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Life is an infinite continuum, feeding on its own death. Our mortality, real and imagined, lives within. We can always see these truths with a discerning eye. The mirrored images that seem like two, are but one, a parallel universe whose paths cross like a wisp of wind, we are all of one time, like prose and poems written in separate centuries, but of the same struggle. There, always there, truth never hides, except for those who don’t seek it  for fear of what they might find. From light to dark we fly in different directions though toward the same destination. What matters is what we do on our flight. Do we see the paths of leaves as they float on the pond, the reflection of the sky beyond, and the trees, who have now shed their leaves but will reflect full in the spring; beneath the leaves, the roots of the lily pads  and the stare of a wary carp who looks from his world as we do from ours? We must find time on our journey to read, play a game, or simply sit and wonder at the marvels around us, for death will come in its own time…


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Please make me rewrite this poem next year
Blog Posted:1/1/2014 5:34:00 PM


Nothing is New
The date has changed, Calendars and desk pads are rearranged, What else is especially new? Birthdays, weddings, reminder notes? Perhaps hope?  The month has changed, Everything else remains the same, What else is especially new? The season, vacations, new schemes? Perhaps dreams?  Our age has changed, Problems that we overcame, What else is especially new? Our prayers for wars to cease? Perhaps peace?  Nothing has changed, Turmoil and hate remain, Nothing is new...
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  1. Date: 1/3/2014 2:26:00 PM
    Missed you, bud; glad you're back :D ~Chan

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  1. Date: 1/2/2014 2:45:00 AM
    oh my, and I am already feeling down as it is. hahaha. Me LIKES this kind of blog.

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  1. Date: 1/2/2014 1:54:00 AM
    Our age has changed : )..My age is definitely changing fast : ).Hope and Peace?Yes dear..Where there is a will there is a way ..Happy New Year Craig.God blrss you and your loved ones : )

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 1/3/2014 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hello charms... you are enough... huggs!
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 9:58:00 PM
    craig, i'm so glad to see you again... let us hope for better days, for mindful awareness that only we can change ourselves.. ohh, i need some rebooting myself; we are always a work in progress! matter, it still is a wonderful world!.. huggs and happy new year!

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 8:15:00 PM
    Happy to see you, Craig! I'll remember this poem, and I'm sure that there will be something to re-write. Happy New Year!

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/1/2014 8:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm going to send you a Soup Mail in 10 minutes.
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 6:09:00 PM
    Off topic, a boy, only five, has slipped under the nith river here in New Hamburg. His body has not been recovered. Our town is full of blue ribbons, blue ribbons on porches, blue ribbons on trees, on sleeves, on cars... they want closure. What is new? This boy's family has suffered a devastating loss and my community is in pain. I can not stop thinking about him. We are made new each day. He will have no new days... only five... only five... I think I am still sick because I feel this so deeply. I'd rather feel though then be numb, robotic. So, I will try to start anew... remembering that others do not get a chance to change, to grow, even to grow up. I'm so sad.... xoxox Cyndi

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 1/3/2014 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ohhh, cyn... i can imagine hoe you feel.. i like the way the whole community is rallyimg for this boy... hugggs to you!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 1/1/2014 8:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A terrible tragedy, Cyndi... you made me sad. A big hug.

