Saturday, July 22, 2017

Princess Of My Mind to Detective Doctor, At Your Service 
A lover is taken away by the madness of a dream 
An event is taken away by the madness of names 


Princess Of My Mind (sonnet) 

Silently listen stardust in her name
Softly she comes to claim my dreams away
Forever’s tomorrows won’t be the same
As long as moonlight falls within her sway
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Timelessly glisten princess of my mind
Searching out reasons buried in my heart
Why I dare dream a fate so ill designed
This mad fantasy would tear me apart
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Patiently christen vessel of my fate
To love a memory which can’t come true
The shadows of my tears can’t now abate
The realms which formed this wall ‘tween me and you
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And with a kiss she pardons in the dawn
Silently listen where my love has gone 


What is this dream that takes possession of him in this sonnet? This looks like a Shakespearean sonnet. An iambic pentameter is a line of verse with five metrical feet, each foot consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable: for example, And with a kiss she pardons in the dawn. A Shakespearean sonnet is composed of 14 lines of iambic pentameter. Although this fancy contains 14 lines of 10 beats, the lines are not all iambic pentameter.

I recall one (of many) enchanting evenings. Arlene and I went to the Moonraker, in Pacifica. The Moonraker is a seafood restaurant with an unbelievable view of the Pacific. Arlene and I were seated by the window. As we enjoyed our meal we were caught in the spell of the sun kissing the ocean. Or was it Arlene's eyes? The magic of the moment sparked something more in those stars. After dinner, not to loose the moment, we went to Nick's Rockaway. Nick's is a restaurant/bar with live music and dancing, just a short stroll across the street. As luck would have it, the band had a slight Latin flavor. Our favorite flavor on the dance floor. A few dances, a few drinks, the magic deepened. The band knew how to keep us on the dance floor. It was a quiet clear warm night, so Arlene and I decided to take or enchantment under the moon and star lit sky of the shores. As we strolled the music of Nick's was in the breeze, as if to urge us on. A simple dinner turned into so much more. Rather than drive back to the city, we got a room, with a view, at a hotel, there. We were lost in love. I remember the next morning, over coffee, looking at Arlene against the magic of the Pacific Ocean, imaging all the places our love had gone the night before. 

(I bet, after reading this story, "...where my love has gone". from the sonnet, takes on new meaning.)

It is a wonderful world. By wonderful, I mean full of admiration, amazement, astonishment, awe,
respect, reverence, veneration; curiosity, interest, surprise... What I am trying to illustrate is this is an unbelievable world, filled with thing like the word "wonder": which means so much more. Is it any wonder no two people see anything alike? Everything we see, feel, experience, take in, reject... everything is seasoned by something else. Something else unique to us. It is a marvel that we can we can communicate at all. This is very important when dealing with others. There is an excellent chance their world is not the same as ours. We have enough of challenge ordering our own life. Listen. Take in what they are expressing. We do not have to accept what is being said to us, but we should listen. Try not to judge the other person. Keep in mind their world may be quite different. The key word is "Listen". Listen to the world all around us. It is indeed a "wonder". We are a wonder. Listen. grow and Enjoy.


Talk about listening, let's listen to this beautiful song: Bandari "Princess of the Moon" 

There can be strange wonder in confusion 


"Who's on First?" is a comedy routine made famous by Abbott and Costello. The premise of the sketch is that Abbott is identifying the players on a baseball team for Costello, but their names and nicknames can be interpreted as non-responsive answers to Costello's questions. For example, the first baseman is named "Who"; thus, the utterance "Who's on first" is ambiguous between the question ("Which person is the first baseman?") and the answer ("The name of the first baseman is 'Who'"). 
The folks at Studio C take this concept to a new, more confusing height. "Detective Doctor, At Your Service" 


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38 comments:

  1. A most interesting poem to read Martin, very thought provoking also.
    Have a great week-end.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you liked it.
      Enjoy your days also.

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  2. Listening sure is key, world would be better off if people kept an open mind and listened. Also if they didn't try and ram their beliefs down someones throat.

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    1. You are so right. (and it all starts from here)
      Thank you for all you do.

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  3. __ This haiku, I scribbled on 5/8/2017 as we watched the sunset. This may fit here with thanks to your nifty Sonnet that surged my memory. _m

    to darkness
    this days lantern hides
    horizon

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    1. Thank you so much for this gift.
      Yes it does

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  4. Pat Hatt nailed it for me. Listen. And don't just wait for your chance...

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    1. A common error - "And don't just wait for your chance..." (and miss a chance to grow) Thank you for this moment.

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  5. What an enchanting poem and beautiful words. You and Arlene made the most of your love and that's lovely...

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    1. So happy it engaged you. Thank you.
      Thank you for all your marvelous expressions.

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  6. A lovely poem, Martin ... and the video was most entertaining! Thanks for both.

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    1. So happy to repay some of the enjoyment you have brought me.
      Thank you.

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  7. Martin, this poem really makes my heart sing. And yes, yes, yes...we do need to listen!

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    1. Ah, I knew you were a romantic.
      Thank you for your kind support.

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  8. Thank you for another beautiful post Martin!

    I nominated you for a Mystery Blogger Award .

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    1. Thank you for honoring me so.
      Be blessed

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  9. A loving memory, a place and time, such elegant writing that touches the soul and lights a fire. Well done sir.

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    1. This is such an eloquent compliment. Thank you.
      I really enjoy your gifts.

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  10. Hello, beautiful memory and poem. Great message and advice, listen. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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    1. It makes happy that you enjoyed. Thank you.
      Fill the days ahead with joy.

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  11. I can vision the enchanted walk under the moon. Nothing else like those moments.
    Lisa

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    1. You have probably wondered were love took you. (lucky you)
      Dream on...

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  12. You have the happy gift for cherishing special times as ever present jewels in your life, Dear!

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    1. So sweet of you to say. Than you kindly.
      Aloha, until next time.

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  13. What a GORGEOUS and uplifting read this was, complete with romance with a capital R. Sigh. Loved the poem, especially, the yearning for the one who has gone on before.......then the description of the memory of your magical night, one of many. You certainly knew how to follow the magic, Martin. Thanks for this reminder of all the wonder and magic this world offers, for those with eyes to see, and hearts ready to rise and receive.

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    1. It us so special of you to express tour feelings so eloquently. Thank you.
      I really enjoy all of your thoughts.
      May wonderment continue to unfold around you.

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  14. Martin, would you please email me at wildwomantwo@gmail.com ? I have a question for you. Thanks, kiddo.

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  15. The sonnet is all beauty with a tinge of sadness. The couplet at the end sings to me. So beautifully put.

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    1. Thank you for your beautiful thoughts. It brings on good feelings.

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  16. "Softly she comes to claim my dreams away" beautiful line of a gorgeous poem. Love the romantic story and your wisdom as always :)


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    1. Glad that you found this enjoyable.
      Thank you for you kind visit and remarks

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  17. Captivating poem - I love the dream like quality

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    1. Thank you for the warmth of your thoughts.

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  18. A big sigh ! Wonderful poem and heartwarming story.. bless you and Arlene.. yes it is a world filled with wonder and we got many things more to know, experience and enjoy.. great thoughts

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    1. Such wonderful thoughts. Thank you for expressing them.
      Dream on...

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  19. I like dawn whispering in the first. The second has a poignant twist. I like them all!

    ตารางคะแนนพรีเมียร์ลีก

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