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  midlertidig
by richard lloyd cederberg
Friday, July 30, 2010
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midlertidig - norwegian=temporary


With little insight into
transforming forces, she
moves (now) as a stylish breeze
coursing over landscapes of venture.
Endowed with elegance, refinement, and an
aura of intoxicating magnetism, she is the latest
in vogue apotheosis; a delicate shimmering beauty
seeking to charm the masses

Radiating as sunlight, she
is clearly aware of the nuances
of a transposable persona and
stands fully erect.
Sane between
fantasy and reality;
Cinderella’s carriage has
birthed a Cytherean beauty
(again) poised between
Heaven and hell

All eyes are fixed
on smooth legs
silicone breasts
flawless skin
arching neck
perfect hair
botox lips
lithe arms
perfectly fitted clothing

Fitfully a hundred suns
burst brightly - paparazzi
capturing brief moments for
profit and assured notoriety.
Mesmerized, - as if divinity
had emerged from beyond
time and space - adoring fans
embrace a quintessential moment;
eagerly rejoicing as they struggle
to conflate with the intangible

Defending illusions of accessibility
she poses and smiles decorously;
signing autographs and shifting
gracefully along plush carpeting.
Exalted on volatile heights,
the goddess incarnate
floats effortlessly on
an actuating dais,
revered
adored
imitated
sought after
pure vitreous silica -
Does it really matter to her
that what she has is temporary?
    

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Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 8/7/2010
I am so glad I clicked here
...One day when all the fixes won't do, and beauty will only be found in the picture albums, there, staring back in the mirror. . . "simply, had"
Time to pretty up and finally, get, what it is she's really made of!
Sad what they do, exploiting, but it seems the fix of choice!egh?
"...Radiating as sunlight, she
is clearly aware of the nuances
of a transposable persona and
stands fully erect."

Love and Peace~
Kimmy~


Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/6/2010
Does it really matter to her
that what she has is temporary?

Bang on like a well-aimed hammer on a nail, Richard. Your words pack a punch. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 8/3/2010
The journey awaits
What will it take?
Will you stand in the way?
Can you be any more plain in what you say!

You always want your children to have the best
Better than you
But sometimes you have to step back and see what you did do
Were you helping or hindering.
Only time will tell
But I think you already know just as well.

The BEST is what you always give Richard.
And this is some of the finest.
Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader) 8/1/2010
I'll say, if it can be separated into different parts and to its molecules, then you are the one, Richard, to do it. All the pieces, all the moments, all the thoughts, all the people and their involvements were captured, literate-d. I see the beginning middles, and the end clearly.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/1/2010
Mid [A]lert I Dig. I don't dig the temporary untalented... Brittney, Lady Ga Ga, etc. But the beauty in the photo--I shamelessly inverted it--is real and eternal to you.

Ron
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 7/31/2010
Good question, Richard. I like the details in this poem. Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by jude forese 7/31/2010
the inability to realize one's impermanence, is indeed the downfall of those living in the premise of enduring beauty and the illusion of importance ...
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 7/31/2010
WONDERFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 7/31/2010
Incredible...that's all I have to say...nothing more!
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 7/30/2010
would seem neither she nor her audience has found anything real but are caught in the aluna of illusion
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 7/30/2010
Ed, I feel the same about Sir Richard Lloyd Cederberg. Is he not awesome.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/30/2010
"...she is the latest in vogue apotheosis;" set me off, sent me near into convulsions, had to get away from the screen for a few minutes to get myself together again. Richard, you brilliant, wicked man, this is joy beyond measure, a chisel job - much too subtle to be a hatchet chop - and then just as I was recovering comes, "as if divinity had emerged from beyond time and space" fu....g marvellous!
and a third killer: "pure vitreous silica"...stop it, I can't think or write any more.

Kudos, Kudos!

John
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 7/30/2010
Funny I knew what the title meant before reading your translation because it's so close to German (mittelfristig). You've decribed in your inimitable fashion one of the sharpest tools in the Babylonian arsenal of contemporary black-arts misdirection. In answer to your question, does it matter to her that what she has is temporary? No, not at all. But she served her purpose. Question is, what event of real import was transpiring at the same time which went completely unnoticed?
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 7/30/2010
I don't think poetry gets any better than this Richard. Such incredible descriptives and awe inspiring ambiance.
Reviewed by Lynette Bat-Abba 7/30/2010
Dagnabbit, Sir Richard! I just finished writing my first book and I SO wish you were closer!! I read this and thought "Oh yeah. It is so temporary." And as always, your writing is more stunning than the beauty striven for and worshiped by those without true sight.
This tired little writer is applauding your work, and waving "Helloooooo" from the deck of her ship moored in the prairie plains of Kansas.

Love to you!
Lynnie
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/30/2010
Let me get out my Funk & Wagnalls and such...okay this is much better with an understanding of it...wish I could write like this...ed
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