Quid pro quo


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Its April of 2019 and Day 17 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: quid pro quo
Language: Latin
Meaning: a favor or advantage given in return for something

Poem:
for a mother,
who bares the pain,
who cooks the pleasure,
who okay’s everything,
who understands unsaid,
for unconditional love,
quid pro quo,
doesn’t exist.

Interpretation:
For the poem that is crystal clear, I like the shape that poem has taken. Looks like a little tree of love.

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Per se


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Its April of 2019 and Day 16 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: per se
Language: Latin
Meaning: by or in itself, themselves

Poem:
my perceptions,
my likes,
my majors, limits,
my opinions, rants,
my justifications, claims,
along the days, many ways,
per se,
my crap, i smell.

Interpretation:
With time, we gather a lot around us. We should know that we smell, what we collect and what we are!

On dit


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Its April of 2019 and Day 15 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: on dit
Language: French
Meaning: a piece of gossip

Poem:
wind told the leaves,
leaves to mud,
mud crafted a symbol,
a fool read it.
nobody’s friend,
blah blah blah,
smelly pockets,
on dit, on it.

Interpretation:
This poem is self explanatory. One should be wise enough not to spread a gossip, specially on/via social media.

Ne plus ultra


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Its April of 2019 and Day 14 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: ne plus ultra
Language: Latin
Meaning: the best example of something, the perfect, the ultimate

Poem:
sun doesn’t make,
an ice sculpture,
fire doesn’t play,
with an ice sculpture,
oven doesn’t cook,
an ice sculpture,
ne plus ultra, of,
doesn’t.

Interpretation:
This poem, got me thinking. It’s the ending. After all, life is all about what we see and appreciate in the crowd. Hence, I decided to go with ‘doesn’t’. Not the ‘ice sculpture’ but ‘doesn’t’.

Magnum opus


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Its April of 2019 and Day 13 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: magnum opus
Language: Latin
Meaning: most important work of an artist, writer etc

Poem:
with miraculous know-how’s,
stand out identities,
the finest of thoughts,
the brightest of colors,
the pathway of insights,
the fountains of grandeur,
the magnum opus,
celebrates in the drawer.

Interpretation:
If we keep pushing longer enough and a pinch of self doubt, the best of our works, will make a home in our drawer. Then, it bites the dust!

Locus Classicus


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Its April of 2019 and Day 12 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: locus classicus
Language: Latin
Meaning: the best known or most authoritative passage on a subject

Poem:
the fallen leaves,
the shady dust,
the weak stand,
the fragile cover,
the shoddy path,
the evil thoughts,
natures  locus classicus,
rain, said – wash away!

Interpretation:
The rain current can wash away a lot of things. Only a stronger foundation can sustain. The roots are to be grounded firm and strong. (Now that applies to a lot of things!)

Kalon


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Its April of 2019 and Day 11 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: kalon
Language: Greek
Meaning: means beautiful. In Ancient Greek philosophy it was used to refer to an absolute ideal or perfect natural beauty, both physically and morally.

Poem:
fragments of life,
that smell like:
a stranger,
an old soul,
away from normal,
absurd graffiti,
blank wallpapers.
there, life echoes: kalon.

Interpretation:
Those pieces of life that make us feel like a stranger, an old soul, abnormal, a confused graffiti, messed up wallpapers etc are the ones that add beauty to existence.

Je ne sais quoi


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Its April of 2019 and Day 10 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: je ne sais quoi
Language: French
Meaning: an indefinable quality that makes something distinctive or attractive, a quality that is hard to describe

Poem:
do you have that?
that,
je ne sais quoi,
which turns people on!
the same,
also turns a few off.
and on,
always comes with an off.

Interpretation:
We all got to build that ‘je ne sais quoi’. It’s love! That is what sticks around. That is what keeps a morning bright. Most importantly, not everything attracts everyone.

Ipso facto


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Its April of 2019 and Day 09 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: ipso facto
Language: Latin
Meaning: by that very fact or act

Poem:
if you feel superior,
ipso facto,
you are not.
if you do not feel superior,
ipso facto,
you are not.
lesson:
there is always a lesson.

Interpretation:
Life always has an example/lesson for every conditional path. The question is how much of that path ‘really’ had ‘you’!

Haute cuisine


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Its April of 2019 and Day 08 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: haute cuisine
Language: French
Meaning: high-quality cooking (You might have also noticed ‘haute’ being used as  a prefix in quite a few phrases)

Poem:
a team,
cooked up menu,
mashed vegetables,
secret ingredients,
little more salt,
additional spice,
that haute cuisine,
spoilt an innocent.

Interpretation:
An unwanted gossip, can kill a dream. So with an hideous action.