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.

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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.

Gladius


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Its April of 2019 and Day 07 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: gladius
Language: Latin
Meaning: (in ancient Rome) a short sword

Poem:
the gladius,
came with a warning.
while the belief,
held lie.
trust,
contained rust.
agreed,
had a greed.

Interpretation:
Words and Actions can do more damage than a mighty sword.

Faux pas


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Its April of 2019 and Day 06 of A to Z Challenge. I am doing Foreign word/phrase a day and 8 line poem for it.

Word/Phrase: faux pas
Language: French
Meaning: an embarrassing blunder or indiscretion, an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation.

Poem:
a job of displeasure,
meaningless etiquettes,
an animal hurt,
an unmerited title,
an illicit communication,
an alien service,
a falsified hope,
a natural faux pas.

Interpretation:
To place a natural order into the system, God has made a faux pas look like an appreciation/ambition. The concern is that most don’t realize it. Happiness gets quoted in several fonts and colors and life, naturally a faux pas. The petty issues, are, well, petty (When would we realize that?).