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Postby Mlou » Fri May 05, 2006 3:52 pm

Black and yellow winged
monarch on the milkweed bloom,
beauty in being.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby Mlou » Sun May 07, 2006 8:46 am

Like ghostly soldiers
looming through the snow-filled air
tall pines guard the land.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby Mlou » Mon May 08, 2006 11:43 am

Avenue of palms
susserating in the wind
whisper of summer.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby pengwenn » Tue May 09, 2006 1:01 pm

an angel in flight
the butterfly unfolds wings
as flower at rest
Is this my reality or yours?
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Postby Mlou » Tue May 09, 2006 2:45 pm

Blossom flaunts nectar.
Bright wings will ever answer
the eternal call.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby snowbird » Wed May 10, 2006 10:26 am

Cold

White shawl of winter
covers the mountain's shoulder
with cold days and nights.
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Postby Mlou » Wed May 10, 2006 11:36 am

Scattered on the snow
leaves and pine branches wither
victims of the storm.
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Postby pengwenn » Wed May 10, 2006 12:17 pm

The winter's snow brings
a blanket of peace and rest
for hibernation
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Postby purty_trash » Thu May 11, 2006 1:37 am

Great work Pen, Mlou and snowbird. Really liked the bit about 'mountain's shoulders', 'victims of the storm' and 'blanket of peace'. Have seen the snow only once, though.
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Postby Power of Cheese » Thu May 11, 2006 9:35 pm

Lilacs

Purple green sweet smells
Pleasant memory, childhood springs
Lost in the moment
"Space is deep, man is small, and time is his relentless enemy" L. Ron Hubbard
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"It's hard to dance when the floor keeps moving"...
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Postby Mlou » Fri May 12, 2006 9:16 am

Hey, cheese, long time no see! Glad you popped in. I think lilacs were part of childhood for many of us. Still love them.
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Postby pengwenn » Fri May 12, 2006 11:30 am

the loving swans kiss
filling the moment for a
heart-shaped photograph
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Postby TheMudge » Fri May 12, 2006 11:45 am

?

Been shopping for greeting cards, Pengy? :wink:
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"Truth and Love often get the crap kicked out of them along the way." -D. Mudge

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Postby Power of Cheese » Fri May 12, 2006 6:59 pm

Thanks Mlou, good to see you too!

Wet, wet, drippy day
Heavy wet clouds hang low
Soaking land and mood
"Space is deep, man is small, and time is his relentless enemy" L. Ron Hubbard

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"It's hard to dance when the floor keeps moving"...
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Postby Mlou » Fri May 12, 2006 7:23 pm

Always remember
life-giving rains must bless the land
so nature may smile.
:D
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Postby Power of Cheese » Mon May 15, 2006 11:33 pm

True that about the rains Mlou. But all plants need a kiss from the sun every now and again, as well do most of us humans...
"Space is deep, man is small, and time is his relentless enemy" L. Ron Hubbard

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"It's hard to dance when the floor keeps moving"...
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Postby Mlou » Tue May 16, 2006 8:28 pm

Yes but not QUITE as much as weve had here in New England this last week. Only twice in 22 years have I had water come in downstairs. This was one of the two. What a mess! That's what I get for saying something nice about the rain. :D
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Postby pengwenn » Wed May 17, 2006 5:00 pm

In golden splender
the sunsets in paradise
and tropical dreams
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Postby Mlou » Wed May 17, 2006 6:24 pm

Sunset paradise,
palms whispering to ocean...
Do you remember?

Hey, PW, twinsies today! :)
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Postby Mlou » Fri May 19, 2006 10:14 am

From thorns and prickles
triumphant beauty blossoms
to gladden our hearts.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby Mlou » Sat May 20, 2006 12:15 pm

At rain's magic touch
cactus burst into blossom...
gems of the desert.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby pengwenn » Mon May 22, 2006 11:35 am

Reflections of the
seasons shine in the clear still
waters of the lake
Is this my reality or yours?
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Postby Mlou » Tue May 23, 2006 5:20 pm

On the twilight veldt
one twisted tree stands alone
defying darkness.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby priyanthi » Wed May 24, 2006 1:05 am

I think of you, all the time...

I see your face everywhere...
It's your voice ringing in my ear always,
Be it in the whispering wind,
Or in the cry of the seagull
As he dives and skims off the sea,
In the ripples made on the sand by the waves,
Or the subtle shades of light and dark,
That finds its place in my wayward heart!

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Postby Mlou » Wed May 24, 2006 2:32 pm

Hi, priyanthi...welcome to WordTrip. Thoughtful poem with nice images, even if it's not a haiku. :) Check back in this thread and you'll see that a haiku (usually about nature) runs in 3 lines, with syllables mostly 5-7-5. Try one, they're fun.
You can post your poems in a new post, if you like. And if you'd like comments, you usually indicate that in your post. Enjoy!
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