Deceptively Simple


Despite its sundry dalliances and appurtenances
This poem announces no more than its presence
And exists to check out whether you’re here now
Reading, accepting now as now sans distraction.

In the absence of dalliances and appurtenances
(Busily active yet unconscious; if not of course
In that case all and any bets are officially off.)
Let us assume you are here now and job done.

~~~~~ ~ ~~~~~

(As promised, Ken.)

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on November 23, 2018, in Poetry and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Taking you at your word, the focus of my attention is here and now, and I commend you for a job well done.


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    • Thank you, sir.

      I should love to present this trio of poems at the next meeting (Dec 12th) of our local Poets Out Loud evening if you are willing. In order to give you proper credit I need to know your full name. I should like to give interested attendees your WordPress address too. What do you think?

      It occurred to me, as it may well have done to you also, that our little interchange can be viewed as a kind of expanded version of renga.

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      • Excellent! I am most flattered.

        Ken Gierke. (Which has a hard “G” and rhymes with “murky,” although I am – for the most part – usually not dark, gloomy, and cheerless.

        And yes. it has the makings of a renga!


  2. Well done. I am here. But soon I’ll be gone–the job done.

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  3. Here, and Now (or never!) 🙂

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