Confirmation

“A single voice, once emboldened, can quickly metamorphose into a thousand.”’’’

     Confirmation 

Like so many words
With multitudes of definitions
I like validation most.
A combination recognition
and support;
Evidence of something we all need
Within the tiniest of life-parts’ seed.

It’s origin in Latin ‘to make firm’
Shows that we crave it from the outside in;
Though what we do may do the same
For others underneath their skin,
A skin oh, oh, so thin!

When you give a thumbs up or a Like
Some negatives within you ‘take a hike’.
You may get ‘shtick’ from all you know,**
But confirmation means acceptance and a show,
A testimony of, and that your worth
Is of importance on this earth.

Take it, give it as a gift
To give a life that little lift it needs
To shift the inner picture of how deft
You really are.
Confirmation 1.21.2022 circling Rond Experience; Arlene Nover Corwin

schtick)
noun informala gimmick, comic routine, style of performance, etc. associated with a particular person: there are many great comics who have based their stand-up shtick on observational comedy | her shtick was to haul out her pet ferret.
• a person’s special talent, interest, or area of activity: movies about ordinary women who do extraordinary things—that’s my shtick.
ORIGIN1960s: Yiddish, from German Stück ‘piece’.
*** I don’t know who said it first-

My Musical Cat

   My Musical Cat

When I play, when I practice,
Albert Cat does practice too.
He can’t resist.
I don’t desist.
Albert Cat just loves the sound;
Walks up and down,
Around the keyboard.
He, lord of the digital.

His playing catastrophic, cataclysmic,, categoric-not!
Is he inclined to catapult? No, he meows. “What rot!”
Black and white keys, sharp and flat: music cats appreciate.

At their worst and at their best,
Cat-holic tunefulness the highest.
I confess, sometimes I’ve cursed:
“Damn” or “Darn”,
But underneath it all, am charmed.

With no idea of what he hears,
All I can say is that
My Albert Cat loves to be near.
(I fear it will may on forever).
My Musical Cat 1.20.2022 Cat Book II; A SenseOf The Ridiculous II; Arlene Never Corwin

And So It Goes

 And So It Goes

Life/things change each second:
Situations, worldly goods;
Worldly clutter, odds and ends,
Shutting out the values meant, assumed, intended;
Belongings that no longer do…
Body parts no longer: you!

Adaptation must be key.
Letting go, yet knowing that
It’s always ‘you’ perceiving it.
Brain receiving and partaking
Patterns raked, scraped, shaped together,
Born then worn.
Misguidedly mourned.

Half our lives are spent expanding,
Half collecting, half expending,
Self’s self interest first at hand.
Inventive, yet me, mine and I
Are top of list’s priority.
Making, taking, on and on…
And so it goes. Ah, yes, it goes!

What can we do?
Accept, adapt, forgive, get wise.
Think of things beyond our eyes;
Things perhaps up in the skies.
Soul. The whole. The universal.
Principles invisible;
In, not of the temporal.
And So It Goes 1.19.2022 Circling Round Reality; Circling Round Experience; Arlene Nover Corwin

Carry On: the Key

Carry On: The Key

No one really cares that much about the you:
How you look, what you do,
How you dress,
Whether you have done your best,
All the rest…

Minutes after you have left,
All have given fond farewells,
They’ve gone to something/someone else,
To tell their tales
While you’re bereft.
It never fails,
When in reality you ought to carry on,
Never tarrying in mind’s un-reason
Ferrying self-doubt across
The obstacles to self-reliance.

To carry on with self-belief
Is not a thief or self deception;
Rather the mature-est chief
Of common sense
And the out-dated sapience.*
Carry On:The Key 1.16.2022 Circling Round Maturity; Arlene Nover Corwin

  • sapience; wisdom

After Looking At Hieronymus Bosch

After Looking At Hieronymus Bosch

It is the mental self I want to reach.
The mental you that views, that reads,
Interprets seeds
And comes out with its own new thought-filled notions.
Oceans of conceptualisations
Sitting there when you just stare
Or analyze, sizing up the moment.

Visualisations ranging from
The everyday concrete
Into the pious heat of righteousness.

No matter.
I’ve no aim,
But chatter from the depths of me;
My theories, hypotheses…
For what you see
Is what you are,
And maybe what you’ll be
By far and markedly,
The better, wiser part of all humanity.

After Looking At Hieronymus Bosch 1.15.2022 Circling Round Experience; Circling Round Everything II; Arlene Nover corwin

Words: Consumer

What could be more fascinating than language, words and their complexities.

Words: Consumer

Who in heavens wants the label,
Wants the title of ‘consumer?
Consumed by fire, flood, destroyed;
Consumed by guilt: gripped or just floored.
Consumed with gusto, stuffing down the food,
The goodies.

Who In heavens wants to be
A part of that named category!
‘Consumer’ – almost pornographic!
Yet they call me that
Because and just because I buy their product,
The results: sheer, clear and merely profit.
Sh—t!

