Words and ideas defined in 25 words or less, #43

Old, leafless tree surrounded by muddy, lifeless ground. Image in sepia, daytime.
Old, leafless tree surrounded by muddy, lifeless ground. Image in sepia, daytime.
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Words and ideas defined in 25 words or less, #42

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Short definitions in verse

Words and ideas defined in 25 words or less, #41

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A haiku from isolation, 2020

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A dark tunnel, with a distant burst of sunshine framing a distant individual walking towards us.
A dark tunnel, with a distant burst of sunshine framing a distant individual walking towards us.
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Short definitions in verse – words and ideas defined in 25 words or less, #40

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A father and child sitting on an expanse of pebbles, back to the camera. In the distance is a river and trees on both banks.
A father and child sitting on an expanse of pebbles, back to the camera. In the distance is a river and trees on both banks.
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Short definitions in verse — words and ideas defined in 25 words or less, #39

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Short music-themed poems, in 25 words or less

Track #14

Australia’s much-loved singer songwriter/poet Paul Kelly, with a suitably Christmas feel to his song, ‘How to make gravy’ | YouTube
Songwriter Paul Kelly expands on his song set in a prison | YouTube | TEDx

🎸 This is part of a series of music-themed poems published in Music Voices. Ask me for a word to define in 25 words or less… just add a comment.

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Short definitions in verse — words and ideas defined in 25 words or less, #38

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Man with leather jacket pretending to play a guitar. In other words, an “air guitarist”!
Man with leather jacket pretending to play a guitar. In other words, an “air guitarist”!
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Short music-themed poems, in 25 words or less

Track #13

“Spinal Tap” — these go to 11! | YouTube

🎸 This is part of a series of music-themed poems published in Music Voices. Ask me for a word to define in 25 words or less… just add a comment.

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A poem from the view of a buffeting world

View of a window from inside a house, with the Sun beaming in.
View of a window from inside a house, with the Sun beaming in.
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Faith is a glass window
welcoming light
to penetrate its film
but cupping the rain
to bead in Newton’s form,
blunting the wind,
with its partisan gusts of “let me in”.

Faith is a thing, not the Hand that shaped it,
an object fit for purpose —
opening what it must
and closing the weed-grown path;
intact through chaos, disorder,
banishing the insistent gales,
and attractive intruders.

Faith leaves evidence
of a reddened stain,
colored to refract the past,
while reflecting hope.

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part…

Paul Gallagher

Published author (Random House), writer, editor, speaker, faithful, with MS (pre-miracle); ratedpg.net

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