Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Sunset Scene to Romantic Cliches in Real Life 
Sunset sheds its light on lover true 
Real life brings love whole new view 


A Sunset Scene (Shakespearean sonnet) 

There as the last of sunset settles in
Two lovers once again begin their dance
A dream perchance an echo of romance
But for this kiss the stars begin to spin
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They share their flare with world left far below
Amazed they gaze at sight before their eyes
Which whirls and twirls with songs of lovers’ sighs
This window to a world they came to know
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Long after all the laughter did subside
The night’s delights would find them dancing there
Where Grace has placed them in her gentle care
Where dreams which stream from lovers now reside
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Who knew those lovers other lovers say
They were the evening of another day 


Sunset casts its light into memories in this Shakespearean sonnet. A little bit of fun comes to play in this sonnet. It begins in line 3 of the first quatrain. A rhyme within a rhyme. These rhymes get more pronounced as the sonnet goes on. As the sonnet goes on there should be some confusion who the "them", "their" and "they" refer to. 

Those days when Arlene and I were in charge of Lodge entertainment was truly magical. There were many things that marked our success. The ticket prices were very reasonable. The Lodge's treasury covered most of the expenses. We had a live dance band, who covered a broad variety of styles. Arlene and I listened to our guests. Through them, we learned how to make the parties better. The more we listened, the more people talked and the parties got better. The Lodge made Arlene and I young again. What also made us popular was our show of affection. Holding hands. Hugging. Looking at each other affectionately. Polite, little kisses. Nothing over the edge. Most of all, the dancing. Our guests loved to see us dance or join us on the dance floor. Arlene and I where reminders that it is alright for couples to show that they were in love regardless of their age. We were the right couple for the right time. What was an even bigger compliment was that other couples took our place and kept what Arlene and I had started and kept it alive and growing. From 50 years behind the times to ageless.

Let's take a look at agelessness. Age does take its toll on us, physically, but not so much mentally. Mentally, I have observed, it is society, rather than our minds, which ages us. The same society that said we couldn't kiss in public when we were teenagers, says we can't kiss in public when we are old. I admit, when I was young, I gave older couples a second look when they were hanging out in the "wrong places". What are those "wrong places" really? "Age has its privileges." One of those privileges is to be as young we feel. People will look at us. That is their right. (Rest assured, people will look at them for looking at us.) I believe that there is a borderline of social behavior that should not be crossed: like no sex in public.  With this in mind: Hold hands and kiss in the park. Dance where we like. Ride that skateboard. Show off our style at the arcade. We earned that right. Youth is still alive in us. We are; be the expression; the proof of agelessness. ...and there; and here forever Enjoy.


Take us away Barbara: Barbra Streisand "Somewhere" 

Let's take love down an insane lane 


The most popular theory about Valentine's Day origin is that Emperor Claudius II didn't want Roman men to marry during wartime. Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret weddings. For this, Valentine was jailed and executed. While in jail he wrote a note to the jailer's daughter signing it "from your Valentine". February 14 was chosen as the the day to celebrate Saint Valentine. Ryan Higa. of nigahiga, has his own way of celebrating Valentines Day. 
Here's a look at love from both sides. "Romantic Cliches in Real Life!" 


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There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, 
your talents, the creativity you bring to your 
life and the lives of the people you love. When 
you learn to tap this source, you will have 
truly defeated age.
Sophia Loren


24 comments:

  1. Yeah, society tries to set such boundaries, and we all give those looks, but the more it is done, the less the looks shall come. Only way to break it is to do it.

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    1. Thank you for throwing us that last idea. It's kinda of encouragement to be ageless.

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  2. "Long after all the laughter did subside
    The night’s delights would find them dancing there
    Where Grace has placed them in her gentle care
    Where dreams which stream from lovers now reside
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    Who knew those lovers other lovers say
    They were the evening of another day "


    GASP! May I quote you, Martin?

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    1. Yes, You may!
      Thank you for this great compliment

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  3. Age does take a toll but our minds are as creative and young as we want them. Great post today!

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    1. Thank you for the affirmation.
      So pleased you enjoyed the post.

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  4. What a lovely poem! I think it's wonderful that you've expressed your love (politely) through time.

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    1. Thank you. I glad that you found this enjoyable

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  5. I really love, love, love your attitude. I agree about age taking a toll on us physically but not mentally. And, damn, if one wants to hold hands or kiss in public let's not be hesitant.... Lovers of ANY age should be free to express themselves!

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    1. Love your attitude.
      ...and thank you, thank you, thank you for your warm compliment

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  6. The heart is ageless, it feels and loves. Why must that be contained to some sort of boundaries. True love knows no boundaries it just loves...

    another beautiful sonnet Martin..I am a hopeless romantic and your words always hit a chord.

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    1. Truly spoken.
      Thank you for your regards - one romantic to another
      May we dream on...

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  7. (So glad you linked today! Smiles.)

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  8. Love should never grow old.
    Lisa

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    1. Let us keep it young.
      Thank you for the sunshine

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  9. "They were the evening of another day"--I absolutely adore that line....and your post-script notes are delightful.....especially, "Youth is still alive in us." YES! Keep dancing, and kissing and showing the affection that you feel for your Love. You are lucky to have that shared love. Embrace it.

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    1. Thank you for your warm words and regards.
      So happy you found this enjoyable and shared your thoughts

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  10. Living by the coast here the sunset is a wonderful sight to see.
    This poem reflects that brauty. Thank you for sharing.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you. It makes me feel good to know this brought some pleasure.

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  11. Youth is still alive in us.
    We are; be the expression;
    the proof of agelessness.

    It is up to us really! We may not act our age on rare occasions but it is ok as long as we don't cross the line in blatant disregard!

    Hank

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    1. So right! I want to kiss my wife not shock others.
      Thank you for bringing this out.

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  12. I love the energy in this...love is truly ageless...

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    1. Thank you for the warm regards.
      Nice to see you here

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