Saturday, March 25, 2017

Drifting Daisies to S is for Songs with Sia 
A celebration of spring with daises 
A celebration of S with Sia and Sesame Street 


Drifting Daisies (Poem)

Drifting daisies never dally
Lingering within love’s alley
Carefree couples there will sally
Holding hands as years of yore
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Whispered wishes of tomorrow
Far away from fears and sorrow
Secrets from a daisy borrow
Holding hands that yearn for more
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Daring dreams that do come true
Soulful stars that show the way
Dazzled by how daisies play
Drifting toward our rendezvous
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Happy heart that hold a notion
Casting kisses cause commotion
On a daisy’s dancing motion
Holding hands as dreams explore
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Mystic music springs of wonder
Longing lovers set a sunder
Bed which daisies soon fell under
Holding hands as passions sore
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Daring dreams they do display
Draped in fragrant flowers’ dew
Darling daises shade their view
Drifting through another day
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Drifting daisies did surrender
To a time which turned so tender
Memories which would not end their
Holding hands and youth restore 


Celebrating the return of spring two daisies drift off once more in this poem. This playful poem permeates with Word Wizardry.Word Wizardry is the use of words in a playful way. In this poem the play is the use of word sounds: Like the "D" in "Drifting daisies never dally." 

In the Victorian era, 1837 - 1901, every flower was symbolic. Daisies represented purity and innocence. If a gentleman fancied someone and that interest was reciprocated with a bouquet of daisies. It meant that the gentleman thought the lady were wonderful. It would also imply the gentleman was interested in courting and pursuing a relationship. Arlene and I pursued our relationship after that first kiss, many, many years ago. As a celebration and remembrance of those early days, Arlene and I would occasionally reenact those early days. We would stroll, hand in hand, down some old, familiar streets and paths. I walked Arlene home from school decades after she graduated. We shared a single ice cream cone. We would. just for fun sneak a kiss in doorways (and other hiding places) like teenagers. We had a special tree by Stow Lake, where we used to go canoeing. Arlene and I would carried on whenever the mood struck us. The mood struck us heavily in spring and summer. 

We cannot go backward in time. We cannot relive a moment. In truth the past is seasoned with our feelings about the moment. There is nothing wrong with revisiting something or someplace we enjoyed. We wouldn't think twice about going back to a restaurant we liked. But walking a girl (a wife) home (to her parent's house) from school some 30 years latter... It's okay for teenage lovers to hold hands or any couple, regardless of age, to hold hands in a park, or in some out of the way place. But adults holding hands in the street, or even in a mall, may call some attention. It takes something more to drown these eyes, whispers out. To love someone so much that the world doesn't matter. To love someone so much that the rest of the world says aw. For that matter, do we like roller skating, swinging on a swing, riding on a carousel or any number of things we believe we've gotten too old for. When? How? We only live once. (Remember the golden rule - Do not do anything that hurts anybody or anything.) We cannot go backward in time. Is there anything wrong with celebrating a moment? While we toast to the wonders of our life, Enjoy.


How about a love song: Marc Anthony "My Baby You" 

In the A B C of life let's skip to S 


Sesame Street was conceived in 1966 during discussions between television producer Joan Ganz Cooney and Carnegie Foundation vice president Lloyd Morrisett. Their goal was to create a children's television show that would "master the addictive qualities of television and do something good with them", such as helping young children prepare for school. From time to time celebrities come on the show and join the cast.The latest big celebrity to visit Sesame Street was Sia. 
Let's join Sia as she celebrates the letter S. "Sesame Street: S is for Songs with Sia" 

If you enjoyed this video press this link to Sesame Street: Oscar ft. Macklemore

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In this world, it is too common for people 
to search for someone to lose themselves in. 
But I am already lost. I will look for someone 
to find myself in.
C. JoyBell C.


24 comments:

  1. A wonderful poem Martin,and such a joy to read. Thanks for sharing.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you also. So happy that this brought you enjoyment.

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  2. Everytime we are near a park, I have to run to the slide or swings. I never want to outgrow the child in me. Me and Nick hold hands in public sometimes and a little sqeeze hug at random. My mind often travels back 30 years ago (to be exact) to teenage lover memories but choose to leave it in the past.
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much, It's good to know I'm not the only crazy one out there. We didn't go back to "Red Rock" either. Keep that magic alive.

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  3. Your fine words and thoughts touch me. From the first line I admired your work.

    "We cannot go backward in time. Is there anything wrong with celebrating a moment? While we toast to the wonders of our life, Enjoy."

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    1. There must be a little drifting daisy in you.
      Thank you for the smiles

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  4. Nothing wrong with holding hands no matter the age, if one enjoys things, play away.

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  5. There is nothing wrong with revisiting
    something or someplace we enjoyed. We
    wouldn't think twice about going back
    to a restaurant we liked

    There is a lot of truth in this, Martin. It may just be an ordinary place but holds pleasant memories! It makes the heart feel young!

    Hank

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    1. Thank you. It is comforting that someone understands and agrees.

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  6. Making time for fun and celebrations is a wonderful idea.

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    1. Thank you. Echoed from one experienced.

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  7. It's a pity that the tradition of flowers a day isn't carried onto today.
    Nice poem.

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    1. I'm one for customs too. I think they're fun.
      Thank you

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  8. Hello, I enjoy revisiting the past. Mostly to remember a happy time or place. I would love to find a field of daisies to walk thru! Lovely poem and quote! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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    1. One more dreamer to assure me that I'm not crazy. Thank you
      Mayall your dreams come true.

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  9. I savored the poem; loved the play on words and play with words, the pace and rhythm was a joy. How wonderful that you and Arlene can revisit those long ago times, nurturing your love, no doubt. A visit to your blog is such a pleasant moment in time!

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    1. Wow! You really liked... I'm so happy. Thank you.
      I appreciate you visits and the comments.

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  10. While reading your lovely post my lips were smiling and eyes were pouring.
    This dare meant more than a life for lovers who do not care what other will think if they express their love by holding hand simply.
    I am becoming a fan of your wonderful beautiful stories about your darling wife .
    You have a Precious Heart friend

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    1. So heartwarming to know this touched you.
      "Lovers are very special people"
      Bless you for all of your thoughts.
      Thank you

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  11. How sweet the poem is and the thoughts as well. I love to hold hands with Alex. Definitely the past can be a beautiful place to revisit.

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    1. Someone who draws such magical eyes, holding habds and revisting the past - how romantic.
      Thank you

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  12. This is a pleasant read. I especially like the second stanza.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment.
      ...now let us dream on.

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