How insulting!
I, exhausting, wasting
Reservoirs of precious sources;
I, partaker;
One more way that I am taker.
Consuming large amounts of energy.
Dearie, dearie me!

I, a villain, one of many
Doing harm: an evil-doer.
I, indeed, an arch consumer
Taking part in every nuance:
Buying, using, gripped, entranced;
Consumed with, by, the – noun and verb,
A perturbed, disturbed, and thus far uncurbed nation,
This name-filled, shame-filled appellation.
I am one:
Shopper, customer, consumer, patron.
Let us not consume too much.
Be consumed with guilt and such.
Lest we be consumed by fires touching
All on earth.
Words: Consumer 1.14.2022 Our Times, Our Culture II; Arlene Nover Corwin

This Stays Untitled

This Stays Untitled

More and more, I seem to see
Both sides of the question(s).
More and more, the philosophical, the mystical, the social;
Plain old brain in second place
Pain and beauty taking first.
Tears taking unpredicted space;
Sensitivity, appreciation on the surface
Coming through common senses.

Acceptance of man’s nature,
Nature’s nature too.
Thus, what to do?
Follow my own nature, surely.
Whatsoever destiny floats my way.
Whatever can one do or say?
Accept – whose welcoming is hardest.
Yes, acceptance is the smartest.

Theories, philosophies
Backbone of the human race,
All true on the levels basic,
There for each to face it,
Use, construe
According to approval,
Cavilling, unraveling…

i, no a fan of ‘good and evil’
But ‘survival’ and its opposite;
Virtue, with its benefits
Vis á vis the vices with their detriments,
I, rational and yet
It doesn’t seem enough…not quite.
Hope, trust, kindness seem best
Of all wisdom’s reactions
Worth the ruminating, contemplating,
Meditate/deliberating
After, in and on the All.
This Stays Untitled 1.12.2022 The ProcessesII; Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Circling Round Experience; Circling Round Everything II; Arlene Nover Corwin

God Doesn’t Need

 God Doesn’t Need

Something’s worked!
It can be something never felt before.
A pain relieved;
A move discovered.
Inspiration for a poem
Uncovered, new.
It’s you it’s happened to.

You feel grateful to
You-don’t-know.-who.
Yet something’s come from out the-blue;
Unexpected, true, and you
Say, “Thank you God!”!

An even force that seems to work
Forever. Never shirking,
Altering, complete.
Even
Though it’s odd
And hard
To comprehend.

The one demand
Your head and mind
Must get around
Is Something perfect:
Strongest, calmest, needing nothing,
Only giving out itself.
Power good and fair,
Impossible to picture.

Yet we try.
We name it, claim it, blame, deny it.
Give a creed:
To force that doesn’t have a need.

So carry on!
It won’t be gone,
Both here, beyond, belief or not.
It is the only thing you’ve got
To give you peace and total comfort.
God Doesn’t Need 1.12.2022 God Book II; Arlene Nover Corwin

This Stays Untitled

       This Stays Untitled 

I seem to, more and more
See both sides of the question(s).
More and more, the philosophical, the mystical, the social;
Plain old brain in second place
Pain and beauty taking first.
Tears take space;
Sensitivity not there before.
Value & appreciation on the surface
Coming through the common senses.

Acceptance of man’s nature more accessible.
Nature’s nature too.
What to do?
Follow mine, of course,
Whatever destiny propels my way.
Whatever can one do or say?
Accept – which welcoming is hardest.

Yes, acceptance is the smartest.
Theories, philosophies
Backbone of the human race,
All true on basic levels,
There for each to use, construe
According to
One’s disapproval or approval,
Cavilling or unraveling.

Not a fan of ‘good and evil’
But ‘survival’ and its opposite;
Virtue, with its benefits
Vis á vis the vices with their detriments.
I, rational and yet
It doesn’t seem enough…not quite.
Hope, trust, kindness
seem the best
Of all wisdom’s reactions worth the ruminating,
Contemplating,
Meditating and deliberating
After all – in the All.
This Stays Untitled 1.12.2022 The ProcessesII; Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Circling Round Experience; Circling Round Everything II; Arlene Nover Corwin

Photographing Bridges

 Photographing Bridges

A friend who videos and photos bridges
Said, when questioned what inspires
Why chooses such a motive,
“Bridges always interest me,
Even ‘mental’ bridges”.
Ridges, urges a connection;
Blockages that cease to be.
Passages converging, merging A and B;
All the in-between a chance to see
But not be part of the intrusive world.

Linking bonding, joining.
Straddling, reconciling:
A euphoric metaphor.
‘Bridge’ removing separation.

How inherently well-judged, my friend.
To love the bridge as start and end.
I thank him for the tender lending
Of this tender tendency.
Photographing Bridges 1.10.2022 Circling Round Ideas; Arlene Nover Corwin

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