Thursday, August 15, 2013

On Triangular Poems - A fibonacci

                                                                                 Attribution:GrahamColm
Image: A Fibonacci Sequence of Orchid Petals arrangement
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

1) Growing Old Gracefully!
Age
is just
a number. Growing
old gracefully is less
stressful. Have you heard the
quip, that a woman is as

old**  as she looks, man is
is old only when he
stops looking? Beg your
pardon, was just
saying so!
Whew!

**Note: Ladies please substitute ‘cute’ for 'old'
The Pub door is not open yet. Taking the cue from Brian
it’s counting words, adding one to each line and stepping
down with a mirror image in reverse

2) Losing Out on Friends
Where
one
seeks to
endure pain
of separation
Much too much too soon. Can one be

faulted knowing one’s welfare is
taken care of when
on the move
and with
no
friends?

Taking the cue from Mary one with a Fibonacci syllable count of 1 1 2 3 5 8
and a mirror image in reverse

Tony is hosting at d’Verse, Forms For All with Mathematical series, triangular poems. 

25 comments:

  1. LMAO at the quip, heard that one too. Age sucks with all the aches though

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  2. ha. i hope to grow old gracefully...and what a funny quip...there might be a bit of truth in that...hahaha

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    1. Thanks Brian, for the early submission

      Hank

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  3. haha...that first one gave me a good laugh... may they never stop looking...smiles

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  4. Two good ones, Hank. I agree with Claudia. One should LOOK forever. And as for the second one, it definitely is hard if one moves to maintain friendships.

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  5. I believe it was Groucho Marx who quipped that a man is only as old as the woman he's feeling ...

    Fun poems, Hank.

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  6. both are really good. I liked how you played with your words. splendid reading.

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  7. I think I'll always feel young on the inside, but the mirrors have got to go!

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  8. LOVE IT!
    Very nice.
    Mirrors are okay, scales gotta go!

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  9. Hank,

    You did a double..enjoyed both of them.

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  10. Growing old gratefully is up to a point I think... so far maybe :-)
    Enjoyed it a lot

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  11. These are great, Hank. I am starting to look old ;)

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  12. I like the idea of growing old gracefully, but I hope to have some humorous bumps along the way!

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  13. Well...it looks like you are a guy who is never going to grow old:)

    Both of these are very good. I think you have found your metier!

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  14. I'm already there :-( I say forget the grace..just grow and dance like no-one's watching :-) Liked both very much (and I inserted cute)

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  15. Much food for thought here, Hank -- and none the worse for that!

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  16. Great use of the form on both funny and sad subject matter.

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  17. Agree you used the form well - and the first gave me a smile. Well done.

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  18. You take to this form gracefully. Both examples bring out your sharp wit and charm.

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  19. ...oh yea... age is just a number... being young is an attitude... let's grow old as if we never get older every single day...smiles... losing a friend is like losing a part of you --- so painful...so hard... and after you have moved on still the feel will never be the same as how it was shared to a friend before... aww... these are excellent Hank... loved it... smiles...

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  20. That first one was so charming and humorous. I have lost many friends it never gets easier, in my mind friends are forever

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