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One Hundred : Four By Six

A Valentine’s Day poem?

Certainly. (Who needs clichés)

ONE HUNDRED

He was seventy-two
While she was twenty-eight.
A round number – Perfect!
Though only they thought that.

Attached: Senryu

ATTACHED

Miss you every day
Though my glass is half full
It is half empty

Three Steps To Love

THREE STEPS TO LOVE

One: I think
I love you.

Two: I learn
to love myself.

Three: I know
we are one.

Opposites

OPPOSITES

The opposite of love
Is not hatred but fear
Hatred is simply
An armour for fear

Darkness is not
The opposite of light
It is simply
An absence of light

Novitiate

NOVITIATE

I ask myself
Do I love you?

Is grass green?
Is the sky blue?

Look deep
Do I love you?

Is grass grass green?
Is the sky sky blue?

Look deeper
Do I love you?

Is grass just green?
Is the sky just blue?

Do I love you?
Look deeper yet

Sweet Permeations: Shadorma

SWEET PERMEATIONS

Love just is
In all directions
At all times
Whenever
We choose to stop blocking it
Simply let it be

To Show A True Face: Senryu

TO SHOW A TRUE FACE

May courage find me
Or at least a safe harbour
While I give the same

Pride And Prejudice: Tanka

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

They said not a word
For not a word need be said
A cloud of silence
Always accompanied them
Others looked on bathed in awe

Crazy Love

CRAZY LOVE

Love is like sugar
Craziness is like salt
Without either life is tasteless
While too much of either
Quickly spoils the enjoyment

But in the right proportions
Ah, how to describe it?
I do not have the skill
Still I know it when I taste it
And want to lick the platter clean

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I have posted this one before but way back in 2012 so nearly none of the current readers will have seen it before.

Lost In Translation: Shadorma

LOST IN TRANSLATION

I love you
A complex concept
To try to
Get across
When we know so few words of
Another’s language

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