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Muses ~

Methodically to impart

To Psyche the poetic art;
Prosaic-pure her soul remain’d.
No wondrous sounds escaped her lyre

E’en in the fairest Summer night;
But Amor came with glance of fire,–

The lesson soon was learn’d aright. 1827.*

~ A PLAN THE MUSES ENTERTAINED. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“MAKING FRIENDS WITH YOURSELF!” ~

“MAKING FRIENDS WITH YOURSELF!” a poem 3 September 2019 (Tuesday)

Introduction: SOMETHING may be bugging you, but don’t get too upset;

Smile-and-wait; let-it-“fizzle-out?” That-MIGHT-be a-good BET!

But SOMETHING likes to “test-you,” to-see-where your Heart’s at,

And-here’s-a-little-poem (for ALL) ’bout OHM & SAT & T-AT!

PART 1: “THERE’S ALSO (ALWAYS) SOMETHING IN YOUR SMILE!”

SOMETHING made me laugh, and Something makes me cry,

And we’ll be living-in-Something, in The Big,-Sweet By[e] & By[e]!

Something’s HAPPENING! Is it GOOD? Is it BAD?

Does it matter whether SOMETHING makes you happy or sad?

It may all depend – upon IF Something is your Friend;

I wanna “send you SOMETHING NICE,” but that all will depend,

On whether or not you’re comfortable, with being flexible & easy!

SOMETHING’S “like The Wind,” to-be heavy – or be breezy!

But, of course, I wanna get you SOMETHING NICE, which-will help you to be happy,

But when “Something Comes Down,” it can sometimes make-you-feel real-“crappy!”

Well, I think LOVE can MANIPULATE SOMETHING, if you play your cards just right!

SOMETHING’s ALWAYS here! You can give IT lots of might,

Or you can be CREATIVE! [I’m ALWAYS reaching for your hand!]

You can let SOMETHING sweep you up & down in IT, or you can firmly take a stand!

I CHOOSE TO TAKE A STAND; I’ll-take-a-stand WITH-YOU,

For “The Glory of Our Love!” Something-in-Love’s what-I wish-to-do!

PART 2: “SOMETHING’S UP!”

IF “Something Came Up,” then SOMETHING’S UP!

IF it “came-up outta-The-Blue,” should I pour-you another cup?

IF Something JUST CAME UP – and caught you by surprise,

I’m sure that we can handle it – with-this-LOVE that’s IN OUR EYES!

IF “Something Comes,” you DON’t have-to “let-IT-give-you such-a start,”

But maybe for a while at least, it’s time to simply part!

Sometimes SOMETHING seems to be “overwhelming and/or unspecified,”

And, if it keeps-interrupting The-Precious-Flow of-your-“Heart-Ride,”

WHY PLAN ANYTHING anyhow, oh Ye Friend(s) of mine,

Isn’t IT better -to “give-it-over” to “Something?” that’s much more fine?

WHAT’S THE VALUE – OF PLANNING STUFF, you-know – for us to do,

When you are (after all) GONE! So, there’s only-me (without YOU)?

And that means, I guess, THAT SOMETHING HAS (simply) “TAKEN THE CAKE,”

That SOMETHING IS THERE! (pause) for Goodness’ Sake,

SOMETHING very-important, you-know!? Shall-we defer to-HER!?

And have an adventure with SOMETHING? Well! Do you con-CUR?

Postlude: I think that SOMETHING’S happier, if you drink some water, son,

And, if you get-out in-The-Sunshine, IT might be much more fun,

For, IN THE SUN, your eyes sparkle, and there’s-“Something” always there!

It’s in your Smile, Voice and Touch – and it’s-also IN-YOUR STARE! ♥

fin ♥

Perfection in the eye of the beholder ~

“THE EYE(S) OF GOD!” a poem “Perfection Is In The Eyes Of The Beholder!” September 2, 2019 (Monday)

Inside and out! Outside and in!

