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Monkey shines

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Seymour Tabin
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             Monkey shines

I sometimes walk on hands and feet,
Just to walk across the street.
To climb the limbs of a forest tree,
To write a line of poetry.

Swing on vines of verse and rhyme,
Skinny ones and thick in prime.
Try to reach the highest perch,
To grasp the flowers of my search.

Each vine a symbol that hangs down.
Some carry and some break down.
Some will swing you to the heights.
Launch you to fantastic flights.

When I'm tired I weave a nest,
Of words and symbols I like best.
Ponder all the things bizarre.
And wish straight up into a star.

Perhaps these seem like monkey shines?
Playing here with verse and vines.
But civilization plays its power,
Much to close for freedoms hour.

And so I swing, from time to time,
In muse and yield to verse and rhyme.

© Copyright 1999 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-12-1999 10:35 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

The final two couplets say it, Sy.....
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 12-12-1999 02:43 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Nan,
Thank you for the read and comment. *L*
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Seymore, this is absolutely wonderful and I second nan, love the last few stanzas!!!
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4 posted 12-12-1999 02:54 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Seymour -

You've said a lot
with just your swinging.
You'll never be too late ...
swinging through
to rhyme and reason
like a shining primate.




 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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5 posted 12-12-1999 04:46 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

'Swing on vines of verse and rhyme'

Wonderful poem, Seymour! Happy swinging!


 Denise


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6 posted 12-13-1999 01:27 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Hoot,
Oh, you didn't know I was a swinger?
Marge,
Love your little ditty
It was oh so witty. *L*
Denise,
And happy swinging to you too. *L*
Elizabeth Santos
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Can't picture you on hands and feet
Or groping for a verse or rhyme
You have no end of thought or feel
And express it always in words sublime
Your talents have such wide appeal
Just a little of it I'd like to steal

Your poetry brightens my day
Liz
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Sy, just do me one small favor. On the days I come over, PLEASE don't walk across the street on your hands and feet! I'm not sure I could handle it!!

But I can handle this poem. It's a good one  
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  Well, Sey, I've always been ape for your poetry!  

 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain


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One doesn't show up for a few days, and everyone goes bananas in the jungle!  

But with words and prose like this,
seems I can only bungle.

So I'll say "Sy, you did it fine,
out there swinging to verse and rhyme!"
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Sy--picture a large hairy, smiling gorilla, laying on his back juggling words with three limbs and catching them with another--that's after the swinging, of course.  How ever you do it, you always do it so well!

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Seymour Tabin
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12 posted 12-14-1999 04:24 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
I said it first,
*L* you *L* you.
Bal,
OK I'll stay upright while your here.
Caroline,
Your a doll, thank you.
Sunshine,
Yes it's a jungle out there.
Martie,
Beautiful picture. *L*
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Sy! Sy! The Monkey man!
You can't catch him - nobody can!

Well done, master poet.

K
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14 posted 12-14-1999 09:10 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Severn,
You better watch out I don't swing your way.
LOL
 
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