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Iíve heard that ignorance is bliss
and that love is anchored by
the weight of a kiss
but the truth is far more complex
than laws of attraction, friendship or sex.

Love is not a numbers game
itís formulaís answer is never the same
more than simple cause and effect
the effects of collision
are almost never direct.

Coupling cannot be a science
nor the result of unconscious bias
itís a personal miracle, a meeting of minds
a precarious mixture of
portents and signs.

This is practical magic, two soulsí incantation
not a matter or facts or predestination
Itís woven of laughter and uncommon ease
an answer to questions
Iíve asked on my knees.

------
Smile if you're stupid,
laugh if you understand.


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The following comments are for "An Argument for the Arcane"
by Bartleby

of "practical magic"
..and sideswipes

good stuff



( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: March 4, 2011 )

arcane
Oh my friend -I like this one. Fresh and different in approach to an age old question, still unanswered but the answer must be closer for this poem, adroit and lucid. Thank you - A treat!
Ken

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: March 4, 2011 )

Fathoming Love
You are such a romantic Bart...but you never view love through rose colored glasses...Love is complex, yet simple at the same time...men have been trying to fathom its mysteries since time began...including Adam...and look where that got him! lol

This is so lovely and so you!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: March 4, 2011 )

begs the question
Well crafted poem .. slightly wry with humour .. hope it's intended or else I'm .. once again .. quirky.

Enjoyed the sophistication of the rhyme scheme which came along .. effortlessly to my eyes.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

Sorry bout US
I will go out on the limb and believe you are in the yyounger generation, based on my belief that this is a very good poem that reflects our youth today, undoubdetedly and indisputedly the wisest, most hip, highest educated, and yes, bravest generation in history.

I apologize for my own generation that we have made such an unholy mess of the planet in nearly all ways, but do believe it is in good hands today.

Very good poem, but I also have to admit, on the first reading, I am only smiling. I will read it again, maybe get a chuckle this time. lol

( Posted by: VEEBDOSA [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

Stars in Your Eyes





I will often smile because I am thick
while at times laughter does the trick
Love is blind when there is no disguise
goes round and round with truth or lies
Now here is the man that loves to please
I wont kneel down it for wears out knees
With equal rights men and women are free
So I expect the ladies to Go Down On Me
I like your verses you are very clever
Love has no answers if you wrote forever


The answer is in the Stars
http://tinyurl.com/494thsp

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

Arcane
Bartleby

One good piece of poetry. Superior use of word choice and a rhyme scheme that made the flow of the piece pop jingle and chime-

my warmest
bob- the fearless Red Cockroach;)

( Posted by: TheRedCockRoach [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )

nothing much to say
Good stuff.


Abel

( Posted by: pablowilliams [Member] On: March 5, 2011 )





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