Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Turning to the Sunset to Yoda sings "Seagulls" 
A couple's song fades into sunset 
A Jedi's song marks a new dawn 


Turning to the Sunset (round) 

So funny now the day’s gone by
I sit beside my widow view
And all the flowers born anew
Within reflection there I sigh
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Once gallant knight a damsel woo
The dance that never had an end
A romance shared would never bend
The twilight’s mist the morning’s dew
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Such mem’ries force me to attend
The truth of things that we had done
A couple whom oft ballads song
And through it all you were my friend
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Of you I rise up to the sun
Another card still left to play
To take me back to yesterday
Just one more time perhaps then done
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The sun is ebbing past the day
I rise to find the reason why
Alone I go for you I try
I love you dear my acts will say
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I knew them and they passed this way 


A timeless tale of love is lost forever in this round. A round is a poem that has no beginning or end.  In this round the rhymes of lines 2 and 3 rhyme with lines 1 and 4 of the next stanza. The last stanza leads back to the first. The poem doesn't mention what went wrong. At the height of the poem (stanza 3), notice the rhyme in line 2 and 3 is off. This is almost unnoticeable. Maybe that's where the problem started. 

It was years later. Discos had been closed for some time now. The disco stars (Arlene and I) were now parents. In our disco days there was the Crew (a group of friends who hung together). In the Crew were our hair stylists, Ed and his partner Sherrie. One Sunday evening, Ed wanted to come over to see Arlene and I. It had been a while since we had seen each other and he wanted to meet the family. Ed had become quite successful and now owned a hair salon of his own. As we talked about all that brought us here, Ed went back to the disco days. Through a series of "remember whens", he brought those days back to life. Here we were, almost 10 years later, preparing for another night out on the town (in our mind). It was fun. Then it dawns on Arlene and I, though we didn't say anything to Ed, where's Sherrie (his partner)? It turns out Ed and Sherrie were no longer together. No one knew why. Ed was for others a valued key to the good old days, enriched by the tales of a hair salon. Ed would come back every now and then to take us back. 

We must be careful not to be trapped in cycles. Cycles are repetitions that require little to no thought, like brushing  our teeth, writing our name, walking and things like that.The human brain stores things we tend to do so that it can be done unconsciously in order to free the mind for other things. Ordinarily this can be a useful benefit. It is a function of the brain to establish patterns. When this may become a warning sign is when we do the same things over and over again: like eating at the same restaurant, seeing the same kind of movies, "doing the same old thing this weekend" and things like that. Do we really like these "things" or is the brain doing what comes naturally to it? Interesting riddle. Riddle. because the brain can be programmed to want to do unfamiliar things. The unfamiliar becomes the norm. Still, this is a cycle. In all cycles who or what is in control? Are we growing? Are we (not the brain) happy? Be aware. Take a breath. Enjoy. 


There is one cycle I will not fight = romance: Marisi "Cantoma"  

All Yoda fans raise your hands or wings 


Grand Jedi Master Yoda is among the oldest and most powerful known Jedi Masters in the Star Wars universe. Series creator George Lucas opted to have many details of the character's life history remain unknown. Since Grand Jedi Master Yoda's history is so unknown, the folks at Bad Lip Reading suggested that he might have been a singer. 
If Grand Jedi Master Yoda was a singer he might have maybe perhaps sounded like this. "'SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now); -- A Bad Lip Reading of The Empire Strikes Back" 



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Then we got into a labyrinth, and, 
when we thought we were at the end,
came out again at the beginning, 
having still to see as much as ever
Plato


22 comments:

  1. Living on the South Coast here in the UK we get many sea gulls daily.
    Your wonderful poem reflects my daily life.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you for the warm words and the insights

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  2. As long as one is happy, truly happy, nothing wrong with such a cycle. But if it is just the brain saying they are, then one needs to break free. Can be a sticky situation to figure out for many though.

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    1. Well said, my friend
      Thank you for restating with fresh words

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  3. Its easy to get stuck in the rut of routine. Sometimes its a good thing but sometimes its unhealthy to our imagination.
    Lisa

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    1. Good points. This coming from Lisa
      Thank you

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  4. I am largely a creature of routine. Comforting, comfortable routine. And keep an eye out for the wonders which exist outside it.

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    1. Are you a creature of routine, our allowing your brain to take care of things so you can imagine?
      Thank you

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  5. That is a lovely thought to be aware and take a breath. Life can go so quickly... The poem is lovely as well.

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  6. What an interesting form Martin--I have not run across it before--I think it really works well in this piece

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    1. I can feel your mind working
      Thank you for your compliment

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  7. A challenge of a form and one I will try sometime ~ Routines are fine but sometimes we must break it and stretch ourselves too ~

    Enjoyed your post Martin ~ Thanks for your comments ~ Have you ever thought of joining a poetry community ??

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    1. I believe you got it.
      Thank you for the praise
      My pleasure following you
      I was more active, but I'm slowing down

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  8. I think we as humans are creatures of habit and sometimes habits need to be broken to truly experience the gifts of life. Routines give order when you work many hours a week. On the weekend I like to break free and try something new even if it is something simple.

    You are a man of wisdom, but sometimes things are easier said than done in life. Just pondering Martin.

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    1. Routines can be good and sometimes hampering
      Here's a challenge - Do the best you can
      Thank you for your kind words and support

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  9. I so enjoyed reading your round.........that tender look back, always with love.......sigh.

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    1. Thank you. So happy you enjoyed the post
      as I have enjoyed your posts

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  10. There is much wisdom here Martin. And the brain is one tricking world within. The cycles played over and over again- do we dance the same dance or should go off course and learn to sing a different song...bkm

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    1. So well and poetically expressed
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this theme

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  11. We must be careful not to be trapped in cycles.
    Cycles are repetitions that require little to no thought

    That probably is the reason why one gets into a rut. Those are moments of loss often despair if taken to extremes. May even end up with a Writer's Block!

    Hank

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    1. It might be...
      Thank you for your consideration

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