Saturday, April 22, 2017

They danced to Every Romantic Comedy Ever 
These lovers danced through their life 
These lovers laughed through their life 


They Danced (English sonnet) 

The lights were slowly setting as they dance
Another part of song they didn’t know
They lived and loved amid each other’s glow
Within each turn they shared a new romance
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And as they danced what wonders they would sew
Upon two souls adrift who chanced a glance
This song of love surrender to its trance
And come to know why love has blessed them so
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They danced while life threw troubles in their way
They danced through times when others would have cried
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Was ever such a reason for the day
To be like them the other dreamers sighed
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And as they danced those lights seem far away
And as they danced within his arms she died


These lovers' dance made a memory and an English sonnet. This sonnet uses the two quatrains, three couplet style. As most English sonnets this one is divided into two parts. The first part (the quatrains) presents an overview of two aging lovers enjoying (dancing) life.  The couplets (the second part) is supposed to make us feel as if everything is sped up. Switching from four line to two lines helps facilitate this. Then, from out of nowhere, this happens. 

Arlene and I had a pretty good and success time as parents. This pretty much ended when our son, Peter, went off to college. His sister, Robin, was still living with us, here at home. But she was going to school and working. Plus Robin and Peter had a very special relationship. That was all over now. Robin was too busy to realize what was happening. I seemed to take it all the hardest. Two days into my depression, Arlene  put a piece of paper on the dining table. She had been busy entering us into a big dance competition. Although Arlene and I danced occasionally and danced around the house, we hadn't done any serious dancing since our disco days. Arlene had entered us into three categories: Waltz, Cha cha cha and Free style. We had to practice. And practice we did.  We even had a friend, from our disco days, who opened a dance studio, not farr from the house. He helped us. When the days of the competition arrived, Arlene and I had passed all three auditions. That, in itself, was pretty impressive. That was as far as we got. We were eliminated in the first round. I noticed dance had evolved a get deal since Arlene and I ruled the dance floor. I also noticed Arlene and I had aged. On the positive side: All that practicing took my mind away from the sadness. Plus all that practice dancing prepared us for the big party days just ahead.

Bad things happen to all of us. Sometimes, in times of troubles, it it helpful to take our mind away from the troubles, a diversion, something to clear our mind. A breath of fresh air. Let me make it clear: We are not, we don't want to run away or ignore our troubles. We are look for a fresh perspective. I believe we have the answers to our challenges within us, or at least know where to find help. Sometimes troubles make it hard to see clearly. Sometimes troubles confuse us to make the wrong decisions. Sometimes troubles take control of us. Step back (for a moment). Be confident the true answer is within us. We are all wonders. Be confident in how special we are. Know that there is no trouble that we can't overcome (one way or another) and Enjoy.



Remember that First Dance: Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud" 

Romance doesn't have to be serious 


The romantic comedy film "Pretty Woman" was originally darker. The original script for the film, titled “3000”, written by J.F. Lawton was not a love story and didn’t have a happy ending. Instead of a rom-com about finding love, it was a story of two damaged individuals who spent a week together than ended in tears and no balcony reunion. If that wasn't confusing enough,  Ian Hecox and Daniel A Padilla. of Smosh, put together the most memorable scenes of rom-coms.
Don't remember these scenes? Neither does anyone else. "EVERY ROMANTIC COMEDY EVER" 


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The gifts of lovers to one another are, in respect to love, 
nothing but forms; yet, they testify to invisible love. 
Rumi


24 comments:

  1. I met my hubby at a dance and knew he was the one for me.
    We married a few years later and duly had our three children who were our pride and joy. What has happened to the family now is sad .
    Loved the poem and music to match.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you for sharing this precious memory. I'm happy to have brought you some joy.

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  2. Sometimes we do have to step back, get a new perspective and then tackle those troubles until the next one comes along.

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  3. What a wonderful and poignant poem. I'm glad you and Arlene shared dance and so much love.

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  4. Some problems don't have a solution. Dwelling on them doesn't make them any better, or easier to deal with.
    Walking (dancing) away is sometimes the very best distraction and option.

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    1. A problem without a solution...? I'll take your word for it.
      Thank you for your considerations.

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  5. One could say that one way or another we all dance through life - through joys and sorrows - and we never really know when we are dancing when it will be our final dance. (Your ending made me sad...and reflective...)

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    1. It is nice to have touched one another.
      Thank you for your reflective comment.

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  6. Always good to have something else to do in times of trouble, for those that do have troubles. People can loose themselves if they let themselves get lost in a hobby or whatever.

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    1. Thank you for providing us this something more to think upon

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  7. The last line is a wonderful conclusion to this dance

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. (Enjoy your site)

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  8. Be confident in how special we are.
    Know that there is no trouble that
    we can't overcome (one way or another)

    Very true Martin, nothing that cannot be overcome. One would just have to face up to it. And dancing certainly helps forget some of the distractions more so in the the days of long practices!

    Hank

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    1. Hank, So good to hear from you. You certainly have been inspired.
      Thank you for your thoughts

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  9. I love this poem. I can see the flushed and smiling dancers, swirling around the dance floor. I love, too, that Arlene knew a good way to cheer you up with the changes in your life, by focusing on dancing for a while. It was an accomplishment to get through the three auditions. You two must have been really good!

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    1. Thank you for the refreshing light of your thoughts and feelings. Arlene and I were pretty good dancers. This just wasn't our time.

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  10. Loved what you did with this sonnet. The visual images that you rendered with your words are stunning and really, really effective. You literally created movement within the piece. That is not an easy poetic feat. As always your post was a pleasure to visit!

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    1. That is quite a compliment and revue. Thank you.
      I'm happy you enjoyed.
      I enjoy your work too

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  11. There are short cuts to happiness. Dancing is one of them :)

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  12. Lovely sharing[like always!!!]

    i agree that on this earth within life no one is living a perfect pattern of life .
    an ideal and perfect life does't exist,it can be live only by living through our souls,when leaving all the physical troubles behind we take spiritual flight with each other and float over the world that seems far,tiny and illusion.
    i loved "Pretty woman" beautiful movie.
    3000 reminded me one more wonderful movie by Jody foster Ana and the kind .it also has no happy ending

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    1. Thank you for sharing with us your valuable thoughts.
      Happy endings is a life well lived.
      Be blessed

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