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No What If’s

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It all happens in

One unexpected trice

The way the wind catches the door

The instant the ocean bursts into art form

As it crashes against the reef

The fluke of snowflakes in April

Your heart gives you wings

Unpredictable things and you

Can either

…………..pause

watching them pass

Or leap

 

We welcome Merril as a new pubtender at dVerse Poets Pub, hosting our first Poetics for 2019!

She has asked us to “consider time and space and what if?” Join us!

Happy New Year!

 

35 responses »

  1. Ah the unpredictable…..I like that idea of just simply pausing to actually take account of them. Yep – that just happened by golly! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I love the sense that maybe that our choices are limited… in the end it’s like that wave coming crashing, carrying us away

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  3. I like the stillness and motion in this–a pause, a leap into the unknown or unexpected. Or not. And what if?

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  4. I like the mundane of the window catching a door compared to the sea breaking across the reef. It’s a lovely comparison in a lovely poem.

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  5. I like that series of images – the sudden overwhelm – and then the choice. To join, or to stay separate.

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  6. Pause or leap…I like the moment’s capture specially: The instant the ocean bursts into art form.

    Happy new year Mish!!!!

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  7. I like the leaping too. It’s very Shakespearean ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Oh, this is lovely, Mish, especially the lines:
    โ€˜The way the wind catches the door
    The instant the ocean bursts into art form
    As it crashes against the reefโ€™.

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  9. Pain and elation and anger and empathy can burst into an art form as well. For we poets the choices border on the infinite. I would retitle the piece PAUSE, THEN LEAP./

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  10. I love how all the lines lead up to the last five, and the dramatic choice those five offer! Excellent, Mish! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Beverly Crawford

    A pause โ€ฆ and a leap of faith โ€ฆ pretty much sums up what life’s all about!

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  12. I like the thought of those wings being unpredictable.

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  13. “The way the wind catches the door

    The instant the ocean bursts into art form

    As it crashes against the reef

    The fluke of snowflakes in April”

    this is a beautifully vivid passage, well done.

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  14. I live the last lines of this! Brava!

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  15. “Your heart gives you wings

    Unpredictable things and you”

    love these lines – there’s magic about to happen!!

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  16. such a great visual with this poem loved it!

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  17. You brought me back to my softball days, standing at home plate, waiting for the pitch, with only seconds to size it up and decide whether or not to swing.

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  18. Brilliant verse Mish. If only I knew when to wait and when to jump

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  19. Sometimes unexpected things are the very best!!! May your New Year, but unexpected and the best!!

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  20. Liked this Mish, our choices are always our own to own!

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  21. How marvelous- so much movement and motion, and then a pause…

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  22. True. Those little moments that we think are insignificant do set a course for our lives. I like how you captured that moment of decision.
    Happy new year, Mish.๐Ÿ˜€

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  23. Very zen-like… if one is present, there are no what-ifs. Lovely sentiment and eloquently written.

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  24. Nice! I hope this will be a “leap” year!

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  25. Ah the wings of unpredictable things… letโ€™s leap! This is nice Mish, and crashes like waves and is a tad scary and bounteously giving

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