Posts tagged ‘wisdom’

July 26, 2021

Hedged Hedonia

by Venkat

hatched hens, hemmed heaven
harps, hooves, hatched haunts
halved howls, honed hymns

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June 24, 2021

Tri-sedoka VII (Thursday)

by Jem Croucher
And so it's Thursday
another week almost gone
but not to wish time away
I still live each day
to its complete fulfilment
for every day is precious

June 16, 2021

The man in the mirror

by Jem Croucher
The man in the mirror
looks back at me
he is a lot older now
He's seen a few things
but still his heart sings
despite the lines on his brow

Maybe he's wiser
and maybe he's not
it's something I'd not really know
but he'll never leave
his own joie de vivre
so he's happy to go with the flow

May 30, 2021

Soulshine II

by Jem Croucher
Soul searchings' sometimes painful
as thoughts they come and go
but if the end result is such
to bring a warming glow
then you've done yourself a favour
as soulshine's what you need
to bring about a joie de vivre
and happiness indeed

March 23, 2021

Divine Ducks

by Venkat

dormant dawn, distant drums
dahlias damp, dimpled deck

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January 2, 2021

The wisdom of the sea

by Jem Croucher

The water looked like crystal
as it sparkled in the sun
Like glass its light refracted
for a New Year just begun

A ‘je ne sais quoi’ said something
as a whisper silently
caught and carried by the breeze
across the windless sea

I think it was a promise
though I’m not completely sure
so I will come here every day
to listen out for more

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November 17, 2020

THE SEDUCTIVE DELUSIONS OF SOMEDAY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Wisdom
Is Knowledge
Appropriately
Applied
To The Correct
Conditions

Are We Wise?
I Wonder,
But Have
My Doubts

It Seems
That Humanity
Is Quite Susceptible
To Herd Mentality

Leaving The Thinking
And Logical Reasoning
To Others And Then
Waiting For Them
To Explain What To Do

We All Know
Time Flies
And That Life
Is Short

But That Doesn’t
Seem To Stop Us
From Putting
Things Off
To Another Time,
‘Til Someday

We Believe
Since We Woke Up
This Morning
We Will Tomorrow

No Need To Worry
Or Rush Things
All In Due Time,
Someday!

There Is No Someday!
We Only Have Now!
Someday Is The Seductive
Delusion Of Fools
Who Won’t Ever
Turn Their Dreams
Into Reality

Copyright © 2019 Charles Robert Lindholm, The Reluctant Poet – All Rights Reserved  04.08.2019 @4:30 p.m.

November 3, 2020

HUMAN NATURE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Forgiveness
Second Chances
Grace
Do Overs

We Don’t Like
To Think Of Ourselves
As Cold
Unforgiving
Prejudicial
Or Judgmental

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October 1, 2020

A Bite of Moon

by Venkat

doors melt in my eyes
fishes shiver in fright
if rabbits could count ducks
leaves would spread smiles

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February 26, 2020

Meaning

by Venkat

time comes with a lid
no handles to hold
the night was a thief
dark thumbs to wear
kept dreams to count
love without doors
leaves but feathers
till days break aloud
to let in theives
for their tall times

you are the wall
you are the mother
you are the duck
you are the music
you are the night
you are the sound
you are the silence

January 24, 2020

Relativity of Life

by Venkat

bright in gold in jars of silence

who hides in wings of time
ever open in bars of distance
to that omnipresent
relativity of life

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June 19, 2019

Seeds of Everything

by Venkat

where swans flap not their wings
where waters keep no shadows
where eyes see nothing

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May 5, 2019

Heart

by Venkat

every silence has a heart
so does every stone
some peel with time
some need a hand

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March 18, 2019

Squirrels

by Venkat

squirrels in a basket
shadows long for skies
caves coiled in bellies
munch on pin-hole rays

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March 11, 2019

Pebbles

by Venkat

pebbles on a rustic eye
dophin leather on one
paired to a wrinkled bone
I land from Mt. Cloud
enroute to Dolphin bay

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February 1, 2019

Timeless String

by Venkat

hands wrung, long pauses

meditate on a timeless string

creased legs, woven fates

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January 12, 2019

Water rings spreading

by Jem Croucher

Water rings spreading
wider they grow
at the fall of a pebble
after a throw

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December 19, 2018

Shapes

by Venkat

then he waxed those roses
till they lit the crooked shades

pruned stories, oiled memories
painted distances in neat vials

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December 14, 2018

HUMAN NATURE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Forgiveness
Second Chances
Grace
Do Overs

We Don’t Like
To Think Of Ourselves
As Cold
Unforgiving
Prejudicial
Or Judgmental

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December 10, 2018

Corners

by Venkat

paint them if you will
nailed with your groans
bowls of time on the sill
clock’s tick, fishes moans

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September 2, 2018

QUOTE #1 – WISDOM FROM MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

by thereluctantpoet

 

NOTHING IN THE WORLD IS MORE DANGEROUS

July 13, 2018

WHAT WRITING ISN’T

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Sometimes We Think We Know
But We Really Don’t
Because We Only Have
A Limited View
A Preconceived Idea

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June 3, 2018

Strong

by Venkat

strong they said, as ivory on feet
strong they said, in marble
strong was the way to be

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April 10, 2018

Twitch

by Venkat

twitch not this silence, my owl
I hear the waves in your eyes
rock not this dark, my owl
I see time gallop down your gaze

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March 16, 2018

Pool of Love

by Venkat

words croaked, in blown slurs
And they slipped off the breath
for a heart, held by a pool of love

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March 12, 2018

Keep

by Venkat

drank and I drank
waves upon wave
roar upon roar
hand upon hand

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March 11, 2018

NO DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I Don’t Have A Diploma
Or Certificates
For The Lessons
I’ve Learned In Life

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March 9, 2018

Senses Treacherous

by Venkat

coffee tracks, fresh drops
brew memories over the brim
words in sweet, crooked wit
play echoes on the wall

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