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If We Were Granted Sleight of Hand

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Nan
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0 posted 06-10-99 10:08 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

(a villanelle)

Our lives could be just as we've planned;
Each day's forecast our own devise
If we were granted Sleight of Hand.

Divergency we'd not withstand
In staid agenda naught reprise
Our lives could be just as we've planned

Exigency meets our command
Dare not eschew nor compromise
If we are granted Sleight of Hand

Such stringency invites remand
Contentious staunch sinew belies
Our lives shan't be just as we've planned

Felicity in fain so grand
In dreams undoffed we'll fantasize
If we are granted Sleight of Hand

Existence swept as grain of sand
Fulfillment appetence descries
Our lives shan't be just as we've planned
If we are granted Sleight of Hand





[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 06-10-99).]
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Alicat
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1 posted 06-10-99 07:06 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!
Nan, I am most fortuned indeed to have met you, as you have demonstrated prosaic forms unknown to this oft-dull mentality. Thank you most kindly, m'lady!



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Fred Hobbs
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Nan,
What Allistair said and more. You have the varied skills and vocabulary to teach us all something.

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Poet deVine
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Great job, Nan! These things are hard to write but this is excellent!



Wolfgang
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4 posted 06-12-99 09:23 PM       View Profile for Wolfgang   Email Wolfgang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wolfgang's Home Page   View IP for Wolfgang

this is in a class all of it's own.
You did a great job with it. Lot of thought from you and for the reader.
Balladeer
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5 posted 06-12-99 09:53 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Big deal. Any superhuman, brilliant, one-of-a-kind, educated, articulate genius could have written this!
ashlerr
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6 posted 06-13-99 06:46 AM       View Profile for ashlerr   Email ashlerr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ashlerr

balladeer has a unique way of saying your poem was very good. i really respect the choice in style in which you chose to write this peom. i havent read much of your work but i definatley look forward to see what specialties you come up with next.
Ron
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Reminds me of Sun Tzu's "Art Of War." Except on a grander scale, and much more beautifully said. Who says poetry can't cross Nationalistic boundaries? Taoist philosophy, written in impeccable English, cast in a French format...
Tim
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I am sorry I did not see this before...
wonderful...
leelew
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Nan....this was fantastic!
IsabelleSkye
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OK my dear you've hidden all these oldies away....I'm gonna hafta go archive digging LOL
This was neat, now if I only knew the rules to writing a villanelle....
I.Skye

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TomMark
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of course it is good.
enjoyed the read
TM
 
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