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Sleight of Hand.... (repost for pandora)

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Nan
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         A Villanelle

Our lives could be just as we've planned;
Each day's forecast our own devise
If we are 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 05-12-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Nancy Ness - All Rights Reserved
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Oh man *pouting*...does that mean we can't have our cake and eat it too? Oh darn!
It is fun, though, fantasizing about how things could be if we only had that power! Excellent writing, Nan, but of course!

Denise
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Life is what you make it until fate steps in the way. I guess that is part of the fun of life, those little surprises and uncertainities. Fantastic poem, I will admit I had to consult my dictionary once or twice. My brain is on go slow mode lately.  
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3 posted 05-12-2000 09:11 PM       View Profile for pandora   Email pandora   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pandora

Thank you thank you thank you ... for reposting this... it is a wonderful verse... well written and full of truth ... i love it!

luv, pan
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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

---------------
words of wisdom Nan...
written oh so poetically I might add.
love the vocabulary in this one..
why you should teach a class or something me thinks LOL
take care, jm
Nan
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Thanks guys....

Denise - Sometimes you just gotta have the unabridged version, ya know?

brian - Thanks... and fate is when we allow our futures to happen to us and not try to make them happen...

pan.... big smiles...

Janet Marie....  ... I'll see if I have any spare time to fit a class in...
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6 posted 05-13-2000 02:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

hehehehe......it's on my list! That Original Thesauras sounds like a good investment too!
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Absolutely beautiful Nan.  Had to read it 3 or 4 times to sorta get a handle on it (us simpletons have trouble with thoroughbred language), but I think it superb.  And I think fate happens whether we try to make it happen or not, though I also think we have the ability to mold and shape it...but that's an expansive subject.

I look forward to, and enjoy all your poems I have thus far read, Nan, and thank you for posting them.

j.
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When they said, "the hand was quicker than the eye..." Were they talking about poets..? Ness work Nancy.



 If I could paint a portrait, of this life in which I've led, and somehow sketch a story, of the visions in my head, I'd start out with a canvas, stretched tightly in a frame, and in the bottom corner, I'd leave room to sign my name. (Michelle A. Bartley)
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Ah, sweet Nan. This was one of the early poems of yours that en-deer-ed you to me. Wonderful work .
Kit McCallum
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Thank you for reposting this Nan ... I'm so glad I did not miss this. Truly wonderful work, and so eloquently stated ... I loved this!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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jwesley - hehe... your name makes me feel like I should be running off to church.... maybe I'll do just that on my way to say Happy Mother's Day to Mom... Thanks for reading and enjoying - I'll be watching for your work as well..

lucky - 'Tis the Ness-Mess at work.. for sure..

My Deer - C'mon now - You know you loved me the minute I pulled you out of the Quickslam Pit...

Kit - Thanks - We have a mutual-admiration society going here, I do believe...
 
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