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Major Major Major Major Mage

MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR* MAGE

Mage
Image
Imagination
Magic

To change
That way
We view
Anything

(Apparently)

Changes
That thing
Itself
Including too

(Apparently)

That Whoever who ever
Dreamt
Of that viewing
Or that dreaming it

(Pause frame)

Let us go then explore
What Whoever
Inserted that doubt
That gave rise to

All these apparencies

Da capo
Ad infintum
Da capo
Ad infintum

(Apparently)

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*Major Major is a fictional character in Joseph Heller’s novel Catch-22.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Major_Major_Major)

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Dread Allurement (In Sept Format)

DREAD ALLUREMENT

Gone
Summer
Samhain’s come
The Dark Season
Breathes a chill
Fire
Burns

Burns
And yet
Has no warmth
I’m shivering
What’s that sound?
A door
Creaks

Creaks
Again
T’is the sidhe*
The Otherworld
Shadowy
Beckons
Me

Me
Oh my
May I dare?
Go find her there
My heart’s love
Passed on
Gone

Poetry challenge #3: Samhain

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*pron. shee.

Threshold

THRESHOLD

There’s this word “magic”
We think we know what it means
Till we know better

Serendipity

SERENDITY

Fools define it as
A fortunate happenstance
While behind the scenes …

Flutterbys

FLUTTERBYS

Feelings flicker on and off
Change places like a carousel

You know …
or else you do not know …

You love …
or else you do not love …

You hate …
or else you do not hate …

You fear …
or else you do not fear …

Admire …
worship …
or else despise …

… him
or … her
or … them
or … people

You think or else you do not think of
these feelings flickering on and off
changing places like a carousel

Words
just words
simply words?

Magician

MAGICIAN

You scan a few words
Thoughts and feelings rise and fall
Construct a whole world

Lineage

LINEAGE

Ali’s tale concealed a great truth
I cracked the code and found my own
A treasure trove of magic words
“Oh pen”, says me and hey presto!

Magic

MAGIC

I finally learned
To live magic

Not as if
That fixes anything

Or needs to

Which is good

One Two Infinity

ONE TWO INFINITY

One is One and all alone
(And evermore shall be so)
Of course you can add more Ones
Over and over and over again
Until the planet groans

Or you might try to multiply
That One by One by One
As many times as you like and more
But you’ll still be left alone
With no more than a single One

Yet bring on a Two
And you’re in with a chance
Of getting somewhere
No longer stuck in singularity
Insufficient, however singular

Addition diversifies, yes
But only at a plodding pace
Multiplication’s the real magician
A roguish twinkle in the eye
And an ace of hearts up the sleeve

You only require
A One and a Two
A little compounded interest
And in short order – Infinity and beyond!
Both within and without

Though without being with Two
You find, alack and alas
A lack and a loss
And being One alone
Is now no longer such fun

Infinity has some unusual properties
Infinity plus One, Infinity plus Two …
Continue adding more as long as you like
The answer remains, like Alice’s tea table, Infinity
For there is no escaping Infinity

Even infinite Infinities remain in essence One
Now, bear with me, envision, if you will
Introduce a mirror and One becomes Two
While two mirrors, face to face, produce
Infinities as far as two I’s can see

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