Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Love For Today to Slam Poetry Popcorn 
A poem of love 
A poem of love of popcorn 


Love For Today (sonnet) 

Let's paint a love to last us for today
With moonbeams and rainbows setting the mood
Mid showers of flowers dreams are debuted
As lesser cares are skipping all away
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Let's follow our hearts in all we now do
Forever’s tomorrows await us there
Mid oceans of notions passions we share
As all which is ours drifts into our view
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So precious these moments we have in sight
With torrents of tumult to test our light
As sadness for gladness awaits some blight
So let’s bless today a gift of delight
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Let's seal our resolve by sharing a kiss
As everything else will bloom dreams of this 


A lover's song is a bit more than this sonnet. First notice the rhyme within rhymes in the third line of each quatrain. A bit more subtle: The first two stanzas start with the word "Let's".  The word is hidden (teasingly) in the third stanza. To add to the tease, the  rhyme pattern changes. "Let's" again takes its dominant place as the sonnet ends. Question: was all of this just to get a kiss? 

Some of the guys may kill me for sharing this. Every now and again, Arlene would dazzle me with kisses. I loved it, but it was hard to function. It was so fantastic that if I was cooking Arlene would have to remind me of this or that. I didn't mind. I'm a kissing fool. A drunk has his alcohol. A drug addict has his drugs. Martin has his kisses. Sometimes Arlene used this handicap when she thought she was in trouble, like when she ran up the bills. I guess I might have been furious. ...but those kisses. When the affect of the kisses wore off, whatever the problem was didn't seem to matter. On the positive side, Arlene also used kisses to relieve problems and stresses I was going through. Sometimes I got these flurry of kisses just because. 

Say what we want about Arlene, me, the kisses, the silliness of the whole matter, the bottom line is I was kept positive. How many times has someone done something to set us off? Don't feel bad. We are biological beings. We are reacting to chemicals in our brain cells (caused by an event). Do not leave things at that, There is something we can do. Adopt a positive life style (or as positive as we care to live). Positive is defined by us. There is positive all around us. Observe. Learn. There is only one person we can absolutely change, that we can expect to change, that is us. A funny thing about life, from my experience, is that we tend to attract people like us and leave behind what we used to be. Those chemical reactions in our brain? We can change them. We are in charge. It all starts here. Believe in ourselves. Know that we can. And above al Enjoy.  


Back to that lovesick puppy in the sonnet:  Arno Elias "Amor Amor" 


A poem of a different flavor 


Archaeologists have discovered that people have known about popcorn for thousands of years. In Mexico, for example, they’ve found remnants of popcorn that dates to around 3600 BC.  Gregg, of You Suck At Cooking, not only shows us how to pop corn, he wrote a poem about it. 
It is guarenteed that we won't learn anything. And that's something. "Slam Poetry Popcorn - You Suck at Cooking (episode 55)" 


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The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, 
but its echo lasts a great deal longer. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

24 comments:

  1. Most wonderful poem to read and reflect upon.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Hello, lovely poem and quote. Thanks for sharing. ENJOY YOUR DAY!

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    1. Happy you enjoyed your visit here.
      Thank you and enjoy the best

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  3. Ahhhh the power of a kiss.
    Lisa

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    1. ...another kiss lover...
      Careful but enjoy
      Thank you

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  4. We can change indeed. The only ones who can truly make us annoyed or set us off is us. We are in charge of how we react.

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    1. So true, So true.
      Thank you for everything

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  5. Great poem. I have just recently heard slam poetry for the first time. When read aloud it really gives a whole new perspective.

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    1. I'm sure you had a good time.
      Thank you as always

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  6. As always, I enjoy the notes afterwards as much as the poem. Loved this, Martin.

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    1. Thank you. Your input is very valuable to me.

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  7. I agree. We are the only ones we can change - but we can light a beacon for others to see.

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    1. We share in this vision. Be the light.
      Thank you and shine on

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  8. What a sweet poem and tender thoughts about kisses. I very much enjoyed the poem and your thoughts.

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    1. Such a tender words of praise
      glad you enjoyed
      Thank you

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  9. Kisses, one way of getting around you it seems :)

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    1. Yes. Throw logic out the window
      Thank youi for stopping by

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  10. Ah, Arlene knew your weak points or perhaps that would be your strong points and brought you joy with her sweet kisses. You have lips that have been kissed with love.

    Like minds will find each other, light attracts light...

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    1. Yes. It seemed Arlene and I were a match extraordinaire.
      Thank you for dropping in

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  11. Painting moonbeams and rainbows - love indeed :-)

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    1. You've touched it!
      Thank you and dream on

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  12. Those chemical reactions in our brain?
    We can change them. We are in charge.

    Absolutely Martin! It is a matter of making inroads into one's sub-conscious

    Hank

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    1. Go get 'em, Hank!
      Thank you for those great posts

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