Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Price to Silver Statue Man 
The price of a broken heart 
The price of a street mime 

The Price (English sonnet) 

The drifting dew which welcomed her to night
The echoes where her heart once use to be
The song how could this have happened to me
All cast their veils on Joys she had in sight
Now sorrow’s ears does keep her company
Sheer emptiness draws shadows to her light
While silent scents from past now mark her plight
She waits for promised mercy to be free
Why did he leave me comes her painful cry
As cold confusion takes her to abyss
Of shattered hopes and lies of yesterday
Then gentle sleep which fate had happened by
Did claim her with the sweetness of its kiss
The price she paid for dream that’s on its way

Now follow this one. The first quatrain contains a list of things. A list of pain. The last line begins with the word "All". The second quatrain focuses on a person ("her"). Its last line begins with the word "She". As we proceed to the first triplet we touch upon feelings. Its last line begins "Of shattered". The last triplet's ending line begins "The price". What is it eluding to? Also notice that we are not sure if the object of her love is real or in her imagination. 

Feelings can be very powerful. Just ask anyone with an uncontrollable urge. Most of our teenage years, we learn to control our feelings. But then there's love. There's revenge. "I really gotta have that new tennis racket!" "I don't know why I let that salesman sell me that." We all know what I'm talking about. It is easy to say, "Control those feelings." We also know words come easier than actions. Feelings can be very powerful. 
Now that we have discussed feelings, Let's return to the sonnet. We have a lady suffering, We know that her suffering is ended by her dreams. Or are they fired by them? Maybe her love reappears in her dreams, Or maybe he only exists there. There is another possibility. Maybe her feelings are using her dreams to create something more. Wow Martin, where are we going with this? I don't know. I'm only human. Dreaming. Enjoying.

To go with this theme: Sia "Lullaby" 

I have a feeling these two will learn the price of a mime 

Marcel Mangel, better known as Marcel Marceau, is credited as being the world's greatest mime. He was a French actor and mime most famous for his stage persona as Bip the Clown and refining the mime "art of silence". Now-a-days mimes can be found everywhere. Amos Vernon and Nunzio Randazzo, of Boat Comedy, were out hiking when they cane across a mime, painted silver. Luckily Amos brought his wallet. 
So relax and enjoy. The laughs are on us. "Silver Statue Man" 

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Who can map out the various forces 
at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, 
Oh Lord. The hairs of his head are easier 
by far to count than his feeling, 
the movements of his heart. 
Saint Augustine


  1. The very best poetry is ambiguous, given its flavour and its meaning by the readers experiences, hopes and dreams...

    1. Your understanding is right on.
      Thank you for the support

  2. Feelings are indeed very powerful. Definitely a poignant and thoughtful poem...

  3. Dreams (whilst sleeping) clarify things for me in a very unexplainable manner. Which is why, when life gets too much, sleeping and dreaming can become a pasttime *grin*.
    I wonder though, 'he' doesn't have to be a man, it could be anything from God to a brother or father, to lost hope, lost dreams, lost ways??

    1. Great point!
      Talk about adding value.
      Am I glad you dropped by. Thank you

  4. I watched that Silver Statue Man video until the end to see if it could possibly get any worse. It did. My lawyers will be in touch. Someone has to pay...big.

    1. oh ya! Meet my lawyer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmZiqwRnwtM
      unfortunately, he didn't like video either.
      Well thank you anyway

    2. Oh, I didn't know that you had THE Texas Law Hawk himself on retainer. I was just kidding about threatening legal action. Really. Please believe me. We will pay. We don't have much, but we will pay. Can this matter be resolved without much further ado?

    3. Ok as long as you remain funny