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Floccinaucinihilipilification And Very Little Bread

Floccinaucinihilipilification And Very Little Bread
       ( First of Three Poem Trilogy )

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I've no problem with bardolatry fans
their barmecide and oft humorous rants.
Give me golden words not found in empty cans,
not bawbee's from those with sad, empty pants.
Truly I enjoy, bright golden attic wit,
creators of canorous verse that soars.
Those I may share bumbo and be a big hit
not with callithumpians that so sorely bores.

Nor do I fancy to become a bichon frise,
beholding to those with comminatory ways.
Finding some will cut you off at the knees
as a criticaster dariole for fugacious pay.
Floccinaucinihilipilification,
judged by Flews that chatter in morbid tune. 
Give me saudade and a sandy beach vacation
with very little scrippage in the month of June.

Aye, no snollygoster soucouyant will do,
for my heart and soul begs sun-grazing songs.
Not a superbious umbriferous critic or two,
with the poet's soul this body truly belongs.
Seeking no uroboros legacy my ink doth stain
as a soulcatcher with a selkie as a muse.
Alone, in this rawky terrain my life will remain
for solitude and honor my poet's heart doth choose.

I've no problem with bardolatry fans
their barmecide and oft humorous rants.
Give me golden words not found in empty cans,
not bawbee's from those with sad, empty pants.
Truly I enjoy, bright golden attic wit,
creators of canorous verse that soars.
Those I may share bumbo and be a big hit,
not with callithumpians that so sorely bores.

