Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lunatics, Lovers, And Poets

Lunatics, lovers, and poets
see signs in the clouds
and hear whispers
from pictures they've taken.
They snip locks of hair
for lockets
to carry in pockets
stuffed full of talismans
and stare longingly at nothing.
Oh, to be
a lunatic, lover, or poet!
To know that a pill, a kiss, a rhyme
can cure all that ails you.

"The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact."
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Kerry's Challenge at Real Toads

22 comments:

Fireblossom said...

I'm smiling away. I love it.

Brian Miller said...

nice....put all of them in a blender and you got a nice drink going...

manicddaily said...

First - like Brian's idea there - but it is a lovely poem-and you are certainly the last two. k.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Smiling I am!!

Teresa said...

I love what you've done here. It reminds me so much of my uncle who was such a dreamer.

Ella said...

Mama Zen I love what you have done!
Giving us this alluring charmed poem...we are so swept away with all of these notions! Love it~ :D

Hannah said...

Your last two lines that reword your chosen quote are awesome as well as the rest..well done, Mama!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful. And, again, in so few words. I could talk all night and never say what you've said. Or what Shakespeare said.
Sigh.
K

Susie Clevenger said...

We poets are lunatics aren't we? Love this to say so much in such few words...

Fred Rutherford said...

Very cool.

and hear whispers from pictures they've taking

Love how a lock of hair becomes a talisman. Very neat.

Thanks.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh, what a marvellous quote! Each element seems to me to be part of an artistic blueprint: a touch of madness, a belief in love and a pen to capture it all. I love your final line - that brought it all full circle.

Heaven said...

I like this quote too ~ And that it does ~ Nice one MZ ~

Mary said...

I enjoyed this, and what you spoke is truth. I had looked at that quotation too...you certainly did it justice. I think Shakespeare himself would have enjoyed the result.

Susan said...

My favorite quote from one of my favorite plays--and I like what you do with it! I know you are a poet--do you have the other two dis-eases as well? You have written your own prescription and also the satire it deserves. We must laugh at ourselves! I am laughing now; I applaud and stand up.

Daydreamertoo said...

Oh, I think all poets are either deeply in love or, deeply in sorrow. LOL
We are each sooooo passionate with our lives and words, it can make us a little crazy. :)
Love THIS!~!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A way cool response to the prompt. I love it.

kaykuala said...

To be a lunatic in a good way I would say for poets! Otherwise how do we get those that go the extra mile which stimulates creativity? Great write MZ!

Hank

hedgewitch said...

I almost used this one, MZ, but just haven't been able to come up with anything--you did the quote proud.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Thank you for the delightful profile on me! Loved this.

Margaret said...

To know that a pill, a kiss, a rhyme

That tidied everything up brilliantly!

rosemary mint said...

Love this:

"They snip locks of hair
for lockets
to carry in pockets"

Mary Mansfield said...

Pure perfection, Mama Z...I think the Bard would be proud!