Lovely Age 2013

Lovely Age

It’s lovely to be almost eighty.

No one takes you seriously,

Paradoxically,

Everyone takes what you say as wise.

You can be odd or unconventional,

Antagonize the stiffest rule,

Be clown or fool:

Absurdity’s anomaly,

Riddle(d) with the irony

Of being nearly eighty.

Is that it’s a lovely age.

Lovely Age 7.23.2013

Circling Round Wrinkles; Birth, Death & In Between II;

Nature Of & In Reality; A Sense Of The Ridiculous; Pure Nakedness;

Arlene Corwin

A Quality of Chastity 2013

A Quality of Chastity

He used to need an orgasm each yearly day

And then he noticed

That he didn’t.

He was gladdened.

Somewhat knocked for six, shocked and amazed

(a habit doesn’t go in days)

No more the need,

He felt/was freed,

The hand no longer

Going ‘down there’ first thing in the morning,

Maybe last thing in the night,

(in between times too, you never know).

Had it happened gradually?

“Ah,” he said,” So this is aging!”

Steered no longer by sin’s wages,

Neither victim, dupe or prey,

More, sage and master of sin’s nature,

He communed with nature (his) perceiving that

Serenity –

A quality of chastity,

Is nice.

(is peace).

A Quality Of Chastity 7.29.2013

Circling Round Eros II; Nature Of & In Reality;

Arlene Corwin

What’s The Fuss About? 2013

What’s The Fuss About?

They love each other –

Yes, they do.

Perhaps more than I, you; and yet,

The sex drive has diminished.

Climaxes an effort.

Touted drive expounded

Western TV world around,

Do they miss it?

Not a bit.

They love each other;

Cuddle, touch;

They love each other very much.

Petting, playing – with

Erotic word and kiss sufficing

They don’t miss that pulse

That pounding thump,

That throbbing greatest of deceivers,

Hidden steerer not aware of

Goals and roads pretending to be real;

A blend of drive and tangibility:

Status, goods and family:

Sex:

What’s the fuss about?

It’s possible to live without it

And be happy, love’s vitality

Enough.

What’s The Fuss About? 7.24.2013

Love Relationships; Circling Round Eros II:

Arlene Corwin

Inexhaustible Combinations 2013

Inexhaustible Combinations

In the actions of the universe

The mixtures, combinations are un-numbered,

Inexhaustible; each instant a momentum,

Coming into being: showing up.

How strengthening!

What you can become an unpredictable.

A Mozart, Jarrett, Rembrandt, Lars Lerin;

The known, the almost known, the still unknown; your own

Peculiar combination;

Own peculiar star-crossed course.

The secret: giving in.

The stars don’t fight,

The stuff around all giving in

To forces that determine.

The thousand adjectives of force –

The verbs the nouns,

The countless ways, attempts, nuance

To pinpoint energies

That have no end.  And so,

Be daring, never knowing in advance

How this applies to you.

Inexhaustible Combinations 7.21.2013

Circling Round Science; Nature Of & In Reality;

Arlene Corwin

Getting Bored 2013

Getting Bored

I get bored so easily.

When playing a tune

Nine hundred times,

I’ve just got to change it.

Improvising, that’s the name.

Who can do the same life in, life out?

We need to change – a good thing.

We are variety machines.

Change can be nuance –

Nothing big; subtle, slow in coming.

But, if you’ve got the talent and the ear

You hear: inventing, extemporizing,

Winging-it, ad-libbing ad libitum.

Creatively and on the spot

You feel you’ve got

To make up something new

To satisfy you, and

Oh, it quenches:

The worn replaced, its freshness

Making you  a happy fledgling; re-born.

Lose the fear!

It’s here you want to chase it.

Clinch the moment.

Let boredom take you to the next

Bewitching instance.

Getting Bored 7.20.2013

Vaguely About Music II; Definitely Didactic; The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II;

Arlene Corwin

Turning On The Mac 2013

Turning On The Mac

 

Turning on the Mac,

The first you see

Is universes in infinity;

Potential endless,

Births and dyings back to back.

They’re clever,

Those designers,

Wondrous, beautiful!

They’ve got me. I’m their customer

Forever,

Caught in the potential put

Before me, every time

I lift the cover.

Turning On The Mac 2.13.2013 (found on a scrap 1.3.2012)

Circling Round Computers;

Arlene Corwin

I Talk To My Generation 2013

I Talk To My Generation

I talk to my generation

It, the only talk I know;

Plain-speak, as Dante used,

And Shakespeare, Hemingway,

F. Scott Fitzgerald,

In the hope

And expectation

That what’s true is always true,

No matter how banal the means

At your disposal.  Future

Generations spot the I

That’s you, I’m sure.

I Talk To My Generation 4.12.2013

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; I Is Always You Is We;

Arlene Corwin

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