Robert J. Lindley, 3-21-2018
Rhyme

Note: 
Make of this what you will,
I give thus and surely shall send no bill
Yet in my poet's heart my soul oft grieves
for the Autumn colors not the decaying leaves
For the heart that yearns to write and truly give
and the mortal soul that writes to live
With inked symbols and a mind tired of toil
wading through worlds filled with pride and hidden turmoil
I write with purpose to give to others, not to take
tho' oft my poet's heart over burning coals some gladly rake.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 3/31/2018 6:13:00 PM
Very cool. Into my favourites. What an undiscovered treasure. Love Selkies.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 4/1/2018 10:21:00 PM
Thank you my friend. The important thing is shining a light upon this modern travesty. No house can stand when its foundation is destroyed. And that destruction is being deliberating done. Greed, ignorance and shallow minded publishers are the primary culprits in this, IMHO.
Date: 3/25/2018 2:09:00 AM
Excellent, Robert, enjoyed the cornucopia of words of uncommon usage making their triumphant parade. Write on! Viv
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Date: 3/25/2018 10:25:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I have just minutes ago posted the second poem on this subject of the planned three poem trilogy. Hopefully I can and shall write on my friend, as life seems so much better when I am able to write poetry that has truth, inspiration and meaning to help others.
Date: 3/24/2018 4:36:00 PM
Thanks one and all , for these generous, insightful and unifying comments on this topic. This site truly has the best poets of all such similar poetry sites around. As can be seen by the many, many very talented poets that contribute here on a regular basis. Hopefully, I will be able to post Part Two tomorrow, then finish up the final, Part Three by the coming weekend.
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Date: 3/24/2018 2:13:00 PM
write on my friend - loved the humour and wisdom in your words:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:31:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. I am hoping others will consider writing about this too. Part Two will be presented likely tomorrow, then on to doing the final, Part Three.
Date: 3/24/2018 12:43:00 PM
GREAT poem, Robert!! Funny and wise, so much depth of thought baked into the poetic pie. So grandly creative ... Lewis Carroll woulda loved this spirited creative hay ride. Touche ... a superbly written poem. Can't wait for the other two installments. Love and smiles always.
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:29:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. I got a big kick out of your soupmail and insight my friend.
Date: 3/24/2018 9:36:00 AM
This is excellent, Robert, even if it is totally different from the type of poetry you have gotten us used to! I have always enjoyed your poetry, as you well know. It appeals to the heart, is meaningful and makes reading a pleasure. Keep up your good work, my friend. A fav. Regards // paul
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:28:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. As always you have my respect and my thanks my friend.
Date: 3/24/2018 6:08:00 AM
An excellent write Rob...
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:28:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO.
Date: 3/23/2018 7:53:00 PM
A masterful write! I love what you have to say here Robert and I especially love HOW you say it; with truth, wit, style and aplomb! I adore soulful poetry like yours my friend, poetic lines that dance with rhythm, sing with heartfelt emotion and use beautiful metaphors.. poetry I can relate to in a meaningful and artistic way.. An illuminating write and a fave! Warmest wishes. ~Susan
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:27:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. Thank you my dear friend and thanks for your comments and support on this important topic.
Date: 3/23/2018 6:04:00 PM
This is all very clever indeed. I'm not sure why many publishers--or poets-- produce poetry at all since they have no idea what it really is. I thinks soup poets are far more talented as artists than the garbage I continue to read elsewhere; the pointless navel gazings that are nothing more than pencil masturbation.
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:27:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. I see you held nothing back in your comment my friend- I like that..
Date: 3/23/2018 7:35:00 AM
Let them rake you over the coals, Robert. You will always be a phoenix who writes another day. The depth of your emotions also rise in your poetic talent. I never have to wade through exagerrated alliteration or laugh at the misuse of words of 30 letters when I read you. Never do you meander into an abstract blackhole and leave me there, lost. Those attempts to impress serve to defile poetry. You are true to what your heart says, "Write."
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:26:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. Thanks, for your support and help in the past my friend.
Date: 3/22/2018 9:44:00 PM
Please don't get me started...lol...I've left you quite the Soup Mail on my thoughts, which is a bit crass to unleash here. I totally agree with what you are saying and it is the reason I am slowly phasing out some of my other writing venues. Kudos to you and your poem for sharing truth. Nicely done, Robert.
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:25:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. Truly loved your insightful soupmail my friend..
Date: 3/22/2018 10:56:00 AM
Hi Robert, an excellent write indeed. You have put forward your message in a most interesting way. I am with you on this one Robert. Give me poetry that sings with meaning, true poetry i can lose myself within, images with deep meaning. Keep singing in words pf wonder my friend. I am glad you have kept to your laurels. Sorry it has taken me a while to get here. Your poetry is masterful and always worth the reading. This one goes into my faves. Have a wonderful thursday. your friend always..Mike
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:24:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. Thanks for adding to your fav's my friend.
Date: 3/22/2018 9:43:00 AM
Bardolatry, love your words, such a deep condemnation of the publishing industry, but I think it goes beyond poetry, timeless values are tossed aside, selfishness rules the day, they can have their ripped jeans and selfie poetry, not interested in this self absorbed world. Well said Robert!
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:24:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO.
Date: 3/22/2018 9:31:00 AM
Wonderful and exceptionally talented write. Words I've never heard of or words used in ways I've never seen. Profound yet humorous. 8 enjoyed!
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:24:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO.
Date: 3/22/2018 9:30:00 AM
you're pen sings as usual pal striking notes with deep passion smiling i am a free verse writer i take my inspiration from the bible mostly i write from my heart and soul keep your golden ink flowing pal excellent piece
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:24:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO.
Date: 3/22/2018 8:22:00 AM
I have no interest in being published, I never have done.. Although many years ago I wrote regularly for a magazine.. You make a valid point my friend, published poetry today is very different... Poets should write for the joy, not for the glory my friend.. Great poem..
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:23:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. Agree, writing our poetry should be a joyful experience.
Date: 3/22/2018 7:30:00 AM
Its sad to see so many wonderful poets like you Robert not getting the recognition that they should be getting. isn't poetry about rhyme,the rhythm, the movement? Of course there are a lot of poets who are able to express themselves beautifully and poetically in free verse, I for one prefer rhyme. However, this is about your poetry, and as usual it is a true masterpiece, brilliant as always my friend, and a Fave ....Maria
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:23:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO.
Date: 3/22/2018 12:43:00 AM
You have inspired me, Robert, and I will be writing something about this myself ... thank you so much for taking the time to touch on this very important subject, and for fighting to keep TRUE poetry alive, for it is in serious jeopardy. This is a brilliant write, and I hope it is seen by many. Blessings to you, my Dear Friend - keep up the great work! :-)
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:22:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. I would love it if other poets wrote on this subject..
Date: 3/22/2018 12:38:00 AM
This is wonderful, my friend, just wonderful, and packed full of wisdom and substantive message. I am quite disenchanted with the direction of printed/published poetry these days, and the import and weight being given to this rambling, almost senseless "new" Free Verse, and the demise of classic form and true Rhyme, (which will ALWAYS be more challenging and rewarding, IMHO). We must let our voices be heard, because we are the ones holding the pens, and beauty and substance and ART are at stake.
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:22:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. I would love it if other poets wrote on this subject..
Date: 3/21/2018 8:20:00 PM
A masterpiece from the Master Poet indeed! Very insightful verse! You said it all - see my more detailed comments in our soup mail exchange. Bob
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:21:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. Loved your soupmail comments.
Date: 3/21/2018 8:20:00 PM
A masterpiece from the Master Poet indeed! Very insightful verse! You said it all - see my more detailed comments in our soup mail exchange. Bob
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:20:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO. Loved your soupmail comments.
Date: 3/21/2018 5:10:00 PM
A very thought-provoking. well-written poem, Robert. Another way in which our world is changing is in what is considered poetry. Some of what I too see in published contemporary poetry portrays the cold, flat, empty and self-centered emotions that modern writers seem to exhibit, supported as cool, and that publishers uphold and push as great. It is a colder world less possible of comprehending rhymes, cadence, beautiful metaphors, and real meaning. We need to keep real poetry alive! Sandra
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:20:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO.
Date: 3/21/2018 3:56:00 PM
With narcissistic people all around us especially in the publishing business... it's hard to get a good word in lol...literally lol...but our words will be the test of time...so let's keep writing my brother...excellent write my friend...stay in the poetic classic light...^WW^
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:19:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO.
Date: 3/21/2018 2:28:00 PM
Wow Robert! Glad I have a dictionary. lol Anyway, I love the humor and "one upmanship" in this poem. This poem tickles the brain. Love it and it's surely a FAV for me.
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:18:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO.
Date: 3/21/2018 2:10:00 PM
Robert, love your wordplay and message in this awesome write. Well, we are alike we both have a true poets soul, my grandma used to say I had an old soul and she was right for I adore the poets of old, I do not really enjoy the modern way some write or the rant or rap poetry, although I can appreciate the skill of it, but give me a good old timeless beautiful poem any day and I will find the bliss.
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Date: 3/24/2018 4:18:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I have been busy composing Part Two of this trilogy. I hope it merits the same interest, appreciation and thoughtful commentary as this first part has my friend. I am also hoping that a few other poets may take up this mantle and write poems of a similar nature. As the comments seen here, show, we as a group have remained silent far too long in regards to this travesty, IMHO.
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