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  197.     

Poemhunter Wants To Improve.

I will help you improve,
If you choose to improvise,
Break free from current accepted manners and rights
Show willingness to be a poets pride
Give a vacation to economic obsessions
Allow yourself to appreciate the art of reflection
Accept that poems are not insurance policies,
Sonnets don't necessarily do what a sonnet should,
That Shakespeare could write both plays and poetry,
Self goals are allowed in verse and vanity.
It is not a platform, nor a bazaar,
Tis a place where peep the most bizarre,
Mundane, brilliant, average, all kinds
Masters of creating landscapes of mind.
Do not sell me a poem, I do not need a fire extinguisher,
It is not plastic credit, literature is all about merit,
Merit of a decade hence,
Being born in the womb of our present.
 
Hardik Vaidya

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  198.     

Prose And Poetry

While prose limits, posits, pretends,
To narrow mundane meaning binds,
Fails to touch heart’s deepest core,
Frozen snow blocking freedom’s shore,
Fails when to explore new crests, finds
No rainbow shades, comes to dead ends,
We know why caveman chose to sing
Ere used speech communicating.

Yet, today’s cut-and-dry world speaks—
Prose to touch base, a mundane need,
Poems to reach rarefied peaks,
Oft failing still poorly indeed,
Whilst imitating a dull prose,
The rose forgets when it is rose.
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This unusual sonnet is set in tetra metre. The
octave is rhymed: abccbadd, and the sestet
efefgg.
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- Sonnets | 05.09.12 |
 
Aniruddha Pathak

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  199.     

Longing For The Sea And Camelot

LONGING FOR THE SEA AND CAMELOT


“If people want to build a ship, ”
Antoine de Saint Exupery once said,
“for pleasure or to go on some long trip,
don’t tell them to find wood, and in a shed
work on it with a thousand tasks
but make sure every one of them can see
their goal so everybody asks
to help, because they’re longing for the sea.”
Though everybody has to learn
how to survive in deserts that are hot,
the major goal for which they ought to yearn
is not for camels but for Camelot.

This poem is a free adaptation of a saying by Antoine de Saint Exupery, cited by Rabbi David Wolpe in his devar torah for Shabbat Yitro,5770:

Yearning to Learn

By Rabbi David Wolpe
Knowing where to find information is not the same as possessing it. Each fact we learn is arranged in the matrix of all we already know. One who knows how to Google 'Shakespeare sonnets' cannot be compared to the one who has memorized Shakespeare's sonnets. The latter carries the words with him. The former is an accountant of knowledge; he knows where the treasure is, but it does not belong to him. Real education instills a desire for knowledge, not merely the tools to acquire it. We are shaped by what we know and what we yearn to know. The Talmud tells us that as a young man Hillel was so desperate for words of Torah that he climbed on the roof of the study house to hear the discourses of his great predecessors, Shemaya and Avtalion. Noticing the darkness, they looked up and saw the young man on the skylight, covered with snow. The rabbis rescued Hillel, washed and anointed him, and sat him by the fire. 'If you want to build a ship, ' wrote Antoine de Saint Exupery, 'don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the sea.' First teach children to love learning; the web will wait.


2/5/10

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gershon hepner

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  200.     

Divine Force (Terza Rima Sonnet)

Prayer is the answer to a troubled heart,
Challenges meant to be overcome and solved,
Faith in God is the best way to make a start.

Splendour of sunshine around- a ball of gold!
Winds-cool or stormy reach their destination,
Warm sun and wind, engulfing all in their fold.

Water, the elixir makes no distinction,
Energy giver-Fire, also smothers,
Trees do not produce fruits in isolation.

Associations-complex and a bother.
Get caught in the labyrinth, never be freed,
Life’s lessons-through experience can gather.

Getting rid of contempt, prejudice and greed
Accepting Divine Will engenders a new breed.


(The Italian form Diaspora or Terza Rima is a of indefinite length, made up of numbers of three-line stanzas or tercets. The sonnet ends with a couplet linking back to the first stanza. The rhyme scheme is such that line 2 of each stanza rhymes with lines 1 and 3 of the following stanza, creating an interlocking pattern. In the final stanza, both lines rhyme with line 2 of the preceding tercet. The Terza Rima sonnet has the following rhyme scheme, .a.b.a...b.c.b...c.d.c...d.e.d...e.e.)

Hema Ravi,13.08.09
 
hema ravi

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