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From my poetry diary this week

Yoda
Not all entries are fit to share, and some aren't finished yet, either, but here's one that I especially liked from the other day, when I got a second, better offer on my house than the first (good) one whose realtor/buyers were dragging their feet on the contract process:




Sometimes delay
turns out to be
far better than
immediacy.

I suppose that in some ways it could be seen as similar to the Pennsylvania Dutch saying my paternal grandmother used to quote all the time, "the hurrieder I go, the behinder I get", but I certainly meant it differently when I wrote it.

Hope you have all had good weekends!



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paulwoodlin
Feb. 17th, 2014 04:39 am (UTC)
I totally get that poem; I'm applying to graduate school and they are responding to me in reverse order of their ranking.
kellyrfineman
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
That makes total sense to me, Paul - and how cool that the poem works so well for that, too! I sure hope your delay in hearing works to your advantage! Good luck!!
slatts
Feb. 17th, 2014 03:11 pm (UTC)
Or some variation on "Good things come to those who wait." or however that goes. Though I like yours better. And I prefer the intent of yours as well. The patience is a virtue crap doesn't always work with me. And yours is sometimes good shit just happens while you wait.

Bravo on your poem. And doubly so if it truly means a better house deal.
kellyrfineman
Feb. 17th, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kevin. And yes, it really does mean a better deal. Only slightly better, in many respects, but their alacrity in proceeding is extremely comforting!
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