Sunday, May 20, 2012

Life


Image:1 Poster for the film Trapeze with Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida
(Picture Credit: From Google Images)

                                                          The Circus with the Yellow Clown
                                                                              Marc Chagall 1967

Image:2  Courtesy of Tess' Magpie

Life is high trapeze
Swinging with uncertainties
Swaying with the wind

Life is whimsical
Clowning with lighter moments
Happy with laughter

Life is seriousness
Fighting hard for survival
For shelter and food

Life is all romance
Two hearts together as one
Never growing old

Written for Tess' Magpie #118

35 comments:

  1. life is all romance you know....the highs and the lows....we are always learning love...and to be loved...in the highs and lows....

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  2. The trapeze swings with our lives. Love the imagery, and the romance.

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  3. Brian - Life is all romance and it's blissful. The highs and lows make it more interesting, certainly

    Brenda - The trapeze swings give variety

    Hank

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  4. A bit of sweetness with my coffee this morning .. nice.

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  5. Aaah life. It is so many things. We write all kinds of poems about it don't we? This one encompasses much of life, our constant university.

    Nice write Hank. I enjoyed it much.

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  6. This is a surprise, with its downs and ups, like those old hooray!- awww! jokes, it illustrates reality and which part we concentrate on?

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  7. Swings and roundabouts, indeed...

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  8. If you swing on trapeze, then make sure you have rosin on your hands!

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  9. You have harnessed the varying nuances of life...well done

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  10. Life feels like a circus at times. There are many similarities and you have discovered some. I love the analogies. Thank you for sharing, Hank. My favorite, "Life is high trapeze Swinging with uncertainties Swaying with the wind." Great stuff.

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  11. This one is a beauty, life and trapeze.

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  12. Wonderful. I love your use of metaphors!

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  13. all those elements seem to be in the circus, but we should not permit them to abuse and have animals in the circus anymore...enlightenment

    show's about to begin

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  14. beautiful! ...and love can keep us young!

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  15. Ah yes, the heart of the travelling entertainer!

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  16. I love the circus and trapeze metaphor.resonates on many levels.

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  17. Ahhh! You paint life so beautifully
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  18. Hank....You've really said a lot about life in this poem! I especially like the idea of whimsy! I enjoyed this.

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  19. I specially like life is a high trapeze but hopefully with love, it never grow old ~

    Happy Monday Hank~

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  20. Yes, life is a roller coaster. Full of ups and downs. This is a great piece to remind us all Hank. Have to take the good with the bad and make the most of it all :)

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  21. I love your view of life.......between the pinnacles and the dips, it's all good!

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  22. Ah this is the circus of life. Lovely metaphor.

    Anna :o]

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  23. Yes...life is all these things...nice write...

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  24. Good one! I especially loved the first three lines...

    =)

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  25. Great poem, love the metaphor here.

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  26. those posters are fantastic!

    swinging today... we'll see how the landing goes.

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  27. Chagall is one of my most favourite of artists, and what an interpretation of the art of the trapeze, as the highs and lows of a relationship.

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  28. Very nice images in this Hank--and a lot of energy and high spirits--very suitable to both of the pics, and fun to read. Enjoyed it.

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  29. You've described a wondrous life, Hank. If only each of us could realize the truth, the potential. I suppose, though, each of us shall, sooner or later.
    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/05/21/take-action/

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  30. Hey Hank this is very profound, thanks mate

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  31. Beautiful...you covered all the bases!

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  32. Ah, the highs and lows - great imagery...

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  33. ah the swinging highs and lows of life!

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  34. Clever the way you've covered all the bases so economically. Like it greatly!

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