Sunday, March 5, 2017

I Turn To You to Army Dad Surprises Son at School 
A lover is reunited with a kiss 
A father is reunited with a son 


I Turn To You (Shakespearean sonnet) 

I turn to you when beauty calls to me
From fields upon another sunny day
Where fancies frolic ever Joyfully
And time is moment memories away
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I turn to you at blossoming of tune
A splendor which began a dream ago
A kiss which ever scribed into the moon
Our melody and meaning in our glow
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Return to me those secret searching eyes
The endless sparks of marvel in your smile
My vision of forever you comprise
So grace me with your everlasting while
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I turn to you the source of Joy’s abyss
Return to me this one more longed for kiss 


A lover's requests returns in this Shakespearean sonnet.  A simple love song (sonnet). There is only one small touch of cleverness to it. In the first two quatrains the speaker turns to his beloved for the magic of a moment. In the third quatrain seeks a return. In the rhyming couplet the two idea (I turn and Return) are brought together as we learn the purpose of it all is revealed. 

People are going to laugh at me. When I first dated Arlene, I worked in a candy store. Arlene's favorite candy was red licorice. I found this out by her kisses. Her kisses were better when I brought her the right candy. And so it was for all things. It is no secret that I'm a sucker for a kiss. I am also a leg man. Arlene had great legs. Throw in her beauty and all the other wonders which were Arlene, she had her puppy well trained. It started out with candy and kisses. As time went on, Arlene's wordless hints and rewards grew to encompass more and more of a realm of pleasures. I, on my end, became motivated to learn a language that had no words. The magic worked both ways. As I admired Arlene's wonders, beyond words, (and she knew it) the better it all got. And the greatest of all was a kiss. I can hear the laughs, but I was the biggest winner.

Humans and communications... First we foreign languages.  Then We have one language. When we see the word "read", is it pronounced "red" or "reed"? When we hear the someone say the word "to". did they mean "to"."too" or "two"? Then there is that plethora of words that we out and out don't understand. Into this mix is the world of wordless communication. When someone is giving us "the eye", are they admiring us, staring in our direction or something else? In the realm of relationships these wordless communications can be realms of their own. Realms of endless wonder. In the story we have a nut whose wife has the power to make her happy without using words. In life we have couples, people who can communicate with their partner worlds without words. A look, a sign, a gesture, and on and on. For those of us who have touched upon this wordless realm know that we can have a private exchange in the midst of outward mumble jumble. See that special something in those eyes? It is the wordless call to Enjoy.


To help guide us there: Mandalay "Beautiful" 

Let's bring a father and a son together 


Graduating high school senior Nicolas Schott rose to speak about the important of honoring military families at his own commencement ceremony in Goose Creek, South Carolina. He had no idea his father, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jamie Schott, had returned from overseas and was watching him from the side of the stage. A principal, of studio C, calls together a special assembly to witness the long overdue reuniting of a son and a father, who was away serving his country. 
The event doesn't go exactly as planned. "Army Dad Surprises Son at School" 


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Sometimes the things that are felt the most 
are expressed between two souls over the 
distance and over time...where no words abide. 
 C. JoyBell C 


32 comments:

  1. I can relate how the father must have felt as I await reunions with my offsprings. I have tried every concievalbe way to get back together but it is their decision at the end of the day, so patiently await "Their Reurn". Great poem Martin.
    Yvonne.

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    1. My best hopes are with you. "There will come a day..."
      Thank you for your kind support.

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  2. All it takes is a little gesture indeed when one knows you so well. The cat loves to make fun of language as it can be taken 50 different ways many a time.

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    1. I'm glad you brought up the cat (pet) subject. There is a whole world of wordless communications.
      Thank you

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  3. There is so much communication going on - much of which we ignore or misconstrue. Listening to the wordless languages is as important as it is everywhere else.

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    1. Wow! What an observation.
      Thank you so much for opening our eyes

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  4. What a beautiful poem, I loved "Return to me those secret searching eyes
    The endless sparks of marvel in your smile" especially. I think it's wonderful you two connected so beautifully.

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    1. Thank you for connecting with this wonderful comment

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  5. It takes such a lot of faith to turn to another human being.....so much joy when two can connect in love!

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    1. You said it, Mary ...and the connection is wonderful.
      Thank you for all your support

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  6. "A kiss which ever scribed into the moon our melody and meaning in our glow", and "sparks of marvel in your smile". I am captured by both. Your poem is lovely. Some marriages settle into wordless communication...like donning cushioned slippers after a day of standing. Sigh. There are some perks in growing older!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful realities. Aging does indeed have its perks.

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  7. This is a really beautifully written sonnet, Martin!

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  8. Never had red licorice.
    A leg man you are, you like to see good shaped legs :) So short skirts were a must and know doubt still are.

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    1. Yes. I like short skirts. But you ladies with great legs know how to show them off, no matter the length of the dress.
      Thank you for this moment.

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  9. I love any beautiful sonnet such as this...

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  10. A most gorgeously penned sonnet!❤️

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  11. Its amazing how much the look in ones eye or facial expression can speak louder than any language.
    Lisa

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    1. Especially among friends and lovers.
      Thank you for all your support

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  12. Body language communicates a lot too. And the stuff that remains unsaid. Great sonnet as usual.

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    1. And each individual adds their own accent to the silent communication.
      Thank you for calling attention to this wonder.

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  13. What a marvellous man you are, picking up such subtle hints and signals, she's the lucky one *grin*

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    1. Thank you for the compliment
      Good of you to drop in

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  14. I truly, really, liked this sonnet.

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    1. So happy you enjoyed
      Thank you for following me

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  15. Wonderful sonnet Martin! And a leg man knows what he sees (especially when accompanied with a captivating gait)

    Hank

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, Hank.
      Yes, captivating gaits captures my gaits

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