THE MEANING OF CLOUDS

Some days and some nights clouds take on a special meaning to me.  Here is a poem I wrote about that meaning.

Patrick The Poet

THE MEANING OF CLOUDS
 
Like a boat on the sea…lonely and adrift,
My eyes plow the sky each night looking for you.
And there amidst the clouds each night comes a gift,
A vision of the past…cloaked in gray and blue!
 
For what need for photographs or memories
To remember and recall the love I lost?
Ah, the clouds are rife, and I have seven seas
Who for the past no lover has ever crossed!
 
Yet for you, sweet love, I scour these each night,
In the confines that lie between sky and sea.
But beneath clouds each night does my heart make flight
From the desolate world that stole you from me.
 
And there you are tonight!  With the misty smile!
For God is giving, as are the clouds a gift!
So, sweet love, let my eyes hold on for a while,
Like a boat on the sea…lonely and adrift.

Sex After Death

Here’s a funny one to get everyone laughing this sunny Tuesday around the world!

Patrick The Poet

  SEX AFTER DEATH


A couple made a deal that whoever died first would come back and inform the other if there is sex after death.  Their biggest fear was that there was no after life at all.
After a long life together, the husband was the first to die. True to his word, he made the first contact:
” Marion …. Marion “
“Is that you, Bob?”
“Yes, I’ve come back like we agreed.”
“That’s wonderful!  What’s it like?”
“Well, I get up in the morning, I have sex. I have breakfast and then it’s off to the golf course.  I have sex again, bathe in the warm sun and then have sex a couple of more times.  Then I have lunch (you’d be proud – lots of greens). Another romp around the golf course, then pretty much have sex the rest of the afternoon.  After supper, it’s back to golf course again.  Then it’s more sex until late at night.  I catch some much needed sleep and then the next day it starts all over again””Oh, Bob! Are you in Heaven?”

“No — I’m a rabbit somewhere in Iowa or Kansas”        
 

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THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (FROM 10-09-08)

 

Thomas Wolfe, one of America’s greatest novelists, starts off this round of profound quotes.  If you’ve never read “Of Time And The River,” I highly recommend it.  It is a pure and simple example of The Great American Novel.  And one by a nonpareil poet who wrote his verse as prose.
 
Have a great POET’S Day, one and all!
 
Patrick The Poet
 
 
THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (FROM 10-09-08)
 
All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, and the lover to the love he has forsaken.
–Thomas Wolfe, “Of Time and the River”
 
Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.
–Sir Winston Churchill
 
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
–George Horace Lorimer
 
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.
–Christopher Hampton
 
I have always admired the insular closed-mindedness which fundamentalists possess, a quality which allows them to filter the chaff from the wheat. And eat the chaff.
–Jim Acker
 
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That’s funny…”
–Isaac Asimov
 
It is as useless to argue with those that have renounced the use and authority of reason as to argue with the dead.
–Thomas Paine
 
You cannot reason a person out of a position he did not reason himself into in the first place.
–Jonathan Swift
 
It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have got it.
–Edmund Way Teale, “Circle of the Seasons,” 1950
 
This mesa plain had an appearance of great antiquity, and of incompleteness; as if, with all the materials for world-making assembled, the Creator had desisted, gone away and left everything on the point of being brought together, on the eve of being arranged into mountain, plain, plateau. The country was still waiting to be made into a landscape.
–Willa Cather
 
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
–Lewis Carroll
 
Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
–Tom Krause
 
The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
–Morrie Schwartz

Looking For Love

I can think of a lot of superlative things worth spending one’s life pursuing and desiring and wanting to earn.  And worth living for and worth dying for.  Of all these superlative things I don’t think any surpass love.  And here’s a poem that accentuates this point, which is also about not wasting one’s precious time pursuing or living in hate!

LOOKING FOR LOVE
 
Might seem better to live in despair and languor
Instead of going through life always feeling wronged.
On the other hand, hate does justify anger,
So why not hate the word that defines what you’ve longed?
 
Perhaps injustice is a word to give you pause
To find a reason to help these cruel feelings cease.
On the other hand, were harmony a just cause
Then why are you so certain the word is not peace?
 
Yes, you have been betrayed and lied to and cheated,
And life has dealt you a pitiful, unfair hand.
Well, just because you’ve been unfairly defeated
Doesn’t mean hate should define what you understand!
 
For the world has little to do with what is fair,
And even less to do with the hand we are dealt.
Everyone chooses to live in hope or despair
And to resist or celebrate when hate is felt!
 
True, unfairness is rife and injustice is great,
And oh, we an’t even trust the angels above!
For indeed, there are many deserving of hate,
But your life would be better spent looking for love.
 

COLORFUL CATS!

