Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Is there a method to solve a problem?

                                                                                           Attribution: Alves gaspar
Image: Young Paper Wasp Queen
Guarding her Eggs and Nest (here)

The given words:
3WW - intimate jagged thirst
Sunday's Whirligig - method bleached sheep humming
men fool needlework stones country olive dominoes laugh

Not having an intimate knowledge
Jagged in approach
What a thirst!

Is there a method to solve a problem?
Bleached of responsibilities
Shoved or led like sheep
But still humming a tune
Must men just fool themselves
with self denial?

Problem analysis and decision-making
An art form of meticulous needlework
woven into a fabric of factual imagination

Lest they disintegrate one needs to
draw on many known and unknown facts
Rummaging through even eventually
with soiled hands is a must
Leaving stones unturned is sacrilege
Hands-on so they say!

Armed with the potential sting
at the ready
As a wasp guarding her domains
Or a leader over his country
Perhaps an olive branch
waved occasionally to maintain stability

When all relevant elements
are factored in difficulties arising
will not as a consequence make
them fall like dominoes

Triumphant, one has the last laugh!
Happiness written all over
Still easier said than done
But has to be done
Period!

For Thomg's hosting at 3WW week #428
MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #8 and
Susan's PU's Midweek Motif - Happiness

24 comments:

  1. Complex considerations well balanced for poetry



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    ALOHA from Honolulu,
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  2. Interesting play with the given words. I see you questioned whether or not this was happiness by the end.

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  3. Sadly happiness is seen as being in control rather than pleasing others. We still have be so much to learn and so little time.

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  4. "Problem analysis and decision-making
    An art form of meticulous needlework
    woven into a fabric of factual imagination".....my favorite lines...

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  5. what an intellectual approach, a dissection, of the art of happiness.

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  6. Loved the word play in this intellectual piece :D

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  7. "Armed with the potential sting
    at the ready
    As a wasp guarding her domains"

    luv this image

    thanks for dropping in to read mine

    much love...

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  8. happiness can be as little or as complex as we make it. Sometimes we just have to do it indeed, no matter how much of a pain something is

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  9. Things do fall like dominoes into place

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  10. What a twisty, windy road to happiness. Well done

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  11. Strong words do punctuate. the wasp an excellent choice in this. A different form of happiness isnt it - the happiness for the one who topples the king

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  12. at the end of the day, once happiness is achieved, we are definitely winners

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  13. Once a problem is solved, we feel the relief, the joy and happiness of accomplisment. Good thoughts here Hank.

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  14. "Bleached of responsibilities"--what a fantastic line :-)

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  15. interesting perspective of 'happiness'. ..aligning all factors to understand a situation based on judgement if ultimately resulting in minimizing the 'domino affect' and this provides joy then this is an accomplishment.

    gracias

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  16. This stanza was especially striking/powerful for me...

    "Armed with the potential sting
    at the ready
    As a wasp guarding her domains
    Or a leader over his country
    Perhaps an olive branch
    waved occasionally to maintain stability"

    Thought-provoking write!

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  17. Hank,

    You have woven quite a few complex considerations into a very neat set of words..Plenty of food for thought and that sense of achievement; thus happiness!!
    Eileen

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  18. Step by step seems to be the way with many things...nice write Hank!

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  19. Order!! :) there can only be peace when everyone works together in perfect harmony and balance, unfortunately nothing is fair in politics.

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