Tag: Cento

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, ...

heart shaped tree stump

Love in pieces

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 ...

yellow flower

Yellow melancholy

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 ...



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