My Past Blog Posts

That'll Teach 'em!
Date Posted: 4/13/2014 3:01:00 PM
Cornish Sonnet Contest Results Posted Shortly
Date Posted: 4/11/2014 10:24:00 AM
Just a Couple Thoughts
Date Posted: 4/4/2014 11:17:00 AM
Another 16 Year Old
Date Posted: 4/3/2014 8:16:00 AM
A Teen's Musings JGM
Date Posted: 4/2/2014 8:50:00 AM
That's Enough for One Night
Date Posted: 3/28/2014 6:57:00 PM
New Formats
Date Posted: 3/25/2014 3:49:00 PM
Soup Mail Peeve
Date Posted: 3/25/2014 10:58:00 AM
Cornish Sonnet Clarification
Date Posted: 3/19/2014 10:25:00 AM
Ron Perlman Reciting Lord Byron
Date Posted: 3/12/2014 11:01:00 AM
Thought I'd Share
Date Posted: 3/11/2014 12:13:00 PM
Cornish Sonnet Simplified
Date Posted: 3/10/2014 9:38:00 AM
Angel of the Odddd
Date Posted: 3/9/2014 2:49:00 PM
Contest Rules
Date Posted: 2/27/2014 1:51:00 PM
The Real Robert Frost
Date Posted: 2/21/2014 11:39:00 AM
Constanza Contest Judged
Date Posted: 2/9/2014 2:10:00 PM
Date Posted: 1/19/2014 8:09:00 AM
Date Posted: 1/14/2014 6:58:00 PM
Quoting Shakespeare
Date Posted: 1/13/2014 9:33:00 AM
Welcome Karen Ruff
Date Posted: 1/10/2014 11:29:00 AM
Just a Warning
Date Posted: 1/4/2014 10:12:00 AM
Please make me rewrite this poem next year
Date Posted: 1/1/2014 5:34:00 PM
Christmas Truce
Date Posted: 12/22/2013 10:25:00 AM
Wonderful Life (Lesson)
Date Posted: 12/19/2013 11:30:00 AM
Silent Night
Date Posted: 12/18/2013 8:13:00 AM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
4/19/2014Too SoonCoupletlost love,
4/17/2014Never HopelessKyriellefaith,hope,
4/15/2014This Blood MoonFree verselife,
4/15/2014Before TodayVerseinspirational,
4/10/2014A Spring DayQuintain (English)nature,
4/9/2014Hidden ValueFree verseinspirational,
4/4/2014Sands of TimeShapetime,
4/4/2014A Spring Day Sunset Itty BiddyQuintain (English)nature,
4/2/2014A MomentFree verselove,
3/31/2014Fickle SpringPersonificationspring,
3/30/2014Dark and MysticalIambic Pentameterdark,fear,imagery,inspira
3/26/2014Peer Gynt SuitesVerselife,
3/24/2014The Sound of ColorIambic Pentameterlife,
3/23/2014The Face of LoveFree verselove,
3/23/2014Artist Winslow HomerEkphrasis (Ecphrasis)art,life,
3/21/2014Justifiable ConflictVersefaith,war,
3/21/2014The Night SkyFree versenight,
3/20/2014Ghali Form Variation The Last RomanticQuintain (English)love,
3/20/2014The Saddest LandscapeRhymewar,
3/19/2014A Cut Up LifeFree verselife,
3/19/2014 Not Easy Being GreenLimerickfunny,
3/19/2014Essence of BarnyardRhymefunny,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Evening WalkFree verseintrospection,life,nature
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Why I WeepItalian Sonnetnatureme,
An Invitation to DanceSonnetmusic,nature,
Secrets of the StreamFree verseintrospection,nature
Double PhantasyFree verseloss,mystery,sad,
Something of a DreamerFree verselife,
Silver StrandsBiolove,mother,me,silver,
Montage PoetryLyrichappiness,history,uplifti
A Mutual passionBlank verseromance,longing,longing,l
Spring ReturnedRondeauhappiness,love,people,sou
Her Name Is JanuaryPersonificationimagination,nature,new ye
Wind PowerRhymenature,
Gold StarNarrativechildhood,war,war,star,bl
Circle of LifeRhymedeath,introspection,life,
FIRST CHERUBIC CHANCELyricmystery,uplifting
New EnglandRhymenature,seasons,
If EverSonnetfaith,hope,inspirational,
Embroidered DreamsRondeauart,childhood,mother,sad,
THE HOURSSonneton writing and words,time
EULOGY FOR THE ELDON GALLERY, WATERLOOFree verseart,life,places,sad,grand

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