Friday, January 30, 2015

It Is Not What It Is / No Es Lo Que Es

It is what it is
A most popular phrase
Repeated without end
For thousands of days
But what if I say
Those words are not true?
What would the loss of these
Do to you?

Artichokes have hearts but do not weep
Potatoes have eyes but do not sleep

Water has depth but is not deep
Rhinos have horns but they do not beep

Life is filled with hills and valleys but not found on a map
Cold has no hands or fingers so how can it have a snap?

Time can fly though it has no feathers
Friends are not clouds but can be fair weather

Movie stars do not hang in space
Clocks do not breathe but have a face

So often it seems
It is not what it is
Time to retire this phrase
Just like "gosh" or "gee whiz"

Es lo que es
Una frase más popular
Repetida sin fin
Durante miles de días
Pero lo que si te digo
Esas palabras no son ciertas?
¿Cómo sería la pérdida de éstos
Hacer para usted?

Las alcachofas tienen corazón, pero no lloréis
Las patatas tienen ojos, pero no duermen

El agua tiene profundidad, pero no es profunda
Rhinos tienen cuernos pero no un pitido

La vida está llena de colinas y valles, pero no encontró en un mapa
Fría no tiene las manos o los dedos así que ¿cómo puede tener un broche de presión?

El tiempo puede volar a pesar de que no tiene plumas
Los amigos no son nubes, pero puede ser de buen tiempo

Las estrellas de cine no cuelgan en el espacio
Relojes no respirar, pero tienen una cara

Así que a menudo parece
No es lo que es
Es hora de retirarse esta frase
Al igual que "gosh" o "gee whiz"

What?  Two poems in a row?  Crazy you say? :)  Sometimes the muse taps me extra hard on the head, what can I say it is what it ... oh wait :)

Thanks for the sweet comments on my last poem, Down With Pants.  A couple of you inquired as to the origin and meaning of the title, which is also the address for my blog.  I discovered the phrase in the film "The Magic Christian" which was made in 1969 and starred Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr.  It was a very counterculture hippie film that I first discovered about ten years ago.  I can highly recommend it to you as long as you are not easily offended or bothered by randomness of epic proportions.  Down with Pants was a phrase scrawled on a wall at the climax of the film, also written on the wall was the word "hump."  It is a playful means of expressing a desire for sexual liberation and free love.  As someone who follows so many fashion bloggers, it also works for me as a light and fun fashion critique.  Anyone as much a fan of tights and stockings as I am has no love of pants :)  Thanks again for all the sweet words.  Big hugs for each of you and wishes for a wonderful weekend!  

Qué? Dos poemas en una fila? Loco que dices? :) A veces me golpea la musa más duro en la cabeza, ¿qué puedo decir que es lo que ... oh espera :)

Gracias por los comentarios dulces en mi último poema, abajo con los pantalones. Un par de usted preguntó por el origen y el significado del título, que también es la dirección de mi blog. Descubrí la frase en la película "El cristiano mágico" que se hizo en 1969 y protagonizada por Peter Sellers y Ringo Starr. Fue una película muy hippie contracultura que descubrí por primera vez hace unos diez años. Yo lo recomiendo encarecidamente a usted, siempre y cuando usted no está fácilmente ofendido o molestado por la aleatoriedad de proporciones épicas. ¡Abajo los pantalones era una frase garabateada en una pared en el clímax de la película, también escrito en la pared fue la palabra "joroba". Es un medio lúdico de expresar un deseo de liberación sexual y el amor libre. Como alguien que sigue a tantos bloggers de moda, también funciona para mí como una luz y diversión crítica moda. Cualquier persona tanto un fan de medias y medias como soy no tiene amor de pantalones :) Gracias de nuevo por todas las palabras dulces. Grandes abrazos para cada uno de ustedes y deseos para un fin de semana maravilloso!


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Tulis comments
January 31, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Hello! I adore this poem! It reflects the many idiosyncracies of our language with its homophones and double meanings!!! Very, very clever!x

January 31, 2015 at 4:52 PM

very beautiful poem
I wish you an happy weekend

February 1, 2015 at 12:04 AM

so interesting to know the origin of your blog name and the poem's title.

This poem is so lovely! It toys with meaning in such a playful and fun way.

February 1, 2015 at 1:45 AM

Beautiful post...!!!

February 1, 2015 at 1:55 AM

Hello greetings and good wishes.

Fantastic poem. Amazing play of words. I am astonished at your fabulous writing skill

Best wishes

February 1, 2015 at 5:34 AM

I'm following you now on gfc.Hope you will follow me back!

February 1, 2015 at 6:34 AM

Such a great poem dear
sweet words

February 1, 2015 at 9:04 AM

I'm in awe of many lines in this poem and found myself having ah-ha moments one after another. Such is a beauty of language and its double meanings. And wow... all these while having ending rhymes too. The only thing that I didn't get was water isn't deep because having nearly drowned twice, water to me is deep. But then again, deep could be interpreted in another way.

And wow, now I know the origin of your blog url! Thanx for explaining. You could probably include the description as a short little prose under the blog header or somewhere prominent coz if this were pinterest, I would have pinned it up so I could always refer to it!

There were a few record-breaking from a few years ago when I updated ALL Christmas celebrations or one whole month's worth of celebrations in one whole post. Lol... That was too much and have since adopted this approach of separating my posts into more digestible pieces. I'm one of those who caught Frozen in the cinema when it was about to end its runs. There were so much hype about it already. Even grown man with kids swoon about the movie. It raised my expectations a lot. If there wasn't so much hype, I think I would have loved the show more. It is unique in a way whereby true love isn't romantic love but sisterly and that's the first for Disney. I'm good at predicting plots sometimes and so I've already guessed that the "act of true love" would come from Elsa instead of from any man. You know which Disney cartoon brought tears to my eyes? Lion King! Take your time with the email. =)

Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

February 1, 2015 at 10:37 AM

Hi dear
Nice words, as always
And of course really interesting, good postª

February 1, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Amazing post!
Have a nice week end!
Photographer Gil Zetbase

February 1, 2015 at 4:22 PM

great poem as always Shamu! :)) and oh, now I know how your blog address was originated :) Thanks always for your sweet and lovely comment on my blog. Have a great day ahead!


February 3, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Somehow I could not post a comment on this lovely post of yours when I visited the page earlier, so am doing it now.
I can actually say this is easily one of my favorite poem of yours :) Kind of quirky, cute and fun! Oh and thanks for explaining the very intriguing url of your blog! thanks rick have a great week!

February 3, 2015 at 2:39 AM

I love this poem and it is sooooo true. Can't agree with "down with pants" though, I love them hahahaha. xoxoxo


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