To elegance lost
A perfect verse
Seeking simplicity

Β Shared at One Shot and Poets Rally

Β© Leo 04/05/2011

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

176 thoughts on “Simplicity”

  1. Amazing at the posts you have. Sticktoitness is your claim to fame.
    Loved the simple, but elegant poem. I know you said that in the poem, and was what the poem was about, still . . . It just seemed right to repeat it.

    • Oh, I do have phases when I don’t feel like sticking to it either, Jerry; but I’m glad as always that I do πŸ™‚ Thank you for liking my poetry, in its simplicity and elegance. Cheers!

    • Ah, true what you say, Brian. I guess nothing can be too simple or too elegant πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it.

    • Yes, short and expressive are the toughest, hence my admiration for a perfect haiku, Anthony. Thank you so very much. πŸ™‚

  2. Perfect. I love it.

    Did I read that number right? 1100 posts? Wow, congratulations. I’m really impressed.

    Thanks for visiting my OSW offering and your kind comments. I appreciate it.

    • Glad you loved it, PattiKen. Yeah you read it right, thanks so very much. It was a pleasure to read your words as well.

  3. Someday we will
    will we someday?
    Numbers humbled.

    You have an amazing consistency in churning out quality stuff – keep rocking.

  4. Congrats on your 1100th post πŸ™‚ I have been noticing for quite sometime , for every ‘small’ milestone you achieve, your words are getting simpler πŸ™‚ Kudos to you for being such humble ! Loadsa wishes dude ! πŸ™‚

  5. i had to comment on ‘simplicity’ simply because your simple words are anything but simple…i have always been fascinated and moved when someone has the ability to say so much with so few words…as i can sit and ponder your poem, free to roam the full gamut of my emotions…i often see poetry like a blank canvas…where one steps inside and has no barriers, no limitations…where eternity lies at the end of ones paintbrush…and in poetry it lives at the end of your pen…i love the freedom and endless opportunities…i cannot think of anything more worthwhile at this time in our lives than seeking simplicity…it has an elegance far beyond the aspects of our existence we so often get lost in…enjoyed your verses very much…thank you for your wisdom…

    • I’m glad that my 3 lines spoke so much to you that you stayed a while pondering about them, Janice πŸ™‚ Thank you very much!

  6. Love the idea of 1100th post. Also, like the last two lines’ flow. A perfect verse seeking simplicity is a war between the poet and the poem sometimes. πŸ™‚

    • Hey Andy, yeah I do sleep πŸ˜€ but its 1100 over the course of 4 years. Not 24 hours πŸ˜€ LOL.

      Glad you liked the poem.!

  7. waw…..honestly what you wrote goes so well with simplicity…your simple words gave a huge meaning to simplicity and that you wrote your poem in 3 lines…..very creative well done πŸ™‚

  8. But isn’t simplicity also elegant in its own way leo…i am glad you are back to the old name. πŸ™‚ you will always be leo…and the haiku was great…

  9. Fantastic piece – it’s amazing how much one can capture with so few words that can umbrella an entire bookshelf!

  10. You attain the strength of your title – a poem written in sync with it’s subject. I Ilike that.

    • Pingback – Serendipity Smiles: My First Day In Spain.
      Thanks very much for the Perfect Poet award nomination. πŸ™‚

  11. In your words, a perfect verse! πŸ˜€
    It’s so strange how sometimes even sounds and the way two things go together awaken us to the joys of the world.

  12. We are all seeking The perfect verse and elegance shines in your perfectly simple words– Congrats on your award!!!

    Cheers~~~ Jen

    • Clariice browsing through my archives πŸ˜€ Cool! πŸ™‚ Glad you loved it, and that was a milestone post of sorts! Have slowed since then! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  13. I have to echo some of the earlier comments and say that there is something very elegant in the simplicity and length of this piece. It has a sense of nobility about it

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