Friday, May 6, 2016

Way to learn when it burns

                                                                                Author: Play Among Friends Paf
Image: Happiness Among Friends (here)

Credit to:
My candle burns at both ends (Edna St. Vincent Millay)

My!
What a handle holding a candle
Way to learn when it burns
Having a spat still wondering at
The loath triggered by both
Among friends that’s where it ends

For De's at d'Verse MTB : The Golden Shovel Form

13 comments:

  1. Ouch... I can feel that burn...

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  2. I can hear that last sizzle. Fantastic use of Millay's piece.

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  3. friendly spats - over quickly, hopefully

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  4. Always a worthwhile and enjoyable visit here!

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  5. Excellent use of Millay's piece :D

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  6. Words well written and very wisely also.
    Yvonne.

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  7. The burn can sure be felt haha

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  8. I hope the spat is truly over quickly. I kept imagining a friendship torched by a few angry words.

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  9. Gayle Walters RoseMay 6, 2016 at 8:50 PM

    Burning words can singe the best of friendships. Some spats do end friendships...mostly over insignificant things too.

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  10. It is sometimes hard to end a spat!

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  11. Love the point/counterpoint of the rhyme in this. Works well in this form.

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  12. Yes, agree with Walt on how well the rhyme works here. Also, find it interesting that the last line could indicate the end of the spat... or the friendship... depending on how one reads into it.

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    1. You're right PSC! Hank meant it to be the end of the spat. Among friends it is easier to forgive and forget. But you put a brilliant dimension into it where it can be the friendship that ends. Hank didn't think of it . Now that you've mentioned it, it can be seen that way too! Thanks a lot!

      Hank

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