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Premium Member Aphorisms- Idiomatic expressions
*Aphorisms/ Idiomatic expressions*
(Short, pithy, instructive sayings passed down through the years)
Composed: by Tom Wright
7/12/2018

The man who coined the aphorism “Seize the Day”
Didn’t always mean “The...

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© Tom Wright  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idiomatic, satire,
Form: Lyric



Idiomatic
The coin operated                      ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: idiomatic, culture, humor, imagination, irony, poetry, word
Form: Grook
Ilaw
The light is muted,
glowing ever so faintly
and I cup my hands
to shelter it from
the harsh wind...

It flickers,
it wavers,
and my heart
does a triple dive
then beats back...

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Categories: idiomatic, hope, life, love, mother, light, light,
Form: Free verse
On Poetry and Prose
A bridge from colloquial to courtly 
fare
A span where idealism and fantasy 
pair
A railway to the existential realm; 
celestial lair 
A conduit through which rational...

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Categories: idiomatic, on writing and words
Form: Rhyme
Cry Empty
While in course of writing
Some words appear spontaneously
We see a new face smiling
Though not meaningful literally 

Such suddenly cropped up medium
Of expressing our thoughts and...

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Categories: idiomatic, creation, culture, word play, words, writing,
Form: Rhyme



Like a Bee in a Bottle
Every resonance

that seems to bring into life

It makes one's being

a likely confounded mind

yet leavens its fleshliness


03/25/16

Note: 

* "Like a bee in a bottle"
is an idiomatic...

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Categories: idiomatic, confusion, metaphor, music, nature, spiritual,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Many Hats
me, myself and I
take turns doing many tasks -
afterwards, we play!


For the  Senryu on Your Own Existence Poetry contest of marvin celetial

(Based on the...

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Categories: idiomatic, life,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Land of the Free
Oh, Land of the Free 
You have presumptuously deemed yourself the mouthpiece and policy maker 
Of the world
How overconfident
How impudent
Who makes you... 
  ...

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Categories: idiomatic, allegory, history, mystery, philosophy,
Form: Elegy
When It Rains It Pours
When It Rains It Pours 

Idiomatic sayings are such a delightful way of expressions,
The truth in them may sometimes stretch our imagination..

When it rains, it...

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Categories: idiomatic, allusion, community, conflict, confusion, leadership,
Form: Free verse
Rainbow and Sun
I speak to you in parables
In this idiomatic riddle filled way
Because I fear the blunt effect
Of being plain spoken
I saw the rainbow and the sun
In...

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Categories: idiomatic, spiritual,
Form: Blank verse
Sonnet X or The Bluebird Sonnet
O why’d they misconstrue your colour against you?
When the song is swift imagination, so sweet and full
Why’d they whisper of weariness, of idiomatic blue?
When pause...

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Categories: idiomatic, life, love, people, philosophy, socialsong, day,
Form: Sonnet
Dialect Tickle Matt Arial Hiz im
Courtesy of Marx (albeit Zeppo, Harpo, Groucho, and Chico) 
whose acts brought generations of laughter to Vaudeville and 
then the Silver Screen adlibbed, linkedin, and...

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Categories: idiomatic, adventure, celebrity, class, day, fantasy, hilarious,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member John Paul George Ringo
Apple brought culture,
delightful extravaganza.
Fab group
harvest idiomatic jive.
Knockers, louts
many neutrals,
organized parasites, quietly rebel,
submit to uncompromising venom
when expediency yielded zealousness!

© Harry J Horsman  1994




...

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Categories: idiomatic, music,
Form: ABC
How interesting is a two curved toucan
senators seeing stapled starkers
Loopholes. Lanky long. Llama Klamath llama please do not lean on those bent gables. For gables are gargling and gargling sounds very...

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Categories: idiomatic, april, arabic, art, august, autumn, baby,
Form: I do not know?
SOMETHING IN THE DARK
With wind in the air, girl in the honeymoon, technology shape our thinking, I cannot sleep without having to think about you Why I look...

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Categories: idiomatic, eulogy, nostalgia, pain, peace, true love,
Form: Ballad
Words in the dictionary
English prides itself on being a well-spring of today’s language
like a magpie that freely picks up foreign words elsewhere
with an attempt to incorporate them into...

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Categories: idiomatic, dedication, faith, on writing and words,
Form: Concrete
This My Voyage
This My Voyage

When vitals have boarded victuals,
Why concern the sundry?
When soileth I nobody’s cake,
Why stall my thrust?
For this’ my voyage
And I esteem none a judge,
But...

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Categories: idiomatic, career, conflict, courage,
Form: Verse
INSIGHTFUL AWARENESS
The best way to describe myself:
is this insightful awareness
of being too attentive and perceptive
in the middle of conversations;
anticipating words before they are spoken,
astonishing others with...

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Categories: idiomatic, people, philosophy, socialme,
Form: Ottava rima
Words in the dictionary
English prides itself on being a well-spring of today’s language
like a magpie that freely picks up foreign words elsewhere
with an attempt to incorporate them into...

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Categories: idiomatic, on writing and wordswords, history,
Form: Narrative
Discover Ring visa Vis My Fanbase
As long term aspiring
     gurgling (stream of consciousness)
     paperback writer, there doth appear
an imponderable quandary

  ...

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Categories: idiomatic, 10th grade, 11th grade, 9th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ENNUI INTERVALS
endless 
           boredom,

isolated 
renditions
           ...

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Categories: idiomatic, introspection, time,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A SAMPLE OF SEPARATENESS
absolutes,
    abstracts of the absurd
ordained sounds
or
incoherent ramblings,
notions of the infinite:

rarefied thoughts
random
eclectic ideas
idiomatic
incomprehensible
on 
first sight
then
oblivion beckons
...

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Categories: idiomatic, allegory, analogy,
Form: Verse
Dialect Tickle Matt Arial Hiz im - 2nd sentence
I gotta n itch) Lenin, where alien archeologists 
from outer limits of the twilight zone unearthed 
(com) bust stubble rubble yes likeness of Guy 
Richie...

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Categories: idiomatic, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ENNUI INTERVAL S
endless
           boredom,
isolated
renditions
             ...

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Categories: idiomatic, dark, day,
Form: Verse