Sunday, May 28, 2017

Grand Lovers to James's New Girlfriend 
These grand lovers were a bit different 
Jame's new girlfriend is a bit different 


Grand Lovers (Shakespearean sonnet) 

If never two were meant to be as one
Defying reason strangely making sense
The stars set omens there before the sun
Proceed young lovers at your own expense
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Each day brought opportunity to stray
A chance to cut in deeper to our wound
Poor reasoning to once again betray
This boiling pot of passion oft retuned
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Yet in the friction of this human mess
Igniting hope that others crave apply
Imagining such passion without stress
The hidden show would only make them cry.
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There never were two lovers such as we
For them the story ended happily


Two lovers, a dream was formed out of the confusion of this Shakespearean sonnet. If this "love" sonnet seems to be a bit quirky then perfect. The reader should feel somewhat confused at the onset of this sonnet. As the tale continues some sense starts or seems to take shape. Then comes the rhyming couplet. The "we" becomes "them". The "never" introduced at the beginning of the sonnet forms a different connotation. 

We didn't know it way back then or we simply were unaware (didn't care). Arlene and I were quite different from each other. But two madly in love teenagers could hardly see that they were incompatible. Me not being able to dance and the importance of dancing to Arlene should have been a clue. I'm sure that there were many other things, but they weren't as important as being together. One would think that when we moved in together, Arlene and my differences would become more evident. Our first apartment was a "palace in the sky". It was on Twin Peaks overlooking San Francisco. A lovers' dream. It was magic. Arlene would take us to astrologers and fortune tellers, who all warned us we were incompatible. We just laughed it all off. Then Arlene's father died. We moved close to Arlene's mom, to take care of her. It was then reality hit us. We were very different from each other. When did we change so much or was it that we didn't truly see? The food we liked, the music, the clothes.the way we behaved, everything. Fights (shouting) were not uncommon. Silence was our best friend. It got worse. We were dangling on our wedding vow. Then we made our escape from that apartment. The disco era came along. Arlene and I decided to build, to try and build on our differences rather than letting them tear us apart. The dances, the parties, the lifestyle made this experiment a little easier. Arlene and I were different, to the point of incompatibility, yet there was power in this. We saw and took in the world so differently that together it gave us an amazingly broad view point. Not only that but it kept Arlene always fresh to me. Our differences became our strength.

Let's consider relationships and remember I am not a therapist. People are different. Besides the many studies, what brings couples together is a mystery. The laws of attraction are the matters of two individuals' hearts. It could be looks, behavior, memories, moments or any number and combination of things. To make matters more complicated, there is change. Everything changes. We change. Relationships change, hopefully for the positive. It is important, in a relationship to allow, to expect the other person to grow. Hopefully we can be a source of that growth. It is important to take the time we have together to make moments; Grand and wonderful moments. There may come a time when these moments will be our strength. Relationships encompass that someone special or family and friends (and there is more), all reasons to Enjoy.


Back to the land of lovers: Hugo Montenegro "Amor de MaƱana" 

Talk about the laws of attraction 


Evolutionary biologists say that it’s better to be average looking, as average features advertise better reproductive health and more diverse set of genes. James Corden, of "The Late Late Show with James Corden", take exception to this. James has a new girlfriend. 
James introduces Emma at a dinner party hosted by Billy Crudup and Kristen Schaal. "James's New Girlfriend Is the 'Alien' Xenomorph w/ Billy Crudup & Kristen Schaal" 


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30 comments:

  1. This poem IS perfect, the message comes across very evident and it was a joy to read. Thanks for sharing Martin.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you for the warm compliment.
      I'm glad it brought you joy.

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  2. Hello, another wonderful poem. My hubby and I are as different as night and day. Some how it works. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you for the affirmation, the mysteries of life really work.
      Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy

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  3. My husband is a realist, I'm a dreamer, smooth it isn't, nor has it been, but finding the strength through our weakness has resulted in 28 years of the pleasures and pain of love... May it continue to stay interesting *grin*

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    1. Sounds to me like a perfect compliment.
      Thank you for adding and sharing this wonderful insight.
      To an everlasting joy

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  4. Relationships sure take two willing to stay with it and ignore the little crap. Whatever makes two stick, hard work and enjoyment is the trick.

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    1. Work is certainly a key.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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  5. The touch of confusion works just right. Most relationships tend to be a bit (or a lot) wild, particularly at the beginning.

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    1. Confusion or mystery? Sounds to me that you had a bit of experience.
      Thank you for chiming in.

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  6. I adored your transgressive opening quartet of lines!
    So much here. finding a new post by you is like finding a treasure chest.
    Your experiences, attitudes, personality, talents are the treasure therein (and Arlene, of course shining)

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    1. Wow. You got an egotist blushing.
      Thank you for that enthusiastic and warm compliment.

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  7. Two failed marriages, I have yet to figure things out I guess. And unwilling to try again at my age. You write so beautifully, it is a pleasure to visit. On another subject, I think you might enjoy a film I saw yesterday "The Lovers."

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    1. Sorry they didn't work out. Hopefully you have some good moments for it all.
      Thank you. I'm glad to have brought you some joy.
      Will check out "The Lovers"

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    2. ~~ three sons and a daughter + two grandchildren!! Yes, many awesome memories with more to come I'm certain.

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    3. Oh, You're a positive person.
      Enjoy the dream...

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  8. Love often defies analysis. Which makes it better rather than worse.

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    1. Good thought you shared
      Thank you for one more wonder

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  9. What a wonderful poem. How beautiful that your differences strengthened your love.

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    1. Thank you for all of your sweet support.

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  10. Thanks for another interesting post, Martin. Loved your sonnet ... if only all love ended in happily-ever-after. I concur with your thoughts on incompatibility. My husband and I are very different, though over the course of a half century we became a lot more similar than we could have imagined. A sense of humor and a short memory help a lot.~lol~

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    1. You're welcome. Appreciate knowing you enjoyed.
      Thank you for sharing this special insight about you.
      Enjoy your love

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  11. Maybe incompatibility is something that's something we see despite a perfect match inside.. humans are so complex and we tend to focus on differences... but for sure it's said that opposite attracts. A wonderful sonnet.

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    1. An excellent and valuable observation.
      Thank you for leaving us something to excite our delight.

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  12. Loved the opening...enjoyed reading the full post!

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    1. Happy that you enjoyed
      Thank you for the fine poetry you compose

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  13. I been reading your posts and sensed that you both were different but i think this is not what parts the couple .
    this is lack of understanding and patience actually[that is what i think]
    we both are not same in nature and habits but our understanding makes it work for us.
    beautiful video

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    1. Understanding... quite right. It was learning to understand that gave us the gift we enjoyed, (Is there a greater clue here?)
      Thank you for sharing this message.

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  14. Hi Martin--I love when love works out! You have nailed this sonnet!

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