Saturday, December 12, 2015

Hope, Despair ~~ A bit of "Micro Poetry" (and history)

Jailed man picture: Nicolas Fouquet and replica prison cell in the
Vaux-le-Vicomte cellar. (see below—
click on picture to enlarge)

Click here (my 2010 blog post) for the story of Nicolas Fouquet

Hope and Despair
Through the grains of sand I peer 
Freedom's not far, though I fear 
For sure it won't be escape, 
unless. A saw in my cake 

Grains of sand, where is my gem 
Shackles and chains, crime's emblem 
Fortunes were made, came prestige 
All I have, here, loathed vestige 

Friends are gone, won't loosen chains 
Hope is nill, not in these grains 
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Poem and Photo Copyright © 2015 and 2010 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
Sandgrains picture below from Kerry's post, click on her name below:

I'm linked with 
To see the world in a grain of sand...
William Blake

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Understanding Love poem -- then there's Aether*

Earth, Wind, and Fire; then there's Aether*

Why do you love?  What makes the world stop for me?
He doesn't say those words, three little ones,
one by four by three.  "I love you" is in his heart,
in his head, but absent from his tongue

Is it because he knows that I love him?
How does he know, I often wonder.
But I know he does, his tender touch,
the look in his eye, his feeling comes to me

It isn't from that touch or the look of eye
It's in the air, over the miles or an inch
Not wind, radio, radar, or TV
Through the aether* we connect, heart to heart
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Photo, Poem Copyright © 2011, 2015 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linked with at Transforming with Nature's Wonders

 - She wants us to try piecing the Classical Elements into our poetry.  The classical elements are: fire, air, water and earth.  There is also a rock band named "Earth, Wind, and Fire," (Wikipedia)  part of which I used in my title.  The other part, 'Aether', was added by Aristotle, as a fifth element, 'aether', as the quintessence, reasoning. 
 - Later scientists discovered that Vacuum, or Ether, was the carrier for electric waves used for communication from point to point without wires, either line of sight or bouncing, and generally, but not always, included going into the mysterious heavens before returning to earth to be received.  See Note below with references.

*Note:  Aether, now generally called by 'ether', is the mysterious make up of the heavens, through and by which radio waves and light are transmitted and received, i.e. carried. Vacuum tubes in the old timey radios were also called upon ether, or vacuum, to transfer electricity (Google).  See here for a more detailed explanation of ether.

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Monday, December 07, 2015

Bright and Sunny Day ~~ a Whiligig Poem


Two Bites


One bright and sunny day

Soon to become darkened

Our clumsy wasp was caught

Red molecules of blood

Sticky whirl, his demise  

He did begrudge that day

Spider's web alluring

Poppy seeds sugar dripped 

His shouts of no avail

Until heard by the crow

False alarm, two small bites

Food chain, gizzard pulling 

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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2015 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
- This poem is linked to Sunday's Whirligig: A Dozen Words for Writers (# 36) 
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I'm also linked with Marian at The Tuesday Platform

This week's Whirligig Word List (all twelve):

sunny, clumsy, wasp, molecules, whirl, begrudge, spider, poppy, shouts, crow, alarm, pulling, and I used all twelve, on in each line.

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