Cat lovers should find this really entertaining.  Even you non-cat lovers!

Patrick The Poet

 

Time to grab the neighbors cat and get busy!!

Some of the paint jobs cost $15,000 and had to be repeated every 3 months as the cat’s hair grows out.

 

Must be nice to have $60,000 a year just to keep your cat painted! ! 
 
And people wonder why cats sometimes attack their owners.


 
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Or why I’ll NEVER be a cat !!!
 
Even if you are on the right track,
you’ll get run over if you just sit there.  
                                              Will Rogers

THE DARK POEM

Poetry should not have to be only light, bright, and happy, and about love and nature.  It can be other things, too.  The one and only Edgar Allan Poe incredibly demonstrated this.  So have many other popular poets.  A little darkness and sadness and misery can be well-shown and treated in a poem, and uniquely expressed beyond the capabilities of prose.  So I offer up such a poem here.  It’s not only a dark poem, but its sole purpose is to be dark  And maybe something more than this.

 

THE DARK POEM

 

 Fraught with fear and sadness, caught in this mind-numbing flood
The water is just the right tint of darkness–and blood!
For the morning is long gone and the night is well fed
Upon the synonyms and metaphors of existence,
Human and otherwise, and all who failed resistance…
Where this driving, pitiful river hopelessly led!
 
Choose the path too easy and the purpose without rules
You find yourself drowning in a world governed by fools!
For we hate these truth-filled answers so take lust to bed
Or upon the desert air pretend stark defiance,
As the Morning Star knows for whom you swore allegiance,
As lies bring comfort while vultures circle overhead!
 
We sell our lives for pennies, we sell our souls for gold,
Then comes the Devil’s due we pray death won’t be so cold!
Did you think to sulk in safety and escape the dread?
That God was always near and would forgive each dark day?
And show that the righteous path was the easier way?
All the while you walk graveyards and live to rob the dead?

 

CARELESS WHISPER by Wham

If you know to love and appreciate the music of the 1980s, then you know to love and appreciate this song–one of that era’s greatest torch songs and ballads.  Written by the pop/rock/new wave band Wham, it’s a one-of-a-kind song, and one worth hearing over and over again until a careless whisper advises you to forget the past and get over the loss…of love. 
 
You get over it or not, enjoy CARELESS WHISPER!
 
PaTricKThEPoeT

LINK TO SONG & LYRICS:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4EW5f1IANI

Special Thoughts

Here’s some funny humor to go with some entertaining pics.  Enjoy!

Subject: Special thoughts
 
 
 

Thoughts for Today

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
   

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 09-18-08)

Words are things and often the things we live by. And I must say that herewith are some very great words to at least learn by, if not live by. Enjoy!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 09-18-08)

A lofty idea must be had, not of what one is doing, but of what one may some day do.
Otherwise there is no point in working on.
–Edgar Hilaire Germain Degas (at age 70)

All our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise.
–Anne Bronte (1820-1849) Novelist and poet

People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live…[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.
–Albert Einstein

I know of no safe repository for the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to increase their discretion by education.
–Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

Most people think that aging is irreversible and we know that there are mechanisms even in the human machinery that allow for the reversal of aging, through correction of diet, through anti-oxidants, through removal of toxins from the body, through exercise, through yoga and breathing techniques, and through meditation.
–Deepak Chopra

For both excessive and insufficient exercise destroy one’s strength, and both eating and drinking too much or too little destroy health, whereas the right quantity produces, increases or preserves it. So it is the same with temperance, courage and the other virtues…This much then, is clear: in all our conduct it is the mean that is to be commended.
–Aristotle (384 – 322 BC)

Eating a vegetarian diet, walking (exercising) everyday, and meditating is considered radical. Allowing someone to slice your chest open and graft your leg veins in your heart is considered normal and conservative.
–Dean Ornish

I used to kiss her on the lips, but its all over now.
–Anonymous

A kiss is something you cannot give without taking and cannot take without giving.
–Anonymous

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
–Oscar Wilde

I have lived with several Zen masters in my lifetime—all of them cats.
–Zen proverb

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
–Vincent von Gogh

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
–Ansel Adams

 

SACRED WORDS

The three most important words any person can say to another person may be “I love you.”  Well, here are the four most important words you can say to another!

Patrick The Poet

SACRED WORDS
 
Passionate words are written in the sand,
Such precious words that always come in three;
And always from an errant lover’s hand
That soon enough are erased by the sea.
 
And there are sacred words whispered by voice
As well meant as any from God or friend.
And said to make a lover’s heart rejoice
Till soon enough are lost upon the wind.
 
As for me, I carved such words in a tree:
With my lover we wrote them together.
And there they will stay for eternity,
The sacred words: “I’ll love you forever!”

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