“A mind for business, and-a-body for ‘sin!’ “

(You’re) The Most Beautiful Woman, I’ll-e-ever see,

Today or whenever; you’re just-right for me!

Such a good fit! “Perfect,” I’d say;

You-say: “I SEE Y O U! You-you, all-day,

But how can you see ME as perfect? (It’s) alarming,

But you’re right; I’m-for-you, My Bonny Prince Charming!”

The “fact” of the matter – is really quite clear,

When you-love-someone LOTS! (pause) Even-when-you-get-near,

You’re experiencing them the-way-that-“God”-does, you-know,

And – through-the[se]-“God’s-Eye[s],” you’ve-a soft, hallowed glow,

And-a PERFECTly DIVINE look, sound – and smell;

I’m sure I would still love you, [if-you’re] straight from some H – L L!

I am simply in awe and in love with you, Dear;

Through the eye(s) of The God-of-Love – you-have-no possible peer!

You-are, Yes, to me – PERFECT & WHOLE;

God sees-us all-truly, deep down to our “soul!”

And (S)He falls quite in love with us – ev-ery day!

My eye(s) now is (are) God’s,

So you’re-PERFECT, I say!

fin ♥

The Better ~

“THE BETTER!” a short poem for: Sunday, September 1st (2019)

It’s-“GOOD” to invite your pastor home for dinner!

But, it’s even-”BETTER,” to-go-“out-there” and-seek-Ye “a-sinner!?”

For, the only one you TRULY – think is-a-sinner,

Is always AN ANGEL in disguise,

Who has just hidden “her” self! a way from your eyes,

‘Cause ANGELS KNOW: The REAL-nice people help “The Weak,”

“The Destitute!”

And-“Crazy!”

THOSE WHO-ACCEPT SUCH (people) ARE-WHAT WE CALL:

“The-Meek!”

fin ♥

“EVERYTHING IS SACRIFICED HERE!” a poem, a.k.a.: “Is There A Plan B?” September 1, 2019 [SUNDAY]

“EVERYTHING IS SACRIFICED HERE!” a poem, a.k.a.: “Is There A Plan B?” September 1, 2019 [SUNDAY]

“We don’t need THIS, Mr. Mystic Poet;

Surely-NOT ‘this one;’ Surely, you know it!

NO-NO-NO-NO; we ask kindly that-you spare US!

We’ll stop reading HERE!” “OK!? (pause) Even-if I-promise NOT-t’-cuss?

I’ll just-write whatever occurs to me,

About: SACRIFICE, sacri- f-i- cially:”

Here, it’s “Dog Eat Dog!” and “Survival of Those Most Fit?!”

“Live and Let Die!”

Of course, I’m just “a twit,”

Writing of-how Jesus died, as an example of GOD!?

A sacrifice – of HIMself! Which, around-here, means: HIS BOD;

Let it: BE CONSUMED! or BURNED! or HUNG UP THERE!

“Eat others – to live!” Yet, yes, I really care,

About: PRESERVATION! KINDNESS! and, of course, GOOD-HEALTH,

But “SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST” means-that Trump, with all his wealth,

Is surviving VERY WELL, as long as societies see LOTS OF MON- EE,

As-a BIG-PLUS, rather than something close-to in-fam – EE!

INFAMY! by-those with MUCH-more than they need,

And never really sharing, as they watch others bleed,

And be “kept out,” from, perhaps, getting a little share!

Oh, well, THAT’S LIFE AND DEATH, but I-smell no-death-in-the-air,

Because the dead smell’s been sanitized with odor spray or a raging fire!

It’s pretty obvious that THIS PLACE supports “THE CLEVER BUYER,”

Who declares: “WE CAN ALL LIVE AND LET LIVE!?”

And-then (s)he goes to survey for dinner, what The Slaughterhouse might give!

“We didn’t like THAT TEACHING, Mystic Poet; it hurt our ears!”

