Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Meeting to The Danger of Running Into Friends 
Two lovers - A strange meeting 
A group of friends - A strange meeting 


The Meeting (English sonnet) 

Another night another dream fulfilled
Another door is opened once concealed
A world of possibilities revealed
Another doubting heart is gently stilled
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One chance one glance one thought that would not yield
One wonders while and why the rest are thrilled
What would remain when all of this is stilled
One hope for all forgotten in the field
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And once again they meet along a sea
Which one its start before the care to know
The shadows which another hid away
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Another day now greets eternity
One chance before it too must lose its glow
To leave another one for its display 


Word play ties up a mystery in this English sonnet. Notice how each quatrain is dominated by a word (Another and One). Also notice that the words are repeated in the first line of their respective quatrain. The words are hidden in the first triplet. They take their places in the second triplet and are joined in the last line. In a lot of was these words represent the couple. A final thought: In the last stanza, is it the couple that meets or something else? 

One night Arlene and I were celebrating something. It must have been something big, because we had dinner at the Moonraker at Rockaway Beach, Pacifica. A great restaurant, with an unbelievable scenic view of the Pacific Ocean. We were lucky to get a table right by a window.  The Moonraker is perfect for romantic dinners. After dinner, Arlene and I went across the street to Nick's of Rockaway, a small dance lounge with live music. A salsa band was playing. Arlene and I were in luck. Now here's why I'm telling this story. Arlene and I decided to take a walk along the beach. A heavy fog had rolled in. On the beach were two lovers, Arlene and me, with the music from Nick's playing in the distance. In the fog were the shadows of other lovers. It was a reflection from the Moonraker or Nick's playing on the fog. At the time Arlene and I didn't analyse the shadows. We just took in the experience.  

Life is a wonder. If we stop to analyse it or simply take it in. In its complexity, life is a marvel. In providing opportunities for fantasies, life is a marvel. But think about it. Life doesn't need us to be spectacular, to be wonder-filled. Life doesn't need scientists to be what it is. We are part of life. We have our own life. No greater or less. (Another of life's mysteries.) Don't "try" to understand it. Don't "try" to figure it out. Just glow in your wonder and enjoy. 


And while we're enjoying, let's enjoy: Sine "Dreamin" 

Have we ever bumped into friends unexpectedly 


Friendship not only makes us happier but contributes to our health. The renowned Harvard Medical School Nurses’ Health Study found out that, a woman with more friends was less likely to develop physical impairments as she grew old and was more likely to live a joyful life. Ah friends. We all have them. And we have all bumped into them unexpectedly. What about bumping two friends? What about three? What about bumping into all of our friends? This happened to a member of College Humor. Why? 
Was it his birthday? Nope. "The Danger of Running Into Friends" 


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Love has reasons 
which reason cannot understand. 
Blaise Pascal

14 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree more!! Enjoy every minute of life as it happens. Live in the past only for those fond and happy memories of what life brings us. Thanks for another enjoyable read.

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  2. I like the concept of 'skimming', a quick look across the broadest horizon. The images you then perceive can lead you to the most interesting of things...

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    1. For an artist, like yourself, it can thrill the imagination.
      Thank you

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  3. Wow, that last line is really grabbing the mind to ponder on! Great post Martin!

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    1. So good to see you again.
      Glad the sonnet took you away.
      Thank you

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  4. If we keep our eyes, heart and mind open the wonders are endless.

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    1. I so second that. Life is a wonder.
      Thank you

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  5. What a wonderful poem and wonderful thoughts on romance...

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    1. I am so honored you liked them.
      Thank you

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  6. Have to keep the wonder alive indeed, life is way more fun that way.

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    1. Coming from an expert.
      Thank you for your affirmation

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  7. Wonderful sonnet and write up on the night and living in the moment. Thank you for sharing your moments...bkm

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    1. Thank you for your kind compliments.
      I'm so happy that you enjoyed

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