The Two-Minute Manager – 2 – LOVE

Here’s the second update from guest blogger, See Ye-Oh, with her unique take on all things romantic…

“With Valentine’s Day mercifully receding into the distance behind us, some thoughts for you on mixing love and work:

A leadership tip:
Beware of Valentine’s Day
Lessers WILL love you

Love is a weakness
Bond only with the useful
To drive you forward

Change your perspective
See compromise as failure
Assert your vision

Hearts break
Flowers die
Clear your vision
Touch the sky”

 

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Valentine's Countdown – 10

The romantically-inclined among you may be aware that Valentine’s Day is coming up… so as a reminder to myself to get out there and get/write my wonderful wife something suitable to express my love, I’m starting a poem-a-day daily countdown until “the big day”. They won’t all be Hallmark-friendly 🙂

 

Love’s a bumpy ride,
Like a train bound to a track
On a coastal route

Taking in the views,
Of the fraught, craggy headlands:
One destination.

 

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Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/hmoong/18994274149

Haiku – From Bad to Worse

No empty comforts;
Her wicked lies in my head
Melting my resolve

The space she has left…
Home comforts melt into air
As I head for sin.

Within her black heart,
Only evil. No comfort.
Her mind void of good.

 

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Written for secret keeper’s weekly prompt, using five words:
Comfort
Head
Space
Melt
Wicked
Weekly Writing Prompt #16

Weight of Love

I thought love would free me:
It only weighs me down.
My yesterdays hang heavy,
Whenever you’re around.

I want to soar and swoop
But can’t get off the ground.
I’m feeling lost and dizzy,
On this merry-go-round.

The idea of love’s a prison
Within which we’re all bound.

 

Photo: flickr.com/photos/archer10/15939727138

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Haiku – Magic

Each stolen snowflake,
A sweet moment on the tongue
Lover’s farewell kiss

 

Ronovan blogged earlier this week about a new form of haiku and free verse, which he’s calling freku. He explains it like this:

By taking a standard poem … and then attempting to sum that poem up in the three lines of a Haiku, you have quite a challenge. It is almost like developing a proverb of an idea.

There is some more information here: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/new-form-of-haiku-poetry/

This is my attempt at this. The above haiku should be read in conjunction with the “magic” poem published earlier today – https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/magic/ . I’m fairly happy with both versions, in different ways. The poem allows more depth and narrative around the situation, and the haiku takes a snapshot of the central moment and crystallizes that.

Would love to hear any thoughts that you have on either or both poems 🙂

 

Photo: flickr.com/photos/reallyterriblephotographer/4839625065

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Magic

Magic fell like snowflakes,
That frosty Christmas Eve.
We began that day as friends
But slowly two hearts weaved.

Frozen fountain-fumbling,
Then in the taxi back.
A night charged with promise
Along a one-way track.

But neither one was free
To follow that night through.
We each had our own loves,
And things we would not do.

We kissed a final time,
The longest of goodbyes.
Then went to face the music.
Breaking hearts and weeping eyes.

The snow that fell that night
Was melted by the sun.
All that fleeting magic,
Now regrets for what we’d done.

 

Written for: http://andytownend.com/2015/12/07/poetry-101-rehab-magic/

 

Photo: flickr.com/photos/arileu/9607563613

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Something Missing

Summer’s streamers rose on
Something more than two.
Hearts conjoined in clarity
We two, we happy few.

But the Earth revolves around the sun;
Each season has its day.
Sandy summer beaches set
And harden into clay.

Love’s the cruelest teacher;
These lessons are hard-won.
Now I sit here all alone,
Something less than one.

 

Written for: http://andytownend.com/2015/11/09/poetry-101-rehab-missing/

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Where Magic Lies (poem)

Eyes lock
Lean in
Second’s pause
Worlds spin

Flesh tingle
Hearts pound
Lips lock
Doubt downed

Heart’s plans
Come undone
There was two.
Now, one.

 

 

This is today’s contribution to OctPoWriMo – a challenge to write a poem a day during October. Today’s prompt was “magic”.

You can sign up here, at any time during the month, or just check out the prompts and tips if you prefer – http://www.octpowrimo.com/

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Image by Morgan Dragonwillow