Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Advice Columnist Answers "Missing the Magic"



author's note:

In memory of Abigail Van Buren ("Dear Abby"), July 4, 1918 - January 16, 2013.
 

ADVICE COLUMNIST ANSWERS "MISSING THE MAGIC"

You say you're at a total loss...

I say: maybe you need to tiptoe

what I mean is:
sneak up creep up
on the old familiar--

after first turning off the lights
to recall those senses
we so casually neglect.

Too often I forget
but eventually (after much loss)
I realize I must tiptoe again
through the sensuous dark
until I arrive at the precipice
and understand once more:

nothing is ever too familiar...

nothing is ever fully known.

© 2013, Michael R. Patton
searching for the new mythology

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rhetorical Worm



author's note:

"Are our minds to be bound by the the rhetorical question?

"Are we to cut off all thought, all argument with the saber of such questionable questioning?

"Are we to feign eloquence by repeating the same question again and again, dressing it in slightly different language with each repetition?"
                    -- anonymous


RHETORICAL WORM

As the weary human exclaimed,
"What type of God would create such a worm!"

the worm, now sick with poison, said,
"What type of God would create such a human?"

Unfortunately, neither pursued the question further.

© 2013, Michael R. Patton
searching for the new mythology

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