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July 2008 -- The Senses

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  • Behind the Art:
    Painting the Sphinx
  • Artist Spotlight:
    The Harmonious Work of Warwick Goble (1862-1943)
  • Myths and Symbols:
    From Triumphs to Tarots
  • Wombat Droppings:
    The Essence of Erotica
  • EMG News:
    EMG News for July

    Features

  • Cyberfunded Creativity In Context
  • Senses: Feeding Your Moods and Creativity

    Fiction

  • Poem: A Sense of You
  • Fiction: Eating Words
  • Poem: Senseless

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Valley of the Moon, Pt 3
  • Falheria: Senses


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  • Senseless
    by Shannon Wolff

    Five of us there are often thought to be
    A tongue to taste, a nose to smell, and, of course, eyes to see
    Plus ears to hear and skin to feel when youíve skinned your knee
    But donít forget the senses not thought of so commonly

    A sense of humor can make life a bit more cheery
    Plus a sense of balance keeps you walking steadily
    And being all safe and warm offers a sense of security
    Donít forget, appreciation of the past is a sense of history

    Sense of time, sense of space, all really quite ordinary
    But some people are rumored to have a sixth sense, or ESP
    Others say that defies common sense, leading to controversy
    Such arguments often disturb my sense of tranquility

    A sense of fair play calls for all sides to be heard whatever they may be
    But arguing solves nothing, so itís really senseless, see?
    In the end, all that fussing and fighting was really unnecessary
    Itís a much nicer feeling when things are all right, a sense of harmony

    But Iíve gotten off point when a sense of concentration is key
    Where did I leave off, a sense of right and wrong or a sense of serenity?
    I could just pick a sense and start from there, that solution is easy
    But a sense of caution warns against it, making me a little leery

    I think a sense of accomplishment is next, leaving achievements for all to see
    After that itís a sense of purpose that keeps you working almost constantly
    A sense of commitment anchors you when rough times make you want to flee
    And then thereís a sense of compassion, ever vulnerable to mercyís plea

    You might think Iíve listed more senses than necessary
    But without them youíd be senseless, and thatíd be a shame to see

    Shannon Wolff was born in Alaska and grew up in a little town called North Pole. This fact has lead every one of her relatives not familiar with Alaska, and complete strangers, to ask if she knows Santa Claus. She now resides in Cartersville, Georgia and is having mixed results with informing her new neighbors about her previous residence.
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