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annh Oct 20
Vellichor (n.): the strange wistfulness of used bookstores.
A delightful neologistic oddity! :)

'“The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows”, by John Koenig, is an ongoing collection of invented words, each representing an attempt to find a word to fit a concept for which our vocabulary is currently lacking. Vellichor is one such word, and Koenig’s site has hundreds of others, such as zenosyne (the sense that time keeps going faster), liberosis (the desire to care less about things), and sonder (the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own).'
- Petrichor, Cromulent, and Other Words the Internet Loves. Retrieved from
Aparna Jun 27
Red leaves
           fell silently
Under the maple tree
           by the lake
Where we met  
Last autumn
           Late September;
When the maple leaves
             turned crimson
       you made me
blush just like
those scarlet leaves
       That day ...
                                    Autumn came early,
                                  Why don't you,too...?

            Winter's on the way
           Are you, too?

Where are you...?
After you left, the virid sugar maple leaves turned flavescent 🍁 ,then segued into red🥺          
                       For you,

Aparna Jun 30
For I shall find refuge
in the clysmic currents
of redemption.  
...                      ...
Run wild over me
Aparna Jul 27
Passion ran wild

Scripturience smouldering

burning my innards
Aparna Jul 17
dreams ensorcelled her            
          hypnagogic fantasies
interlaced with sweven.
          Pixie dust n' mystique              

on the edge of somnolence
magical dreamscape
enticing visions
intertwined with
subtle oracles

enigmatic realm
of surreal revelations
cryptic letters on stardust film

ephemeral wonders              
of chimeric vistas  
   interspersed with clouds of unimaginable realities

*Ensorcell-to bewitch
**Hypnagogic-before falling asleep
***sweven(archaic)-vision seen in sleep (dream)
Tryin' to incorporate some obscure words
Hope it makes a little sense
Aparna Aug 17
more than anything;

TD Jul 7
Everyone has their own “Achilles,”

mine goes by a different name.
Nolan Willett May 18
Truth is found when one can
Reconcile the irreconcilable
That’s why it’s so elusive
And Illusive
Because you can’t,not completely,
At least not humanity,
Paradoxes obscure, but also vindicate,
The all
And everything.
And creation is a scientist
And we are its Petri dish,
And creation is a mystic,
And we are its parish.
Science the soul
Pity Clarity
by Michael R. Burch

Pity Clarity,
and, if you should find her,
release her from the tangled webs
of dusty verse that bind her.

And as for Brevity,
once the soul of wit—
she feels the gravity
of ironic chains and massive rhetoric.

And Poetry,
before you may adore her,
must first be freed
from those who for her loveliness would ***** her.

Published by Contemporary Rhyme (January 2005) and The Columbus Dispatch (Sunday, April 3, 2005). Keywords/Tags: Poetry, pity, clarity, obscure, webs, dusty, verse, brevity, gravity, irony, chains, manacles, massive, rhetoric, imprisoned, prisoner, jailed, *****, ******, *******
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