Tansformong A Bad Poem Into A Good Poem

Transforming A Bad Poem Into A Good Poem

       (tinkering & fooling ‘round)

It may take days, months, years:

You tinker.

That’s the key.

To definitely not linger,

But go ‘way, come back, go on

To see with psychic opticons

(my own construct-ee-on) a vision

Of’ creative options,

Freedom new,

A fooling ‘round that’s new for you –

And you are new and changed a little;

Flexible, unbrittle-ized,

(another word vocabul-ized)

A new-sized you

Wherein you see the tool in all,

And all’s a tool.

You’ve fooled around

Just as I’ve done

With word and sound,

And lo, a sound and solid poem transformed

From

Bad to good.

 

PS

With eyes revitalized

You’ve seen creative possibilities that revolutionize…

You are one might say, well revised

Wherein you see life as a tool

To take the mundane to the blissful.

Transforming A Bad Poem To A Good Poem 7.6.2016/8.19.2016 Revised 1.18.2018 Definitely Didactic; A Sense Of The Ridiculous II; The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Arlene Corwin

  

All Kinds Of Celibates

I do hope you, the reader gets the spirit of it.  It’s a holy one, I assure you.

               All Kinds Of Celibates

When a celibate wakes up each morn

Morning hard-on,

Morn’s erection,

What’s his action?

Question that one stumbles on

Which no one seems to answer.

 

She, a nun with husband;

Neither Jesus kind,

Nor Buddhist nor

Whichever kind is self-denying,

Disciplining mind

She thinks of One – this nun.

She cooks, she cleans,

Has lovely sex within her means.

Still, stilling brain,

Directing it in one direction.

Works it through without tradition.

 

Reader,

Have you thought about,

Thought out or fathomed what

This non-tradition shackled nun is?

She’s a mystic without habit.

 

Sleuth work, mystery;

Point of issue seldom met,

What is it to be pure and chaste?

What is it to be celibate?

 

All Kinds Of Celibates 6.30.2014

Circling Round Eros II; Definitely Didactic; Defiantly Doggerel; Arlene Corwin

 

 

[Always] SomethingTo Meet Your Need

             [Always] Something To Meet Your Need

Always, in the kernel of you,

In the you that never utters words,

Are worlds of wealth and raw reserves;

Enterprise and talents that you never knew were there,

Faculties to solve the problems

Hanging in the air.

Courses of activity showing up

Because you need their help –

And you’ve become their valve.

⇐⇑⇒⇓⇔

Always something there to meet

The need. Some neat support,

Some last resort. Dare it

If you will. It takes the dare.

And all you need is just to be there,

Heart and soul: the whole of you resolved.

[Always] Something To Meet Your Need 11.20.2017 Revelations Big & Small; Definitely Didactic; Arlene Corwin

 

 

There’s No One Way

I was sitting in the bath doing my usual grubblande (Swedish for brooding, musing or contemplating) when I had the thought that there’s no one special way that suits everyone.  All great teachers have known this, and I, being a ‘great’ yoga teacher thought about my lovely ladies each of whom has entirely differing needs when doing the same posture.  Hence, There’s No One Way – written on a near standing envelope with a dull black eyebrow pencil.  It was a hell to read what I wrote hours later.

        There’s No One Way

Isn’t that grand?

There’s no one hand or leg or breast or eye;

No muscle, vein, no capillary:

No technique for everybody.

Find out who you are!

 

No one way to take a bath,

Wash a dish, play the harp.

No one true A that’s flat or sharp.

Find out what you want!

 

Nature’s force is infinite;

The ways of change spectacular.

Sudden sometimes, mostly slow,

So you don’t know what’s happening

Until it blows (as in volcanoes).

 

What conclusions can we draw?

“Know thyself” the door essential, referential.

Gleaning rules for self -behavior,

Self- analysis, for judging not;

For simply knowing what

And how and when to do

What’s good for you

Because there’s not one ‘tried and true’ for Fu Manchu,

The cuckoo, the well-to-do.

Renew yourself in any way that suits!

There’s No One Way11.30.2017 Nature Of & In Nature; Definitely Didactic; Arlene Corwin

 

 

 

 

[There Are] Things You Can Never Change

[There Are] Things You Can Never Change

 You make provision for; you train,

Prepare, do anything you can,

And still,

You have to deal with the moment:

Variations never-ending,

Ever modifying and evolving

Subject to the will

Of something your own will,

Will never understand.

(why do you think there are so many meanings to the word?)

Good luck, and blessings on us all.

May we cull the best from life in every world

That may/may not exist.

 

[There Are] Things You Can Never Change 11.25.2017

Definitely Didactic; Circling Round Reality;

Arlene Corwin

[All] Thinking Contains Worry

   [ All] Thinking Contains Worry

 I’m coming to the coda of a notion hypothetical,

That [all] thinking contains worry.

Oh, I know you’ll disagree – but anyway,

Here goes:

It doesn’t matter what the thought –

Grandchildren, shopping, job connection

Or the next, next, next, next expectation,

All your thought lies in the past

Or what’s to come.

 

Past has passed and future’s form

Is non-existent, aninsistent,

Obstacle to peace.

At least

one obstacle. So cease

The thought and use techniques

Long honored and time tested.

Watch:

The breath go in and out.

Say:

A word or phrase un-mouthed.

Sing:

A song somewhat out loud.

Feel:

With mind, brain or your anus;

Any part on which your focus.

Makes no difference. As inane as this may sound,

The mind, which, vacuum formed, will fill with peace,

Which peace will equal happiness,

Which happiness, will bring the rest

You dearly seek and sorely need;

The best of foods to feed your soul.

For those who don’t believe in soul,

Feed the psyche or the troll –

Whatever’s there that suits the role

You’re born to use as tool

To bring on healing, holy grail-ing,

Cause all thinking contains worry

And all worry contains failing.

 

All Thinking Contains Worry 10.8.2017

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Definitely Didactic;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

 

 

Days Of Distraction

  Days Of Distraction: The List

What can they be?

They seem to go on endlessly.

Helping out a friend in need;

Finding ways to heed the need(s)

Of several needy friends in need.

Ignoring things that might be done,

Might be some fun

And useful monetarily.

Ignoring requisites of I, myself and me.

Structure: that’s one key.

Thinking practically; harmony.

Priority to me, myself and I.

 

Life is simple.

Roof, warmth, food –

Summed up sample of the simple,

Which gives ample time

To carry out the other,

‘Other’ meaning tools which further

Happiness and satisfaction.

 

Paying bills and buying,

Days of duty and temptation;

Stress and tension:

‘Stressed out’ grown to idiom.

 

What to do about this ‘dream’,

For dream it is.

This is a list and not a scheme;

Not a plan nor stratagem.

Read and think, find out!

The answer lies in nought but thee.

(That’s you and me).

You’ll see

what works.*

 

Days Of Distraction 10.21.2017

Definitely Didactic; I Is Always You Is Me;

Arlene Corwin

*Chatted with my ‘English rose’ of a daughter (raised in Oxford, England now residing in Oregon, USA.) who complained of distractions which keep her from other, perhaps more practical or and/or rewarding things.  It inspired these little reflections. 

It will go into my collections: Definitely Didactic and I Is Always We Is You.  By the way, my 16th book Birth, Death & In Between II went into publication today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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