Transformation

silhouette of small moth

Clouds pass and disperse Light through yonder window breaks What’s happened to me Line 1. “Elm,” Sylvia Plath Line 2. “Romeo and Juliet,” William Shakespeare Line 3. “The Metamorphosis,” Franz Kafka Cento – a form of poetry created from bits and pieces of other poems, song lyrics, literary passages, and the like….

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The path ahead

Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken. 1 The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between. 2 Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. 3 There are no wrong turnings, […]

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Love in pieces

heart shaped tree stump

There is a comfortable silence between us, A feeling no mere mortal could touch. My heart aches with the love I feel for you. Sweet grace whispers stay with me Until the end of time. We will love a little more, Then pass it on and not wait until it’s too late. Each line of this […]

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Yellow melancholy

yellow flower

I was down in New Amsterdam, staring at this yellow-haired girl. There was miles of yellow tape, silhouette chalk lines. A prophet stood on the street corner, behind a police barricade Shouting at the crowd, “Heed the path that led you to that place, yellow desert stream.” The night was steaming, driving everyone mad with […]

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Lullaby

Now I lay me down Gently into that good night Sleep, perchance to dream *Cento, from the Latin meaning “patchwork,” is a form of poetry that uses lines from other poems. Line 1: Joseph Addison, 1711 Line 2: Dylan Thomas, 1951 Line 3: Shakespeare (Hamlet), 1623

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