstall said:

Loved each one, northie! Absurdities was so clever, but Words was my absolute favorite... I understood it so clearly... pesky critters, words are :) , and you have a way with them... cheers... Gary....

Words definitely are 'pesky critters'. They certainly know when you're looking for them ... -_- and then they have the gall to resurface just when it suits them. Glad you enjoyed them all. :)

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The Silence reminds me of Melville. I like the Words poem, and the pink pea soup is really striking.

(BTW, the title of your collection makes me think of the old film of Margret Thatcher speechifying: "U-turn?! You turn if you want to; the lady's not for turning." Hehe - and it's on me, not you :) )  

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23 hours ago, AC Benus said:

The Silence reminds me of Melville. I like the Words poem, and the pink pea soup is really striking.

 

(BTW, the title of your collection makes me think of the old film of Margret Thatcher speechifying: "U-turn?! You turn if you want to; the lady's not for turning." Hehe - and it's on me, not you :) )  

I'm very pleased my efforts have your seal of approval. ;)

As for Mrs T?  Hmm ... 

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This is a nice variety! I really related to the "Words" poem, but my favorite was "Absurdities!" It was clever and funny and... absurd, in a most enjoyable way. Thanks. 

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10 hours ago, JeffreyL said:

my favorite was "Absurdities!"

Re-reading these after a longish while reminded me how much I enjoyed writing the absurdist verses. 

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