Thursday, May 18, 2017

Love Will Lead Us to Illegal Move 
Lovers try to put a meaning to love 
Lovers discover there are no rules to love 


Love Will Lead Us (Shakespearean sonnet) 

Low strangers yet we feel this long lost thrill
Of seeing someone from forgotten past
Viewed with eyes that somehow love you still
Eternity has brought us back at last
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Will we refill a glass so richly blessed
In time who sets the stage to love once more
Like lips whose kisses others so impressed
Left lights so love will lead us to our shore
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Lest lies deny and doubters may refuse
Enduring dreams like ours a place to shine
As if their hearts were blinded by the clues
Dew dropped in darkness do forever pine
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Use this a kiss two candles’ burning glow
So where our love will lead us we will go 


A lover tries to define love in this Shakespearean sonnet. Not only is this a Shakespearean sonnet. It is an acrostic Shakespearean sonnet. Even more. Follow the rhymes of lines one and three. They rhyme with the first word of the next stanza (thrill, still to Will). The last words of the rhyming couplet rhyme with the first word of the sonnet. Thus we have a round.  An acrostic Shakespearean sonnet that is a round. Three forms of poetry in one. All this to describe love. Imagine that.

When it came to a romantic evening, I liked to plan every detail and then as the evening stated let everything go into free fall. There was a big project at work. After working excessive hours for almost three weeks. I planned a big evening with Arlene. We would go out to dinner, then see a play on Broadway (Geary Street). then a grand dessert at the Deli (a nearby restaurant that specialized in desserts) and to finish the evening off some romantic dancing. I made reservations for dinner. Arlene purchased the tickets for the play. The night had arrived. The lovers were off. Dinner was spectacular. So spectacular Arlene started kissing me. She, in a seductive voice, suggested we skip the theater and dessert and go straight to dancing. What is man to do when a rare beauty's kisses are singing to him? I forgot everything and off we went. After an unbelievable time on the dance floor we headed home to finish the evening. When I say, I forgot everything. I also meant the car. At the dance we drank so much we took a taxi home and left the car behind. The next day I went to get it. The car wasn't where Arlene said that I had left it. I searched and search. When I got home, there was the car. Inside the house was Arlene and a friend, laughing it up. It seems Arlene had made a detailed plan of her own. Was I angry?  What is man to do when a rare beauty's kisses are singing to him?

Life is full of surprises. whether it is two lovers playing with each other or a beautiful humming bird visiting our yard. Wonder and surprise is everywhere. All around us us. Every drop of water. Every cloud in the sky. Every I love you. Science and scientists may rationalize it all into neat pockets. But there is more. There is more when we are walking. More than the scenery, More than the smiles on people's faces. More than a touch, a feeling. It is unique to every individual. Special just for us. Don't believe me? Think that I am talking about something out there? Look at an infant's eyes as he or she takes in their world. Remember back to the last time we were amazed. The Grand Canyon! Then there is the second time. And all the times after that. It is still the same canyon. We must keep ourselves open to see. To see; To take in the surprises of life and Enjoy.


How about a dance: George Gershwin "Love is here to stay" 

Chess anyone 


In chess there are 400 different possible positions after one move each. There are 72,084 different possible positions after two moves each. There are over 9 million different possible positions after three moves each. There are over 318 billion different possible positions after four moves each. The number of distinct 40-move games in chess is far greater than the number of electrons in the observable universe. The number of electrons is approximately 10^79, while the number of unique chess games is 10^120. What does all this have to do with love, one may ask. Sana Srinivasan and Kyle Lopez are about to give us an answer. 
Does love defy logic? "CGI Animated Short Film HD: "Illegal Move Short Film" by Sana Srinivasan & Kyle Lopez: 


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Love is an endless mystery, 
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Rabindranath Tagore


30 comments:

  1. Another captivating write - i particularly like the end couplet..

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  2. Wonderful and cleverly written with the message coming across.
    Loved the music and video. Thanks Martin.

    Yvonne.

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      Thank you for the warm words

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  3. There is more indeed. Although I hope the two lovers playing with each other do it behind closed doors, may get in trouble otherwise lol had to.

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    1. I too come from the school that there are "some things" that should be kept behind closed doors.
      Thank you

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  4. "Use this a kiss two candles’ burning glow
    So where our love will lead us we will go ..." So beautiful! Love changes the meaning of many things!Am pleased with the 'healing freshness' of this poem. :))

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      Thank you for your support.

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  5. Love is a gift - and too slippery to be analysed. It is to be enjoyed, cherished, promoted...

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    1. Well, I would have said too deep, but I get your meaning. Love is indeed a gift.
      Thank you

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  6. Arlene certainly had a way to get around you to do what she wanted re going dancing instead of finishing dinner or going to the theater :)

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    1. Yes, I was quite lucky to enjoy such a wonder-filled wife and partner. What an adventure.
      Thank you for everything.

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  7. How charming this story of your is Martin!

    very well told by you.
    how smart she was to arrange such surprise for you after spending as lovely time together .
    i completely agree what you said for surprises in life for us,so true

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    1. Thank you for your grand thoughts.
      May happiness reward your every step.

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  8. A very well penned Shakespearean Sonnet, and the acrostic was a great addition Martin.. It took me a while to find you as mhatter on wordpress :-)

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    1. Thank you for the compliment.
      I appreciate that info. Will work on it to make things easier.

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  9. Beautiful poem and story! Life can be full of surprises if we let it!
    Have a happy day and weekend!

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    1. Glad you liked it and life's delights.
      Thank you for the good wishes. May life be grand to you.

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  10. Exquisite! Bravo .. bless your pen

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    1. Thank you for the praise and blessing.
      May you be blessed also

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  11. How beautiful and romantic your poem is! Love is so wonderful.

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    1. So delighted you liked it.
      Thank you

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  12. I giggled a little myself about the car delima.
    Lisa

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    1. You did, did you? I'll have to tell some of Arlene's other pranks.
      Thank you for the smiles.

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  13. Ah, yes, what a beautiful reminder to let love and the amazement of wonder lead us into discovery.

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    1. I sense the heart of a lover in your words.
      Thank you for dropping by.

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