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Haiku to you Thursday: “A suitor unworthy”

A suitor unworthy, /

the world has a greedy hand. /

Save your love for me.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Chain”

I felt my heart die /

When your love locked promises /

To a chain of dust.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Leaves”

Give me all your love /

Leave your hate by the tall tree /

The leaves will shape it.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “alone”

The earth is lonely /

when filled with my thoughts only: /

love’s empty alone.

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Photo finish Friday: “Love on the rocks”

Sometimes love is literally on the rocks. Or, at least spelled out on them.

Sometimes love is literally on the rocks. Or, at least spelled out on them.

With something like this you could “fall in love.”

Or, love is just a stone’s throw away.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Heavens are home”

The heavens are home /

to night’s turns of phrase and stars: /

love, mass, and light squared.

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Photo finish Friday: “Half of it”

Sometimes, a relationship just doesn't hold together.

Sometimes, a relationship just doesn’t hold together.

The man in the waders

by David E. Booker

The man in waders

met the woman in half.

When others saw them,

they thought they were daft.

They met at the creek,

down by the water’s edge.

It was a salvage operation

of the heart it is said.

She could not say

where her lower half went.

Like a little mermaid

she was half woman, half rent.

The relationship didn’t last.

Alas it is said,

the fact she had no bottom

went straight to his head.

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New words to live by: “Biercism”

A young Ambrose Bierce

A young Ambrose Bierce

“Cynic. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.”
–Ambrose Bierce

Biercism, n. dry wit on par with that of Ambrose Bierce.

Old biercism (original): Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. This disease, like caries and many other ailments, is prevalent only among civilized races living under artificial conditions; barbarous nations breathing pure air and eating simple food enjoy immunity from its ravages. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient.

Modern biercism: Love, n. a meeting of the mind and the loins, one hopes somewhere around the heart. A volatile mixture often given to displays of insanity, vitriol, and occasionally violence. The world seems turned upside down by love – and often is. You fall in love and fall out of love, but the violence appears to be less to the shins, knees, hands, arms, or back, and more to the internal organs.

[Editor's note: one might consider this both a new word to live byand a Devil's Dictionary entry all mashed up (or rolled up) into one. In our continuing quest to revisit a classic, or even a curiosity from the past and see how relevant it is, we continue with The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. Originally published in newspaper installments from 1881 until 1906. You might be surprised how current many of the entries are.

Click on Devil’s Dictionary in the tags below to bring up the other entries. Click on new word or new words below to see some other new words, such as congressed or obsurd or fogget or awfulizer. Words that should be in the modern lexicon, but aren't ... yet.]

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Cold love”

Revenge is a dish /

best served cold. May God serve yours /

on a plate of love.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Leaves”

Give me all you love. /

Leave your hate beneath the tall tree. /

The leaves will shape it.

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