Fortune Cookie Wisdom for this Lover of Words

 

 

Your shoes will make you happy
if you take them for a walk
through woodland paths and country ways
where you might see a hawk
fly overhead.

A merry heart is healthy.
It’s always good to laugh,
for laughter promotes happiness
and helps us to outlast
the miseries.

Always keep it simple
when you try to write a verse,
the message clear and full of grace
to cheer the casual reader,
enchant or make him laugh ─
and blues disperse.

for Chinese New Year, dVerse gives us four fortune cookies as inspiration and I chose to use all four.

 

 

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29 Responses to Fortune Cookie Wisdom for this Lover of Words

  1. restlessjo says:

    That first verse is right up my street 🙂 And yes, let’s cast those miseries out!

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  2. Yes, I also love the stumbling rhythm, it makes the reader really read each word out loud in her head.. c

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  3. Bryan Ens says:

    I love the rhythm and rhyme…especially rise first 2 stanzas. The last line of each stanza throws off the rhythm…but in this case, I think that’s a good thing as it fits the reader to pause and really SEE that hawk in flight, and outlast…those miseries.

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  4. Sumana Roy says:

    happiness, health and simplicity well weaved…lover of words you are indeed…

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  5. thotpurge says:

    From my concrete jungle I do wish for those woodland paths!

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  6. Ah.. yes.. steps
    and feats of
    words and
    shoes or
    shoeless
    alWays
    best feat
    juStiNFlow..:)

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  7. you ARE a lover of words and I, a lover of your words!

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  8. Candy says:

    well, this simply made me happy 😉

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  9. I love the way you splice wisdom with these and pulled them all together. Wonderful wordery, Viv!

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  10. Ah.. yes to use them all, is brilliant… To keep it simple is something I wish.. but somehow I end up weaving complications into the poem… wonderful to read.

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  11. I’m not surprised that you took it to the limit, Viv–and look how smoothly they all worked together. My shoes are happiest on those walks in nature, for sure.

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  12. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Oh wow 😀 I love how you incorporated all those fortunes into your poem. Well done Viv 😀

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  13. Nato says:

    Oh wow-cool that you put them all in there and in such a wonderful poem! Impressed.

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  14. whimsygizmo says:

    NICE! Love that you got all four in there! Well done.

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  15. Very lyrical, Viv! Love it.

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  16. It worked very well! Lovely.

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  17. Mary says:

    Ha, Viv, I think you are the only one who used all of them! I enjoyed all verses…and especially the ‘keep it simple’ stanza! Also liked the idea that shoes would be happy walking through the woods. That made me smile as I pictured shoes generally being bored by walking the same paths again and again!

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  18. That’s certainly wonderful Viv! You managed to use all the four given and it worked wonders.. Brave efforts successfully done!

    Hank

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  19. kaykuala h says:

    That’s just wonderful Viv! You managed to use all the four given and these worked wonders.. Brave efforts successfully done!

    Hank

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  20. That’s just wonderful Viv! You managed it all with the four given. Brave efforts successfully done!

    Hank

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  21. Grace says:

    I love that you used all of them Viv ~ My favorite is a merry heart will keep you healthy 🙂

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  22. MarinaSofia says:

    A fun weaving of influences here! I certainly agree with the first stanza!

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  23. You say four, but I only see three. Am I missing something?

    I love the idea of my shoes making me happy.

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