My 2nd Terzanelle
Replacement parts ever lacking ~ Only nothing lasts forever Replacement parts ever lacking Maintain each piston, cog, lever Appreciation is the key ~ Only nothing lasts forever Embrace of limitations frees Forge forth for futures to follow Appreciation is the key Being fully is not hollow Now's full of opportunity Forge forth for futures to follow Realize ingenuity Employ the tools you've been given Now's full of opportunity Affirmation is truth-driven Employ the tools you've been given Replacement parts ever lacking Replacement parts ever lacking
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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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26 thoughts on “Replacement parts, or: Truth-driven”
Love the mechanics of this one. 🙂
💝 Terveen 💝 – thank you
I can’t believe this David, you are a master in all forms. Such an amazing poetic mechanic, serving the parts of all forms…
Appreciation is the key!!!
Nothing lasts forever?
With you it just gets better.
On the same page?….you are volumes ahead. 🧡🧡
Sweet, but untrue. You’re incredibly wise, Abi.
Thanks poet. 🙂 so are you..🧡I’ve also lived a bit longer🧡….
Intricate, complexed and difficult
So many technicalities to bear in mind.
I would lose all my concentration going back and forth to check if I’m keeping to the rules.
Replacement parts depending on the model is so difficult to come by especially if one is looking for an original replacement piece….
So the only alternative is, to make do with what you have
The alternative, you expressed so eloquently,
Accepting limitation forge ahead
Through this extraordinary design, unknown to me.
💜 Abi 💜 – I think we’re on the same page!
they don’t make things like they used to be!
but you made this poem irreplaceable David!
❤ Cindy ❤ – you're very sweet – thank you!
It’s a pleasure David!!! 💖💖💖
Love this interlocking form and the way the topic is in itself an example of the intricacy of life….
❤ 🙂 Muri 🙂 ❤
I love this poem!! I certainly have some missing replacement parts, but embracing my limitations has helped me to forge ahead. I love that it’s okay to have missing parts and still be fully whole. I just love this message. Plus so clever!! Thank you for sharing your words.
❤ Cindy ❤ – thank you so much!
Of course we first need to see and acknowledge those tools… (k)
Antique time keeper
Chiming praise 🙂
greater than sum of parts
ergo praise resonating
Aww shucks. : )
Paid no attention to lessons past on form and pattern. Surprised how quickly I “discovered” the operative rule – the major one. Well done, wordsmith, well done.
✨🙏✨ Espie ✨🙏✨
This is so cleverly and artfully written. Your mind is on another level, good sir! It looks like a rather difficult format. 🙂
❤ Mike ❤ – based upon the quality of your poetry, I'd say that you're more than capable of tackling this form!
Aw, thanks for the kind words, David! Right back at you! 🙂 I’m tempted to try some of these formats you’ve been mastering. They really do look like a lot of fun.
I mean it with completely sincerity. I love your poetry.
*feeling humbled* Thanks so much, David. It means a lot to me. 😉