Saturday, April 18, 2015

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image courtesy 'the imaginary garden with real toads'



“Live Long and Prosper”
― Leonard Nimoy


Live this new day, and another, for yet more life awaits
Long strides of hope to trek the mountains encountered
And prosper in love and kindness on this beautiful planet

Live long for life is more precious than yearning
And converse in a stewardship of continuity ever
Prosper the care that receiving such a bounty warrants

Live long live strong for the voluminous winds of tomorrow
And in the striving and the giving, there amass the gold to
Prosper the soul of eternity where galaxies whirl through time

Live to breathe the soul's purpose of fanning glories
Long recorded in the mind of history even before becoming
And prosper in the lifelong toil of twinkling just star-like
© gillena cox






Written for the prompt today at
Poems In April DAY EIGHTEEN
The Legacies of Nimoy & Pratchett

CHALLENGE: from today's prompt,to read selection of the quoted words of either man, until you find the one that inspires you to write an original poem.
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads


28 comments:

  1. wonderfully executed the three powerful words and with a great meaning:)

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  2. was wondering how i can follow your blog?

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    1. this template doesn't carry that feature, but you can list me in your menu , on your blog, of 'blogs you follow'

      thanks

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  3. A wonderful message conveyed in this poem...! Beautifully written :D
    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. thanks for dropping in Sanaa

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  4. To twinkle star-like would be a wonderful result..

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    1. indeed!!! thanks for dropping in to read mine Bjorn

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  5. Such a creative write, one of hope, inspiration. This is a beautiful gift for my day.

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    1. thanks for your appreciation Susie

      much love...

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    1. Happy you dropped in Marian

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  7. Clever, using Live Long and Prosper to begin your lines!

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  8. Great form here! And I adore the line, "Live long for life is more precious than yearning" That is a poem, a discussion a course of study in itself.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Mary

      much love...

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  9. This is such a good idea to use the well known adage of Spock and turn it to new truths for our lives and times.
    Thank you, gillena.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kerry

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  10. What a wonderful idea to start each stanza with his quote. Good message in each line.

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    1. thanks for dropping in to read mine Debi

      much love...

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  11. A beautiful tribute to a well loved man.

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  12. "Live long for life is more precious than yearning"

    That's beautiful.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Rosemary

      much love...

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    1. glad you dropped by grapeling

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