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After: Harlequin’s Carnival by Joan Miro, 1925.PD 
After: Bing Crosby - Swinging On A Star (1944)

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, 
like notes that shape music.  - Joan Miro

Listen to the mockingbird rings from ear to ear driven in a
frenzy of delight, naysaying the evil torts of Hieronymus 
Bosch’s gardens. Feasting on nature’s foreplay, stringing
leaps of fancy, parading to an oompah-pah, lured by a rendez-
vous with Dali and melted timepieces. 

to fly
to soar
soar unconfined
soar scored
scored notes
scored lines

The bliss of true tones, winged squirmings,
dancing snakes, acrobatic merfolk swinging on stars,
the ensemble gestates.

Cues coil, ping, the clocks tick; let your
wired heart purr. Jack-in-the Box to Jack outside,
take a spoonful of sugar with your medicine, & twirl 
your partner round and round.

First published by illumen 2016

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 12/7/2017 12:54:00 PM
I liked Thelonious Monk's explanation of playing two adjacent piano keys; wanting to hear the tone between. My brother, a professional pianist, said that was absurd... I love this world!
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Date: 11/26/2017 8:40:00 PM
Debbie, a festival of delightful thoughts and imagery. Bright and blissful, entertaining and enjoyed. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 11/26/2017 10:44:00 PM
Yes Debbie, I saw the artwork and this is an awesome explanation of fanciful sensations evoked :)
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 11/26/2017 8:49:00 PM
Thanks, Susan - it was a poetic explanation of the sensations evoked by seeing the art ;).
Date: 9/27/2017 1:13:00 AM
Deb. This is a great free verse. It really complements the picture you showed with it.
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 9/28/2017 5:22:00 PM
Thanks Andie!
Date: 6/25/2017 9:37:00 AM
Nice Piece. Really enjoyable. Hugs
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Date: 6/8/2017 11:17:00 AM
Jazzy- Fleets & beats- Vervatious
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Date: 5/31/2017 5:21:00 AM
This is delightful Debbie. How are you doing? Cheers, Connie
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Date: 5/19/2017 11:18:00 PM
Thank you for sharing the poem :) enjoyed reading, Debbie~*
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Date: 5/19/2017 1:06:00 PM
it made my mind go to Bing Crosby in a french Cirque Du Soleil tights - dancing with children and dancing snakes, acrobatic flying around - joy and laughter bright colors
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 5/19/2017 10:44:00 PM
YES, Verlecia! Thanks for the comment!
Date: 4/27/2017 4:30:00 PM
Hi Debbie, beautiful fluffy write very enjoyable :))hugs from Ireland
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 4/27/2017 7:22:00 PM
Thank you Niall!
Date: 4/25/2017 11:55:00 AM
miro does this to me, debbie.. fanciful, spontaneous nuggets of scenes that invite!..huggs
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 4/25/2017 4:44:00 PM
His work is delightful! Thanks nette!
Date: 4/24/2017 5:28:00 PM
Like the picture, your poem is a frenzy of delight. The comparison with Bosch is marvelous.
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 4/25/2017 4:43:00 PM
Thanks so much Anges!
Date: 4/24/2017 3:54:00 PM
I am glad this lovely poem got published sweet ma. Definitely entertained me .)::)..Loved it.
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 4/24/2017 3:56:00 PM
Hi little Ma!!! How is Spring where you are? Are you warm yet?