Wednesday, May 4, 2016

SAD - IRONIC - GLAD - IDYLLIC

A SAD QUINTESSENCE OF AUTUMN
Sad.
No joy yesterday,
No yes today,
No success tomorrow.

Sadness.
No jesting lines,
No zest of minds,
No best of times.

Sad emptiness.
No fresh insights,
No restful nights,
No equal human rights.

Sad nests,
No harvest time blessing,
No parental addressing,
No fledglings impressing.

Sad empty nests,
No hidden birds of a feather shown,
No appeasement from those that have skyward flown.
No easing from bare trees who stand alone.

Sad trees,
Not keeping colours the same,
Not restraining the winds of change,
Not wearing a fashionable clothing range.

Sad naked trees,

I excuse your lachrymose loss of leaves,

My love encircles everyone of you that grieves,

In sacrifice we serve and then,

In faith our shared belief relieves,

A SAD QUINTESSENCE OF AUTUMN.

AN IRONIC EPITOME OF WINTER

Son
Unreached

Son
Unreaching

Son
Estranged
Acquaintance fleeting

Son
Displeased

Son
Displeasing

Son
Indifferent
Atmosphere freezing

Endure the absent warmth,
Find faith to fuel the furnace of forgiveness,
Clothe the coldest nights and days with hope,
Blanket a sonless heart of ice with love.

Face the unmerciful elements with courage,
Praying Son Of God please bring the thaw...
Brace every fibre of being for war...

Else this could be forevermore...
AN IRONIC EPITOME OF WINTER.

A GLAD JUVENESCENCE OF SPRING
Coming soon,
Won't be long now,
Look lively.

Smile, laugh, rejoice,
Show your beauty to the world.

Carefree, colourful, optimistic,
That's the spirit.

Come on,
See the jolly flowers in their juvenescence,
AND BE GLAD BECAUSE IT'S SPRING.

AN IDYLLIC EMBODIMENT OF SUMMER
Walk peacefully in the new day,
Freely away from the homestead,
Monumentally past the gum trees,
Blissfully down the gentle slope,
Happily through the flowering meadow.

Recline idly near the tree-lined river,
Comfortably upon the green grass,
Calmly in the safe seclusion.

Gaze aimlessly into the blue sky,
Enjoying its placid genius,
Content with the timeless pleasure
Of passing in a leisurely way -
One 
Eminently,
Innocent,
Idyllic, 
Summer 
Day.

© Michael Coldham-Fussell.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

AN IDYLLIC EMBODIMENT OF SUMMER

Walk peacefully in the new day,
Freely away from the homestead,
Monumentally past the gum trees,
Blissfully down the gentle slope,
Happily through the flowering meadow.

Recline idly near the tree-lined river,
Comfortably upon the green grass,
Calmly in the safe seclusion.

Gaze aimlessly into the blue sky,
Enjoying its placid genius,
Content with the timeless pleasure
Of passing in a leisurely way -
One
Emimently,
Innocent,
Idyllic, 
Summer 
Day.

Definitions:

embodiment

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

idyll sometimes US, idyl [ˈɪdɪl]
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a poem or prose work describing an idealized rural life, pastoral scenes, etc.
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) any simple narrative or descriptive piece in poetry or prose
3. a charming or picturesque scene or event
4. (Music / Classical Music) a piece of music with a calm or pastoral character
[from Latin Tdyllium, from Greek eidullion, from eidos shape, (literary) form]

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

A GLAD JUVENESCENCE OF SPRING

Coming soon,
Won't be long now,
Look lively.

Smile, laugh, rejoice,
Show your beauty to the world.

Carefree, colourful, optimistic,
That's the spirit.

Come on,
See the jolly flowers in their juvenescence,
AND BE GLAD BECAUSE IT'S SPRING.

Definitions:
juvenescence [ˌdʒuːvɪˈnɛsəns]
n
1. youth or immaturity
2. the act or process of growing from childhood to youth
3. restoration of youth; rejuvenation

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

AN IRONIC EPITOME OF WINTER

Son
Unreached

Son
Unreaching

Son
Estranged
Acquaintance fleeting

Son
Displeased

Son
Displeasing

Son
Indifferent
Atmosphere freezing

Endure the absent warmth,
Find faith to fuel the furnace of forgiveness,
Clothe the coldest nights and days with hope,
Blanket a sonless heart of ice with love.

Face the unmerciful elements with courage,
Praying Son Of God please bring the thaw...
Brace every fibre of being for war...

Else this could be forevermore...
AN IRONIC EPITOME OF WINTER.

Definitions:
epitome [ɪˈpɪtəmɪ]
n
1. a typical example of a characteristic or class; embodiment; personification he is the epitome of sloth
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a summary of a written work; abstract
[via Latin from Greek epitomē, from epitemnein to abridge, from epi- + temnein to cut]
epitomical [ˌɛpɪˈtɒmɪkəl], epitomic adj

irony
n pl -nies
1. the humorous or mildly sarcastic use of words to imply the opposite of what they normally mean
2. an instance of this, used to draw attention to some incongruity or irrationality
3. incongruity between what is expected to be and what actually is, or a situation or result showing such incongruity
4. (Performing Arts / Theatre) See dramatic irony
5. (Philosophy) Philosophy See Socratic irony
[from Latin ironia, from Greek eirōneia, from eirōn dissembler, from eirein to speak]
adj ironic(al) [aiˈronik(l)]
adv iˈronically

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

A SAD QUINTESSENCE OF AUTUMN

Sad.
No joy yesterday,
No yes today,
No success tomorrow.

Sadness.
No jesting lines,
No zest of minds,
No best of times.

Sad emptiness.
No fresh insights,
No restful nights,
No equal human rights.

Sad nests,
No harvest time blessing,
No parental addressing,
No fledglings impressing.

Sad empty nests,
No hidden birds of a feather shown,
No appeasement from those that have skyward flown.
No easing from bare trees who stand alone.

Sad trees,
Not keeping colours the same,
Not restraining the winds of change,
Not wearing a fashionable clothing range.

Sad naked trees,

I excuse your lachrymose loss of leaves,

My love encircles everyone of you that grieves,

In sacrifice we serve and then,

In faith our shared belief relieves,

A SAD QUINTESSENCE OF AUTUMN.

Definitions:
quintessence [kwɪnˈtɛsəns]
n
1. the most typical representation of a quality, state, etc.

2. (Chemistry) an extract of a substance containing its principle in its most concentrated form

3. (Philosophy) (in ancient and medieval philosophy) ether, the fifth and highest essence or element after earth, water, air, and fire, which was thought to be the constituent matter of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things
[via French from Medieval Latin quinta essentia the fifth essence, translation of Greek pemptē ousia]

lachrymose [ˈlækrɪˌməʊs -ˌməʊz]
adj
1. given to weeping; tearful
2. mournful; sad
[from Latin lacrimōsus, from lacrima a tear]
lachrymosely 
adv
lachrymosity [ˌlækrɪˈmɒsɪtɪ]
n

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