Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Their Night to Anime Fidget Spinners 
A couple meets their night 
A hero meets his night 


Their Night (Italian sonnet) 

And there we were two lovers met their night
Our guiding star so brightly showed the way
Upon our path which flowers kept in sight
And with each kiss the promises of day
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So off we went two children lost to hope
Enjoying youth and all which followed it
Our gentle worries kisses helped us cope
Until we found our path had grown a split
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Then came the clouds who helped confound our star
And paths with signs and promises of more
Each step forebodes the warnings of a scar
Our kisses wane to wander far from shore
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But through the rain of pain our star returns
What strange new path now sees us holding tight
What strain of fate has kisses for concerns
For there we were true lovers met their night


Two lovers successfully pass through the hardship of life in this Italian sonnet. An Italian sonnet is just like a Shakespearean sonnet except that instead of ending with a rhyming couplet another quatrain is thrown in. In this one the normal rhyme pattern is broken as the sonnet tries to show the return of the lovers by making the last line very similar to the first line. (Normal rhyme pattern: A/B/AB C/D/C/D E/F/E/F G/H/G/H.) 

Arlene and I were pretty blessed, as far as life and its hardships was concerned. After leaving our dream " Castle in the Sky" we moved to that apartment in the Richmond district. It was in that apartment that our love would be tested. I am unsure what it was that turned two lovers against one another. Somehow Arlene and I survived as a couple, as partners, as lovers. Not only that, we were were stronger.

As with most people, life constantly challenges us. So it was with Arlene and me. I was at work/when I get a phone call. A two year old baby had died under Arlene's care. With little notice, I left work to rush home and be with Arlene. In the quiet of the taxi the unreality of what Arlene must be going through was filling up my mind. When I arrived home there were three police cars parked outside. Arlene was at the kitchen table with two officers. It seems the child fell off a small toy horse and had a "freak" and fatal accident in the front room. When the officers left, I was alone with a confused stranger who needed comforting. I only had one purpose. The details of what exactly happened were not as important as seeing Arlene back from whatever she was going though. It was so strange that the "horrors" of that Richmond apartment would give us the strength to wake up from this nightmare.

Life is a wonder. A bad experience gave a couple the strength to meet a worse experience. Oh yes, they could have met this calamity without their former hardship. Let's look at things another way, From the moment we are born we start to learn. (Some think the learning process begins earlier.) As we learn, we can take advantage. or more readily adjust, to other things. First we walk, then we run. Our first love (that pillow or blanket) leaves us and it is the end of the world, But we learn. We grow. Scientifically: it is nerves and chemicals. For those of us of a spiritual nature: throw in a touch of something else. Either way, it is amazing. Throw in our food. Not just those things we eat and drink, but the things we experience. The wonder of it. It all helps us grow. And as we grow, let us Enjoy.


One more gift: Barry Gibb "One Night For Lover" 

We knew this was coming 


A fidget spinner is a toy that consists of a bearing in the center of a multi-lobed flat structure made from metal or plastic designed to spin along its axis with little effort. The Guardian, The New York Times and the New York Post credit Catherine Hettinger, a chemical engineer by training, for inventing the devise. As one might suspect, it wouldn't be long until fidget spinner masters would emerge. Corridor Digital has captured the final duel of two masters. 
Place your bets, "ANIME FIDGET SPINNERS" 


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34 comments:

  1. It's good when lovers come through hardtimes to peace and tranquility.
    Lovely poem Martin.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Indeed. The sea of love is deep blue and splendid after the storm.
      Thank you, Yvonne.

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  2. Hello, love the poem! I think all couple have their hard times. Some harder than others, hopefully a good relationship will last. Thanks for sharing! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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    1. Thank you for your comforting words.
      Keep the joys of your days coming.

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  3. And grow and grow we do, even through the hard times, as that is what we must do.

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    1. You sound like a cheer leader. (a good one too)
      Thank you for all the smiles.

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  4. __ Sad times enlighten the good; the frames of life's painting.

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    1. Wonderful way to put it. Thank you.
      great meeting you

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  5. Not all lessons are easy. Or pleasant. Which doesn't make them any less worthwhile (or even essential).

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    1. I appreciate you sharing these truths.
      Thank your spreading your sunshine.

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  6. What a beautiful poem, love making it through is moving indeed. I'm glad you were able to be there for Arlene, that must have been so very difficult.

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    1. Thank you for your soothing words.
      Arlene did indeed need a lot of help and comfort.

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  7. The poem is beautiful, but your story is filled with angst. I can feel her pain that certainly was a difficult time, but you came through it together.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. I pray you never have to go through such an unreality.
      Thank you and may you days be kind to you.

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  8. Love the poem, Martin. It is good that you were there for Arlene. I'm sure that made all the difference in her ability to come to terms with what had happened. This brings to mind the old saying that I didn't really understand until I got to be a senior citizen..."what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger".

    Thanks for sharing your insightful writing with us. Wishing you a great week!

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    1. Thank you for your warm regards. Life, as you know, has its ups and downs. Hopefully from were you sit it is a great story with many chapters yet to be written.

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  9. That was a terrible thing to happen.It will stay with me all day.We cannot imagine in life what can befall us and we cannot protect ourselves from it either. We must give thanks for every good day we have.

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    1. ...and stay with you for years. (i'm sure) Life is indeed a wonder, beyond our belief, good and bad.
      Thank you and all the best to you.

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  10. A beautiful poem of how love develops and struggles to survive.
    So sad what happened to Arlene and great you were there to support her. We have to go through a lot. I agree though that we are here to learn and the bad things are often big lessons. Have a great day

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    1. I appreciate your warm expression toward Arlene. Yes life has its yos amd downs.
      Thank you for the compliments

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  11. this is a wonderful sonnet and a deeply touching story.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words
      Great to see you here

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  12. I notice in this sonnet you have used 4 quatrains, rather than 2 quatrains and 2 tercets (or octave/sestet). It does make for a 'fuller' second half of a sonnet. The romantic theme is very apt for the form.

    But through the rain of pain our star returns
    What strange new path now sees us holding tight...

    I love these lines.

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    1. Thank you for pointing this out.
      So glad that you enjoyed.
      Appreciate your stopping by.

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  13. Very lovely and romantic sonnet. It is good when we can be there for those we love.

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    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts.
      Hope to see more of them.

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  14. Few things in life are as precious as seeing two lovers survive the hard times and do it well.

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    1. Thank you for that heartwarming thought.
      Enjoy you on FB

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  15. That was sad and scary for both of you for sure but you passed this test magnificently Martin!

    Lovely poem to enrich soul with your hardship!

    Me and my partner were tested too and at one point when after seven years 's marriage we were departed God made me and him realized that we truly deeply Love each other and on this whole earth in whole life no one else can be as close to our heart as we do.
    We returned to each other and told each other that we love you and can't live without you .and we told it without any hesitation

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    1. That was indeed a sad story, but I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.
      Thank you for sharing this treasured moment. It is an inspiration.
      Enjoy the blessings.

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  16. Tranquility after a storm! Very relatable and common among couples .. beautiful poem..very interesting topic.

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    1. "Life is a roller coaster"
      Thank you for your kind thoughts.

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  17. Making profitable use of your life experience, rather than excuses for a bad attitude. Well done, sir

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    1. Thank you for your thoughtful remarks. Much appreciated.

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