complete the poem.....(Haiku)

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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby tom.d.stiller » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:37 pm

Angels fear to tread
out of pearly Bill Gates then
iCloud windows crash
iCloud windows crash
when pearly bill's gates are closed
and angels dare fear.

Just an aside: My angels feared to rush...
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THe Angles tread

Postby solongleonard » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:58 pm

yes, that is so weird! Why did I write tread ? I think I had the image of them stepping on cloudy cloud type material.
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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby tom.d.stiller » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:57 pm

Probably your mind was entangled in Pope's "Essay on Criticism"
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread
Distrustful sense with modest caution speaks,
It still looks home, and short excursions makes;
But rattling nonsense in full volleys breaks,
And, never shocked, and never turned aside.
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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby Karren B » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:55 pm

solongleonard wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:43 am
Recline on the bench
decline park keeper’s offer
and keep off the grass



Thank you for playing, Karren. I remember when poetry flourished here and now the posts either die or are dier.
The fresh faced may not get it and Old Geezers are past it.

here's to the new
who may not get what we do
and the oldies who don't even care

I know what you mean.
I miss the beautiful sometimes thought provoking, and often funny words of some of the posters here, not to mention the numerous friends of yours that made many laugh and drove others mad. ;-)

Forgive me for extending your poem but I felt it needed an ending.

here's to the new
who may not get what we do
and the oldies who don't even care
here’s to the past
to the memories that last
and were always a pleasure to share.

I was never much of a poet but I could usually string a rhyme together… Though I have a riveting shopping list I could post; I hear lists are all the rage round here. :D
'Being ‘normal’ is not necessarily a virtue; it rather denotes a lack of courage!'

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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby solongleonard » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:03 pm

tom.d.stiller wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:57 pm
Probably your mind was entangled in Pope's "Essay on Criticism"
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread
Distrustful sense with modest caution speaks,
It still looks home, and short excursions makes;
But rattling nonsense in full volleys breaks,
And, never shocked, and never turned aside.
or I just like seeing things from different Angels.
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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby solongleonard » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:38 pm

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I know what you mean.
I miss the beautiful sometimes thought provoking, and often funny words of some of the posters here, not to mention the numerous friends of yours that made many laugh and drove others mad. ;-)

Forgive me for extending your poem but I felt it needed an ending.

here's to the new
who may not get what we do
and the oldies who don't even care
here’s to the past
to the memories that last
and were always a pleasure to share.

I was never much of a poet but I could usually string a rhyme together… Though I have a riveting shopping list I could post; I hear lists are all the rage round here. :D
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I can see that on the inside of a greeting card. whether that is much of a compliment..


here's to the bald
who wears wig so you're fooled
and the oldies who don't even have hair
here’s to the shampoo
to the conditioner too


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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby LisaLCFan » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:11 am

solongleonard wrote: ...here’s to the shampoo
to the conditioner too
Now, that brings back very fond memories of the shampoo and conditioner thread from awhile back (which began with a list, as I recall...).

[Sorry for not being "poetic" in my response -- 'tis not my forte, I dare admit.]
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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby solongleonard » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:05 am

LisaLCFan wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:11 am
solongleonard wrote: ...here’s to the shampoo
to the conditioner too
Now, that brings back very fond memories of the shampoo and conditioner thread from awhile back (which began with a list, as I recall...).

[Sorry for not being "poetic" in my response -- 'tis not my forte, I dare admit.]
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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby Karren B » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:37 pm

here's to the new
who may not get what we do
and the oldies who don't even care
here’s to the past
to the memories that last
and were always a pleasure to share
solongleonard wrote
I can see that on the inside of a greeting card. whether that is much of a compliment..
I can honestly say l won’t be seeking employment with a greetings card company any time soon. I’m sure I would get bored very quickly and who knows what mischief would ensue…

solongleonard wrote
here's to the bald
who wears wig so you're fooled
and the oldies who don't even have hair
here’s to the shampoo
to the conditioner too
Bald wig wearing oldies that sounds depressing, is this the shape of things to come?

