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CARLENE’S POEMS

CARLENE’S POEMS

My friend Carlene Greenlee sent me a couple of short poems to add to this endeavor.  Carlene lives on the Big Island (Hawai’i).

She says about them, “Both poems were influenced by feelings of love.  This old lady had no idea that being in love and ensuing heartbreak could occur at my advanced age.  These two poems represent a conduit of romance becoming heart break.  Heart ache remains an obscene affront to the passion, desire and  vulnerable heart.”

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POEMS THAT SING

POEMS THAT SING

My idea of “poet” is someone who loves words.  The dictionary (preferably unabridged) is this kind of poet’s Bible.  The etymology of words — how they began, how they change in meaning and develop nuances over time, and how they die when they’re neglected — that’s a fascination for this kind of poet.

Why one word or phrase works and another doesn’t…the TASTE of words…their music and the rhythm of strings of them, their “prosody” — that stuff’s exciting to my kind of poet.

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