“Sleep well, Dear Friends! May a PLAN B(e)-available, allowing-us to-sleep, Through-our-tears!”

fin ♥

They walk among us, they breed, and they vote ~ Funny things

I went through the McDonald’s driveway window and I gave the cashier a $5 bill.
Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her 25c.
She said, ‘you gave me too much money.’
I said, ‘Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar back.’
She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request.
I did so, and he handed me back the 25c, and said ‘We’re sorry but we don’t do that kind of thing.’
The cashier then proceeded to give me back 75 cents in change.
Do not confuse the people at MacD’s.

We had to have the garage door repaired.
The repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a ‘large’ enough motor on the opener.
I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower.
He shook his head and said, ‘You need a 1/4 horsepower.’
I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, ‘NOOO, it’s not. Four is larger than two.’
We haven’t used that repairman since…

I live in a semi rural area.
We recently had a new neighbour call the local city council office to request the removal of the KANGAROO CROSSING sign on our road.

The reason: ‘Too many kangaroos are being hit by cars out here! I don’t think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.’

My daughter went to a Mexican fast food and ordered a taco.
She asked the person behind the counter for ‘minimal lettuce.’
He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.

I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked,
‘Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?’
To which I replied, ‘If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?’
He smiled knowingly and nodded, ‘That’s why we ask.’

The pedestrian light on the corner beeps when it’s safe to cross the street.
I was crossing with an ‘intellectually challenged’ co-worker of mine.
She asked if I knew what the beeper was for.
I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.
Appalled, she responded, ‘what on earth are blind people doing driving?!’
She is a government employee…..

When I arrived at a car dealership to pick up my car after a service, I was told the keys had been locked in it.
I went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver’s side door.
As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked.
‘Hey,’ I announced to the technician, ‘its open!’
His reply, ‘I know. I already did that side.’
STAY ALERT!

They walk among us, they breed, and they vote…….

Stand Tall ~ Art for Sale

Intro: I passed the lovely cherry tree; it was at dawn one day,

And, as I walked, the iris spoke; here’s-what THE-IRIS say:

“Life, it takes some effort, but-if-you-can TRY, all the while,

To-stand UPRIGHT! with petals e-rect – and smile, smile, smile!”

“THE ADVICE OF THE IRIS!” a poem, a.k.a.: “Stand For Something!” Aug. 22, 2019 (Thursday)

SMILE! Just – smile! and, also – STAND UP STRAIGHT!

Get-up (at) 7:00, not 8:00? and, with-that-extra-hour, you-might-feel-great!

Smile like-the Smiling Jaguar, who-guards-the-iris-patch at The Palace Wall!

STAND STRAIGHT (closer-to-Heaven), and people will say: “HOW TALL,

THAT STATELY [ ] looks; I-think-(s)he-looks an-hour younger!”

Smile! and Stand Up Straight! and (also) satisfy YOUR HUNGER,

With some good food and-sunshine and-also rain-and-air,

And-suddenly! Life might seem better! Here – and everywhere!

YOU’LL HAVE (closer-to) “24/7” WORTH-OF-A- “GOOD HAIR DAY,”

And, along with you, I bet your friends – might surely shout: “Hooray!”

AND!! Please-know, since you seem “better” and “taller,”

“They” might ask-you for 10 dollars, ’cause they’ll know you might NOT holler!

Instead, you’ll SMILE, like The Smiling Jaguar, who lives just up the lane,

Who’s so-tall (as-he’s smiling pretty!)

NOW, THE JAGUAR WILL RULE & REIGN!

fin ♥

Outro: As I left my pretty IRIS, they-seemed-to-droop, just a-little!

“But we’re smiling and (trying to) stand(ing) straight!? This is such a riddle,

To determine whatever it is – additionally! that we need!”

I turned back – to my little friend(s), for-the irises were perplexed, indeed!

And I said, “I’ve got an idea,” and I ADDED SOME NICE WATER!

Now, THEIR SMILING & STRAIGHTNESS seems (pause) much-more,

Like-it-aught[er]!

(These are two original acrylic and pastel paintings, beautifully framed!)

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