here's to the bald
who wears wig so you're fooled
and the oldies who don't even have hair
here’s to the shampoo
to the conditioner too
and the hair dye that makes people stare

here’s to the rants
and incontinence pants
to stair lifts and mobility scooters
to veins like blue cheese
and supports for your knees
here’s to drooling and big droopy hooters

Wait a minute; I do believe there is help available…


here’s to the botox
the facelifts the peels
the extensions that make your hair thicker
the lifts and the tucks
the sympathy fucks
and the pills that make you move quicker

the contacts for eyes
the cream for your thighs
control pants that make you look slimmer
the comfortable shoes
and here’s to the glue
that keeps your teeth in whilst eating your dinner. :)



Sorry your Haiku thread seems to have got lost.
'Being ‘normal’ is not necessarily a virtue; it rather denotes a lack of courage!'

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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby solongleonard » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:22 am

here's to V*agra
that keeps up your...
spirits
and not some fools
like Niagara fools

here's to the death
of this forum
or againstum

here's to the bastard who floods us with Lizst
but his gigaBach is worse
than his gigabyte
and all we hear
is Radio Lady Gaga

and dementia
is approaching
and I simply don't care
as long as we have nice hair

who would mount Baldy
well Leonard did



Please note that, technically, this was a Perfect Haiku
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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby Karren B » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:50 am

I bow to your expertise.
If anyone can convince us that that was the perfect Haiku it surely must be you; if only on a technicality.
'Being ‘normal’ is not necessarily a virtue; it rather denotes a lack of courage!'

'Loving you is the most exquisite form of self destruction'...
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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby solongleonard » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:56 pm

Karren B wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:50 am
I bow to your expertise.
If anyone can convince us that that was the perfect Haiku it surely must be you; if only on a technicality.

you have persuaded me you are right and have forced modesty where this is normally false modesty.
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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby Karren B » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:20 pm

solongleonard wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:56 pm
Karren B wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:50 am
I bow to your expertise.
If anyone can convince us that that was the perfect Haiku it surely must be you; if only on a technicality.

you have persuaded me you are right and have forced modesty where this is normally false modesty.
False or forced; modesty is not a word I would associate with you.

Modest; expressing a moderate estimation of one’s own merits or achievements… (Yeah right! :lol: ) Diffident, bashful, retiring… (Stop me if you recognise any of these traits :lol: :lol: )… decorous in manner and conduct, (ok I’ll give you that one) … moderate or restrained in amount, extent etc. not excessive or exaggerated…

Apart from all that I doubt if you could be persuaded by anyone!

I am tempted to save and quote you, when you wrote ‘You are right’ and use it whenever I need reassurance… but I would never do that!
Solongleonard wrote
You are right
'Being ‘normal’ is not necessarily a virtue; it rather denotes a lack of courage!'

'Loving you is the most exquisite form of self destruction'...
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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby solongleonard » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:15 am

Karren B wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:20 pm
solongleonard wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:56 pm
Karren B wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:50 am
I bow to your expertise.
If anyone can convince us that that was the perfect Haiku it surely must be you; if only on a technicality.

you have persuaded me you are right and have forced modesty where this is normally false modesty.
False or forced; modesty is not a word I would associate with you.

Modest; expressing a moderate estimation of one’s own merits or achievements… (Yeah right! :lol: ) Diffident, bashful, retiring… (Stop me if you recognise any of these traits :lol: :lol: )… decorous in manner and conduct, (ok I’ll give you that one) … moderate or restrained in amount, extent etc. not excessive or exaggerated…

Apart from all that I doubt if you could be persuaded by anyone!

I am tempted to save and quote you, when you wrote ‘You are right’ and use it whenever I need reassurance… but I would never do that!

'Being ‘Norman’ is not necessarily a virtue; it rather denotes a lack of courage!
Solongleonard wrote
You are right
I have always meant to ask you this. I am sorry it is in public but, of course, there is no private message service on this forum. What is the real story about you and Norman? Your signature above suggest to me that there is an identity crisis going on for you and I hope it is both major and interesting.
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Re: complete the poem.....(Haiku)

Postby Karren B » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:44 pm

Touché you win! :lol:

My mother told me
Never play with the big boys
They’re hard to handle

I’ll jog on now if you don’t mind...

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