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  modes of mystery. 5.)
by Robin Ouzman Hislop
Tuesday, November 18, 2003

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The Stranger.

he stares once more
into her eyes, they seem
to weep but never do

let tears fall, but stay,
the sea breaks, true ,
there are no tears

in eyes that only seem
to weep, only surprise:
the sea breaks.

what do you say,
what do you see, as
his heart is borne there,

where it breaks for her,
where the sea breaks,
a stranger on the shore.


variation on form:
wor(l)ds within wor(l)ds obey
different laws

of nights & days,
a corresponding scenario


identity & fiction:
time is a convention,
a watch

unwinds hypnotically,
flying carpets share no ground,

read in a mirror,
you appear to be transposed.


variation on form:
in form with,
time as, a convention.

a watch rewinds
through a reverse negative
to mirror night.


take the butterfly
is it not versatile,
but crookedly.


Infinite variation:
the same manifestation

is a paradoxical
act of nature.


as his fingers twitched,
he dared to look
at his finger tip tops.


the moth goes
to the flame, the serpent
came from the sea.


infinite paradox:
mirror at night,
a mirror in light.


Rubbish trucks dispose
night, eerie workers
bay down the street signs.

Copyright Robin Ouzman Hislop 2003
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Modes of Mystery 5.)

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Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 1/16/2004
Don't know how I missed this one -- I have been ardenty following this series...

Robin, this is first-rate fantastic writing, both singularly AND when included with the rest of the poems in this series! I think this is truly outstanding, insightful, enigmatic (which I,personally like -- I appreciate a good challenge), and possessing some intricate metaphor and imagery!

Excellent synthsesis of philosophical thought and fanciful imagination:
"Infinite variation:
the same manifestation

is a paradoxical
act of nature."

Superb! Another, please!
Reviewed by Tyler Wiseman 11/23/2003
Again, excellent work, I was particularly fond of the third stanza.

The final two get bit abstract, which isn't necessarily a good way to end, as it leaves the reader in a vapid realm. Nonetheless, in entirety this poem show well the craft you have, neither overstated nor terribly minimalist.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/21/2003
I seem to always have to read your offerings of poetry over and over again and each time, I get more. That's got to be good stuff then, eh? Thank you for this offering. Love and peace, Regis.
Reviewed by Ashraf Goreja (Reader) 11/20/2003
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 11/20/2003
A excellant mysterious cuddling chain of Haikus. Oooo I am going back to again read them all! :O)
Reviewed by Oirdheirc Mor (Reader) 11/19/2003
The Persian lauded lion enthusiastically
As roared its defiance amongst the cedar tree
Lebanon will thou ere be free
Reach truest mind of the Rumi.

As so, dark stranger took thy reflections style
There on transliteration sought he a smile
Where else would thought transverse such measured mile
When clever poets with words, themselves profile.

Been out fishing all night on a friends boat, caught loads of small Cod.
Going to bed now, hope I am still not all at sea.
Looking forward to, nice codlings for my tea.

Oirdheirc Mor

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 11/19/2003
A light poem, "modes of mystery. 5.)" teaches and enchants the heart of the soul.

I have learned a lot from "modes of mystery. 5.)", and enjoyed a profound reading.

I thank the Author of "modes of mystery. 5.)" for posting it.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by jude forese 11/18/2003
excellent haiku!
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 11/18/2003
GREAT writing, Robin!

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