Saturday, February 13, 2016

He Searches to This Mobile Phone App is For You 
Will he ever find that which was lost 
Will they ever find an app that was lost 

He Searches (sonnet) 

He searches ever for some magic lost
Some flowered field which blessed another day
He wonders how such things should fade away
When splendors of such promises were crossed
He searches past those treasures meant to last
Those dreams which scented each new morning’s sky
He wanders with a time which went too fast
And left a heart to sigh of things gone by
Where is that spring which lovers used to know
The meaning of tomorrows in its flow
The answers to each season in its glow
How foolish of the wind to let it go
He searches others tears upon the ground
A path to end his searching was refound

Sure, it looks like a Shakespearean sonnet. But it's not. The first quatrain follow the standard ABAB form. The second quatrain switches to the CDDC form. In the third quatrain all forms are lost, as we turn to EEEE. As tis sonnet concludes, we return to the standard rhyming couplet. This sonnet uses sonnet forms (or formlessness) to emulate what is going on within the sonnet. 

There are many ways to interpret this poem. I didn't know of the many other ways this sonnet can touch. My first wife and childhood sweetheart, Arlene, died. She was only 49. Gone was the future we had in planned. We shared a dream in our time together. I went through four years of mourning and reconciliation and reconstruction. I then met and started courting my present wife, Amor. As we got to know each other I found out Amor was going through the same thing as me. It was like life had planned (fated) us to meet and complete a plan set. 
How often have we heard, "Why is this happening to me?" What this sonnet is trying to say is that sometimes things happen for a reason. The answer may be in the tears of the person which once was us us or that we became. The answers in the tears could come from someone or something else.I am not suggesting to wait patiently though life's challenges or to work through them, although this may be good advise. Advise I didn't take. I am suggesting: Life can be magical.

How about some guitar to go with this: 
The Everly Brothers "Crying In The Rain" performed by Chris Hampton

What would this magical life be without our mobile phones 

According to the Guinness World Records, the fastest texter in the world is Sonja Kristiansen of Norway. All you Star Trek fans: Remember those communicators? Who would have imagined the modern mobile phone could do so much more? New apps seem to be coming out each day. Remember those things called the typewriter? The average office secretary was expected to type at least 60 words a minute on one of these. The average teen can do this on a mobile phone with their thumb.  And pictures... It has become truly mind boggling what today's mobile phone can do. 
I mean it, It has truly become Mind Boggling what a mobile Phone can do. "Tired of Texting? This App is For You.." 

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Viktor E. Frankl


  1. Life can indeed be magical. And a mystery. And sometimes the magic and the mystery walk hand in hand.

    1. And when people tell us it isn't we must shut our mouth and smile.
      Thank you for everything

  2. Thanks for sending along such positive comments my way.

    1. Your welcome.
      A better world is built on positives.
      Thank you for the support.

  3. After my eyesight became so poor, I became acutely aware of how good one's eyesight must be to use such things as smart phones. Methinks becoming an eye doctor would be a good profession for the current crop of youngsters to seriously consider.

    1. Good one.
      Or a thumb doctor.
      My wife's son is so smart, he uses Siri to text for him!
      Thank you for the fun

  4. I think the search for what we value is very important. Thanks for your thoughts.

    1. When one reaces my stage of life...
      May you find yours.
      Thank you