Status quo


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Its April of 2019 and Day 19 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: status quo
Language: Latin
Meaning: the existing state of affairs (particularly with regard to social or political issues)

Poem:
sky isn’t always  blue,
stick doesn’t exactly glue,
not all heroes wear cape,
dreams aren’t only for sleep,
good is conditional,
definitions are flawed.
are we still talking,
of status quo?

Interpretation:
The status quo should be a guideline. Not a mandate. It must be an inspiration. Not a path way.

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Reductio ad absurdum


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Its April of 2019 and Day 18 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: reductio ad absurdum
Language: Latin
Meaning: a method of disproving a premise by showing that its logical conclusion is absurd (example: the earth cannot be flat; otherwise, we would find people falling off the edge)

Poem:
it’s an inspiring world.
memes for topper,
trolls for hard work,
mocks from hater,
chatters from jealous,
ridicules from unfit.
now, haters will call this,
reduction ad absurdum.

Interpretation:
The poem presents the irony of modern society. To thrive, one needs to be focused towards goal and keep the unwanted away.

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.

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.