The Metaphysics of Doubt

The Metaphysics of Doubt

In metaphysics it's the rage
to conjure images of god,
like building bricks or light'ning rod,
a piece of wisdom, every page
a homily, insightful, sage.
The mind's a cauldron where a whirl-
ing witch's brew invokes a curl-
ing lip, an empathetic grin,
profound misgivings held within;
the grit which manufactures pearl.
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Stolen

A decima for Ronovan’s Challenge #44. Steal is the prompt word on rhyme line B.

Stolen

Every creed forbids such sins.
We're taught compassion, not to steal;
provide each other with a meal;
how heartbreak ends when love begins.

Behind the background violins
reality is held in check.
This mote of dust, this tiny speck
of carbon matter tries it's best
to do no harm. But, like the rest,
we steal illusions, cash the cheque.
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Spring

A decima for Ronovan's Challenge #43 with Spring being the prompt word on rhyme line A



Spring

The transience of bluebelled Spring
is like a mayfly's brevity,
the spider's tumbling levity
when darting to it's capturing.

We're, each of us, held on this string,
awaiting the incredible
rebirthing of the edible;
transformative resurgency,
fecund sexual urgency
of animal, vegetable.

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Leisure

A decima for Ronovan's Challenge 42: Prompt word Care on the D rhyme line.

Leisure

In quietude we stand and wait
like Davies hoped the time he dreamt
that patient souls are not exempt
from understanding; celebrate
how looking out can penetrate
such mysteries as doing nowt
but breathing in and breathing out.
So there is time to stand and stare,
eschew a life that's full of care,
bring quietude of self about.


(Note: Nowt is a Northern English dialect word meaning nothing)
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Haiku Challenge 342

Ronovan's # Challenge 342 ROUGH and Season

Rough pruned in Winter
bountiful Summer budding
rose for all seasons
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Seasonal

A contribution to Ronovan’s Decima Challenge No.41: prompt word Shimmer on the C rhyme line. Linked to the previous Haiku Challenge: Frost and Glint. A technical variation to the Decima form, with the use of half rhyme throughout.

Seasonal

Snowflakes like a perfect crystal
fill the fields outside our backdoor.
On the horizon, see the deer
searching for food near this coastal
town. We know Winter can cost all
our neighbouring beasts a Summer
of feeding, as hedgehogs slumber
beneath the glinting shards of frost.
Will they awaken, be the first
to encounter Spring's fresh shimmer?
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Abridged

For the Ronovan decima challenge No.40: FLOAT is the prompt word on the B rhyme line.

Abridged

At Cowes, upon the Isle of Wight,
a floating bridge appears to float
across the river like a boat.
It's a quaint and curious sight,
Medina crossed both day and night,
a bridge that gets it's trousers soaked,
it's elevation now revoked.
Reduced to ploughing through the spray
to carry cars along their way,
how was Saint Benezet provoked?
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The Dream

A contribution to Ronovan’s decima challenge number thirty something with the tricky prompt word Contrast on the A rhyme line. Difficult, metrically, I found.

The Dream

It's time to get down on a fast,
eschew all the sins and the treats,
abandon the cakes and the sweets,
slim down, in a dazzling contrast
to the calorific repast
you dulged in for year upon year
swilled down with those gallons of beer.
Break out that old exercise bike,
swim, run and jump, go on a hike,
reducing the scope of your rear...
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A Mused Limerick Challenge

Chel Owens latest Challenge is for a Limerick form with the theme of “Resolutions”. She wants them to be funny but not too filthy. That’s a challenge in itself! Here’s my attempt…..

The trouble with trying to be humorous
is that senses of wit are quite numerous.
This nonsense solution,
with a rhymed resolution,
is a punchline that stays unassumerous.
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