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Evil Hides in Corners

by butterflyzrfree

when houses were circles
one couldn't begin
no starting or ending
no where for the evil to hide
when houses were circles
when houses were circles
when houses were circles.

There are no corners in nature.
Angles, yes, like the angles of the leaves
as they stick into the stems of the queen palms
silver palms and coconut palms.
and little birds, when they lift tiny wings.
And a few houses were triangles in the winter
when the sage smoke cleaned through that chimney.

But there are no squares in nature
Come all ye faithful come
let this alone be a warning to you
let it be known that the true secrets
of feng shui
were never revealed to the west.
and it starts right in soft round nests
lined with hair and dryer lint
those little circle nests contain secrets

For getting rid of that which is evil
that which humanity wreaks on other human souls
that which humanity destroys in the natural world
those people live in the corners
of their houses
the corners contain that which
is different in a way that is evil.

Hope you take a minute or two
of this busy, activity-filled day
to try to find them.





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Re: Evil Hides in Corners (Score: 1 )
by omegapaf on Friday, March 09, 2012 (12:33:31)
" when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me " - let it be - the beatles.

the evil likes to creep in to the corner and lick it's wounds like in 1918 and 1945 but it always returns.....to square circles. these poisonios black spiders like to live in corners.....we must learn to do more dusting - pauly.

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    Re: Evil Hides in Corners (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Friday, March 09, 2012 (16:42:10)
    ....and by we, that would mean, you????? Thank you Pauley for the smashing comment! Very Happy

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Re: Evil Hides in Corners (Score: 1 )
by Essex68 on Saturday, March 10, 2012 (13:28:13)
What a wonderful observation Gail. I have been sitting here now for about an hour trying to think of something in nature that makes a corner. But I can't for the life of me think of any.

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    Re: Evil Hides in Corners (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (00:15:56)
    Well, Wayne, then you got it! I was NOT lying! Thanks for the read. Gail Very Happy

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Re: Evil Hides in Corners (Score: 1 )
by ossy on Saturday, March 10, 2012 (15:07:38)
I like the symphony of words here, gives a beautiful and soft feel to a theme as "evil" with horrible horns and scary looks.
I'd add; not as rondo's avatar... you know the little red devil
haha!

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    Re: Evil Hides in Corners (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (00:22:34)
    Thanks, ossy, but, if you re-read the poem, you will see that I wrote quite a different concept of evil. The devil is not mentioned.

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Re: Evil Hides in Corners (Score: 1 )
by wolfinwindow on Sunday, March 11, 2012 (21:55:21)
What an awesome observation.....I've been thinking and thinking ans there is birthing square in nature. Great poem. Hugs

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    Re: Evil Hides in Corners (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (00:23:31)
    Thanks, What is birthing square???

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Re: Evil Hides in Corners (Score: 1 )
by Broken_Dreamer on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 (15:29:38)
LOVE LOVE LOVE. When I was about 9 I cared for an elderly lady and whenever I said or did something wrong she would make me sweep the corners of the house. I thought she was crazy but after she passed and I was an adult I was talking to her daughter and she said her mother would always say that bad things gather in the corners thats why everything beautiful and good is round. I still think she was a little crazy but thanks for bringing back a fun memory.

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    Re: Evil Hides in Corners (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 (00:11:38)
    Its true. I know people who put garlic cloves in the corners of their houses for the same reason. Thanks for commenting!

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