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Friday 23 November 2012

For Life and Love : a paean.

Semaphore (Samuel Peralta) in Form for All at dVerse Poets Pub challenges us to write an acrostic* poem -- a new departure for me.
Friends of Gaia gather round,
Open up your loving hearts
Return the love you have received:
Love the self, that first of much;
Inspire the tired, lack-lustre ones,
Fire them with the Earth's sure touch. 

Earth has bounty still in store.

All creation joins the song
(Nations clamour still for more),
Delights to greet each golden crop
Looks to man to mind the shop 
(Oh,shame, not all crops reach the shelves),
Violence is to ourselves.

Earth, begin again today!
A tad too late for your Thanksgiving, I tried to find a related theme. *Acrostic = The initial letters of each line spell out its theme.


Semaphore said...

You may want to review the second-to-last line to round out the acrostic... But this makes for a wonderful example. Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with the blessings of friends and family...

Daydreamertoo said...

Nice one Dave. You managed it easily. My wish is the same as yours. Get life back to basics once more and stop the endless lust for greed.

Sabio Lantz said...

I get that you were shooting to say people could care for and feed each other better. But I missed a few things:

(1) "Fire them" ?? Is this a good thing in your dialect of English?
(2) FORLIF E ANDLSV E ? "For Life and LSVE? What is that last word suppose to be?

Dave King said...

Thanks for pointing out the error. In fact, I missed out the "Oh! making the last word "love".
And thanks again for a great prompt. Blessings to you and yours.

Thanks. Yes, we're on the same wavelength here.

Thanks for the inquiries.
1: "Fire them" here means enthuse them, motivate them, encourage them etc.
2: As explained above: should have been "Love" -- as per the title.

Brian Miller said...

ha well played....the parenthesis lines help mask the form...and out hearts beat similar drums man...

Gerry Snape said...

life and love...!!thankyou

Mary said...

"Earth, begin again today!" YES!

A fine acrostic, Dave.

Anunoy Samanta said...

Dipped in optimism... loved your piece! and thanks... got to know this new style 'Acrostic' from your blogpost :-)

Anunoy Samanta


Claudia said...

very nice...there's a wonderful flow in this...and isn't it wonderful that the earth really always begins again right after the harvest...

Anonymous said...

Ha - very clever! A wonderful prayer. k.

Cait O'Connor said...

This sounds like a hymn as I read it in my head.

kaykuala said...

Great acrostic Dave! Hope your Thanksgiving was great too!


Ygraine said...

Late, perhaps:
but well worth waiting for!
Thanksgiving perfected :)

Dave King said...

Thanks Brian. Much appreciate.

What else is there? Thank YOU.

Also much thanks for this.

A warm welcome to you. Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving a comment.

Thank you for the comment, and yes, I do agree: it is wonderful.

Thank you so much.

Very pleasing comment. Thanks.

Thanks for saying. Good to know how you think.

Really good to hear this. Thanks for saying it.

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