Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Lesser Dream to If Cats Ruled The World 
First we have a dream without one special person 
Then we have a world soon to be ruled by no persons 


A Lesser Dream (English sonnet

What would the world be like without your smile
Would flowers have a single word to say
And could a dream still linger for awhile
And music who’d bring music to the day
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Imagine well we couldn’t you’re not there
Would flowers know that something was amiss
And could a dream be caught so unaware
And music who’d share music with a kiss
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And reason wanders though an endless night
Without the soft touch of your fantasy
To help me bear another day for now
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Would flowers drift onto another light
And should a dream exist less happily
And music who’d sing music who’d know how 


A lover explores a world with something missing in this English sonnet. This whole sonnet is different. The normal English sonnet of this type follows this form: A/B/B/A /B/A/A/B C/D/E C/D/E. This one floats though this form: A/B/A/B C/D/C/D E/F/G E/F/G. Note that all but the third stanza contain flowers, dream and music. In fact their structures are quite similar. In the third stanza,our hero wanders one step further. Yes, the words "flowers", "dream" and "music" have more than one meaning. 

As far as love affairs go, no book, movie or story could compare to Arlene and me. An unbelievable tale unfolded at Meadowood. Meadowood is a romantic resort in the Napa Valley, just outside the town of St. Helena. Arlene had won a weekend stay at the resort in a contest at her work. It is absolutely perfect if one likes the seclusion of the forest but likes to be spoiled by a large swimming pool, a 9 hole golf course. tennis courts, 2 restaurants and luxurious rooms. Meadowood has all these and more. All imaginatively designed into the woods so not to interfere with "secluded in the forest" ambiance. For some reason the resort was massively under-booked, so Arlene and I were upgraded. Our suite had a large bath which doubled as Jacuzzi and a large secluded balcony looking into the forest and the star filled sky. The next morning , Arlene and I were very hungry, For some reason we forgot to eat. At breakfast everyone at the restaurant was invited to a big wedding happening later that afternoon. This Arlene had to see and we weren't sorry. The bride was gorgeous. The entire event was massive and magical. The couple's wedding was almost like a production we were all part of. The pair's family fed us all, to the music of a live band. It was an unbelievable party. It went on long after we waved farewell to the bride and groom. So it was that two lovers danced among the trees under the stars.

It is a wonder-filled world we live in. Amazing things are all around us. All we have to do is take it in. A tree, a leaf, a bird, a song, a person's warm smile, so much that we often take for granted. Take the street we walk down everyday. How many things are there that we never noticed before, Throw in to seasoning of our memories, All the things that happened to us on those streets. Those streets. Believe it or not our neighbors (different people) see those same streets somewhat differently. Here's one more wonder, Sometimes those streets need us to make them complete. Example: A loved one looks out the window and sees an empty street. All of the sudden the street is transformed because we are there. We become a part of the wonder of "it all". That is where we walked. That is the bird's song. That is where the flower will grow. It is a wonder-filled world we are a part of. We are a part of it. Take it in. Appreciate it; and Enjoy.

Let's bring an answer to the sonnet: De Soleil "Dust"  

A new order is coming 


A cat's brain is more complex than a dog's. According to Psychology Today, "the brains of cats have an amazing surface folding and a structure that is about 90 percent similar to ours." The cerebral cortex—the part of the brain that's responsible for cognitive information processing—is more complex in cats than in dogs, and cats have some 300 million neurons, as compared to 160 million in dogs. Some research does suggest that dogs are slightly smarter than cats, but cat's brains are more complex. 
This may be the theory behind Aaron Benitez, of AaronsAnimals, video. "If Cats Ruled the World" 


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If there's any kind of magic in this world, 
it must be in the attempt of understanding 
someone, sharing something. I know, 
it's almost impossible to succeed, 
but... who cares, really? 
The answer must be in the attempt.
Before Sunrise



26 comments:

  1. Believe it or not our neighbors (different people)
    see those same streets somewhat differently

    How wonderful to be directly part of the big wedding party - the privileged few. Yes, one must make oneself ware of the surroundings or miss the specialty of ordinary things!

    Hank

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    1. These are the words of one who crates marvels from the average.
      Thank you, Hank.

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  2. Everyone sure has a different view. Although somethings are less amazing to see, like a full litter box lol

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    1. Okay, you might have got me with that one
      Thank you for that one (too)

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  3. Keeping an open heart, eyes, mind pays dividends doesn't it?

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    1. Yes it does. The best dividends found anywhere.
      Thank you for that wonderful way of seeing things.

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  4. What a beautiful poem. I also enjoyed reading your lovely adventure.

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    1. So glad to have been your joy for awhile.
      Thank you.

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  5. Lovely poem.
    Don't know of an Author who can write a detailed love story - Diana Gabbledon is pretty good at that.

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    1. Happy that you liked.
      Thank you for the recommendation

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  6. We are all energy, completing a whole. We interact, reflect, and build what is around us. Let us be the light, the smile, the friendly stranger or longterm neighbour, let us become the beauty in an ordinary street, what a beautiful world we could make.... Sunday smiles to you, Martin

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    1. I so agree and feel you. What a beautiful world we will make. Others see as we do. That day is coming.
      Thank you for all you do.

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  7. We all have different views in life , it would be dull if we all thought the same.

    Yvonne.

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    1. You also hit upon another wonder. We all add an unique spice to everything.
      Thank you for this.

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  8. I always love the romance in your poems, and your masterful use of metre and rhyme. But I love best the commentary after, love the image of you and Arlene dancing under the stars..........and especially your reminder that we live in miracles all the time, when we remember to take note. A wonderful post. Thank you. Hey, I had a magical beach walk this morning and posted photos....go look!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. Your thoughts are so precious to me.
      I believe you are a grand example of nature merging with a person.

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  9. Another splendid post, Martin. I especially enjoyed the description of your time at Meadowood - it sounds magical. You have some lovely memories.

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    1. Wonderful that you enjoyed.
      Thank you for your warm comment.

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  10. I like the awareness in your lines, to always remain open.

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate your feedback.

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  11. You have such an amazing ability to let us sneak a peek into your very personal love story and Meadowood comes alive for us, too......so that we feel the joy and the magic of that adventure. I love how you exude such deep gratitude in all your memories.

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    1. Thank you. That was an amazing compliment.
      I am so grateful to my Lord and to everyone for such an unbelievable life. (the reason for my charity work)

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  12. " All of the sudden the street is transformed because we are there. We become a part of the wonder of "it all". That is where we walked. That is the bird's song. That is where the flower will grow. It is a wonder-filled world we are a part of. We are a part of it. Take it in. Appreciate it; and Enjoy."You are a rich man, Martin

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  13. Wonderful indeed..heartfelt and emotive .. keep up the great work my dear :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the support and encouragement

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