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      Just Doing His Job

 I questioned the plug in my sink,
“Growing up, what is it you think
     You’ll turn out to be?”
     Not answering, did he;
He stopped me as quick as a wink.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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Venus reflected in the Pacific Ocean

Venus reflected in the Pacific Ocean (Photo credit:Brocken Inaglory via Wikipedia)


Trying To Trick Me

Bright, bright star
I know what you are –
NOT a star.

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Tonight’s first
Star that I can see –
A planet!

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Do you move?
If so, you’re merely
An airplane.

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How can I
Wish upon a star?
It’s tricky.

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.
See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed:

https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

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English: Steacie Science and Engineering Libra...

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        Legalized Theft

I went into the tomb of tomes.
I took one from the shelf.
I took it home and read it.
I made a copy for myself.

I took the first back to its place.
I have the one I stole.
I store it in my head, you see,
And try to keep it whole.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012

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A typical firmware-controlled device, a televi...

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Lose Control?  No way!

Remote chance
That I’ll surrender
The remote.

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Weatherman Job Insecurity

Same forecasts
All Texas summer –
Recorded.

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Like This One

Drive thru wait
When fast food is slow –
Write haiku.

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.
See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed:

https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

 

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Sun ray at River, Bangladesh.

(Photo credit: Mahbub Hasan via Wikipedia)

         Could I Love You?

In the morning, could I love you?
Sunshine, I, upon your face?
Could I wrap my arms around you?
Give you life by my embrace?

Could I light your eyes with wonder,
Brighten and reveal the world
That your beauty might reflect there,
In a pond no stone has swirled?

In the noontime, could I love you,
Brightly beam upon your cheeks?
Like I shine upon the snow-capped,
Fir-lined breasts of mountain peaks?

Could I be the heat to warm you,
Center of your universe?
Sunlight for your every shadow,
Key and coin for your purse?

In the evening, could I love you,
Send you home with day’s last light,
Warm you for the final journey,
Into God’s eternal night?

All I’m asking: Could I love you
From the dawn to setting sun,
From this moment till forever?
Grant this wish, the only one.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

 

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English: English country lane in Autumn.

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I Shall Not Pass Again This Way

The bread that bringeth strength I want to give,
The water pure that bids the thirsty live:
I want to help the fainting day by day;
I’m sure I shall not pass again this way.

I want to give the oil of joy for tears,
The faith to conquer crowding doubts and fears.
Beauty for ashes may I give always:
I’m sure I shall not pass again this way.

I want to give some measure running o’er,
And into angry hearts I want to pour
The answer soft that turneth wrath away;
I’m sure I shall not pass again this way.

I want to give to others hope and faith,
I want to do all that the Master saith;
I want to live aright from day to day;
I’m sure I shall not pass again this way.

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Delaware license plate from personal collection

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License Plate Lesson

Not aware
That the first state was
Delaware.

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Because Each Matters

Acquiesce?
No, a middle ground –
Compromise.

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Lazy Loops

Fly buzzes;
Slow ceiling fan turns –
Simple life.

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.
See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed:

https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

 

 

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Sweet violet

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The Violet

Down in a green and shady bed
A modest violet grew;
Its stalk was bent, it hung its head,
As if to hide from view.

And yet it was a lovely flower,
Its color bright and fair;
It might have graced a rosy bower,
Instead of hiding there.

Yet there it was content to bloom,
In modest tints arrayed;
And there diffused a sweet perfume,
Within the silent shade.

Then let me to the valley go,
This pretty flower to see,
That I may also learn to grow
In sweet humility.

 

 

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Feather Cloud

(Photo credit: *~Dawn~*)


The Burden

There are times I hear the lyrics,
Hear the grand melodic sound,
Hear them in the pearly distance
Ere they ever come to ground.

I can’t grasp the words – they’re subtle;
For the symphony plays soft,
Playing notes that are the noblest
That come floating from aloft.

I’m convinced by that slight tasting,
Little sip of sparkling wine,
That a masterpiece is coming,
Running gentle through my mind.

If it’s never put on paper,
I, poor poet, am at fault,
For the words are there for taking,
Just above in heaven’s vault.

Still, the magnum opus marches,
Treading softly through my mind;
I must strive to write the stanzas
For the hearing of mankind.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

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Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton (Photo credit: jdlasica)

           Science

Nature and nature’s laws
Lay hid in night;
God said, “Let Newton be,”
And all was light.

 

 

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