Poems

All poems on this page are written by Yelling Rosa
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Happiest

Happiest
Of all are those
With the giving heart
And taking mind.
© Yelling Rosa
15/12 -13

Giving

Giving
Is
Taking.
© Yelling Rosa
13/10 -89

Perfect

God
is so perfect
that He is
imperfect.
© Yelling Rosa
Springtime in 1994

Unrealistic

The age racism is
unrealistic:
The old are not sold
before the last hand
of the game.
© Yelling Rosa
2/12 -13

The Pray

The power of the pray
is a man next to us.
© Yelling Rosa
14/11 -13

The Urge

The birth
Is the only urge
That the existing
Material has
In the universe
And beyond it.
© Yelling Rosa
9/11 -13

You Are My Good Karma

I am sure
You are my karma.
It’s my freedom
Not my boredom.
It’s my blessed
Not my cursed.
You made me
As good as I
can be.
© Yelling Rosa
23/8 -13

Nothing

Nothing is better
than null.
© Yelling Rosa
9/10 -13

Similarities

Our differences
are our similarities.
© Yelling Rosa
5/8 -13

Please, see what else I am saying about the Similarities on my Facebook Fan Page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ilkka-Yelling-Rosa-Pakarinen/332046303608538

The Hymn of Life

It is a concoction of
sadness and happiness.
There might be,
in the measuring glass,
a bit more salt than sugar.
It startles the serious mind
but nothing is maligned
when the melody is bought
and sung on the beat
of life.
© Yelling Rosa
23/8 -13

Blessing the End

I vanish
to eternity
with all
my shadows.
Yelling Rosa
25/9 -91

Here below is embedded mp3 file Blessing the End from my Website. It might come on the screen a bit later than the poem itself. Please, be patient.

Open Your Mouth

Open your mouth often
or it will be stiched up
forever.
Yelling Rosa
9/8 -13

Like the Radiance of Phosphorus

Like the radiance of phosphorus
glows a fireweed
on the clean-cutting square.
Its love joins together
to the darkening night
of wood.
Yelling Rosa
17/8 -87

Here below is embedded mp3 file A Fireweed from my Website. It might come on the screen a bit later than the poem itself. Please, be patient.

A Friendship Loyalty Oath

A friendship loyalty oath
is a heavy but warm coat.
It can be successfully kept
on the four strong feet.
12/7 -13

The Benefit of Aging

When a man grows old
his ears turn great:
they hear the words
behind the back
but listen to the terms
in front of the eyes
releasing from the
inconvenience.
29/7 -13

I Don’t Care

I don’t care where
my mind is
as long as it is
in my head,
because my heart
won’t let it go wrong.
25/7 -13

And A Man Begins

After seeing
that no one is different
but its own kind
the solitude will vanish
and a man begins.
25/7 -13

It Has Always

It has always been the case
and will be in the future
that a man is not
at the mercy of God
but the other man.
18/7 -13

Love

Let me prove it.
I just lay my fingers down
on your keyboard
and play.
11/7 -13

No Doubt about it

I will carry you
on my four arms
if it comes to that.
11/7 -13

Insanity

The untuned
melody of insanity
can be harmonized
by cunning.
11/7 -13

The Saviour

Thanks for
wandering with me
in the dark
and confiding
the light to me
who didn’t know
a thing about it.
29/3 -13

The Fastest Way

Just make it compliant
because the peace on earth
is the fastest way.
28/3 -13

Life

Life
is the path
that disappears
behind the heels
on every forward
step.
28/3 -13

Insomnia

I do walk
in my sleep
a timorous rest
of the night
away.
23/3 -13

Blue Orange

You are
the blue orange
in the white drift.
You say you will be
bright and sweet again
if I take you in my hands
and warm you up.
I don’t think so.
It would just
make two of us
die in the snow.
I am looking for
the winter fruit,
red and orange,
no matter how small
because we want to
grow a new tree
that challenges
the cold weather.
28/10 -12

Make Your Child Speak

When you’re keeping silent
You make your child speak.
24/1 -13

The Thoughts of Heart

It’s good to lie still
on a very bed of yours
and listen to
how the thoughts of heart
are falling against
the sounding board of your mind.
It’s like being indoors
when a cool autumn rain
is fingering the outer face
of your window.
6/11 -12

A Heart Smile

There is no word enough
To reveal a friendship,
But the feeling yes:
A Heart Smile
Which stays on the lips
Even when a companion
Is long gone out of sight,
departed from this world.
3.10.12

Life

The less you expect
The more you get
As life is nobody’s
Dreams come true
But you can still be
The dream of Life.
28.8.12

Absolutely Impossible

It might be hard
to find acceptance
in the large great part
if you’re out of the ordinary,
but absolutely impossible,
if you’re not on good terms
with yourself.
16.9.11

Friendship Starts Early

You hold tight my hand,
And learn to walk,
I’m keeping your balance
And learn to live.
31.7.12

Don’t Dream

Don’t dream about writing,
but just write while dreaming
and you will create a fairytale
of your lifetime.
24.7.12

Stray Leprechauns

Stray Leprechauns
run away from their forest
and slip into your dreams
making your life miserable.
They can be very impressive
when they’re begging your
attention and sympathy,
but turn them back
to their primeval
where they must deal things
with their alike.
And don’t look back.
It’s the only way to
avoid being moved
to tears.
You are not
the responsible
of what have
happened
in the
woods.
21.5.12

People will ask

If you want to
make some noise,
keep it quiet
and people will
ask after you.
1/3 -12

Disagreement

A
man is his
disagreement.
9/2 -12

The Paradox

The
Paradox
is there
where everything
is possible,
a man
is against
it.
8/2 -12

A Young Woman Made Herself Next to Me

When I came in the post office today
A young woman made herself next to me.
She looked me in the eye
Getting me confused.
I turned my head away from her
But she kept on searching me.
She found my face sideways
And promptly bounded on my line
I wonder: why this honour for me
As I am not a fresh man any more.
Anyway, it was so intentional
I couldn’t be mistaken about her.

Later that day I strolled on the pavement
She touched me lightly with her elbow;
Passed out of my sight on her bike.
I smiled at her and said to myself:
There’s a still some adjustment to do
Before men know what you’re aspiring for.
On getting home I studied a tree
through the window.
It’s leaves were dancing on bright summer light
Accompanied by gentle breeze
And my heart was turned on the same tune
And she kept on coming next to me.

Yelling Visa Rosa

Yelling Visa Rosa
Copyright ©2003-2012

If I Seek You

If I seek you
I will not find you
If I deny the warmth of your heart
I will cut off the path
Of one’s own accord
People are arriving
And departing
No use to hold back
No drive away
Sometimes someone
Can’t decide
That one must be helped

But it’s hard to advise
Almost impossible
That’s why
I’m keeping my voice down
When they make noises
About destiny

Yelling Visa Rosa

Yelling Visa Rosa
Copyright ©2002-2012

1st letter from http://www.poetry.com

Dear Yelling, December 4, 2001
After carefully reading and discussing your poem, our Selection committee has certified your poem as a semi-finalist in our International Open Poetry Contest. Your poem will automatically be entered into the final competition hen in January 2002. As a semi-finalist, you now have an excellent chance of winning one of 104 cash or gift prizes — including the $ 1,000.00 Grand Prize. You may even win the $ 10,000.00 Annual Grand Prize! We wish you the best luck as you compete for these prizes in the coming weeks (a complete list of prizes is enclosed).

And that’s not all …

Yelling … Imagine Your Poem Featured in a Beautiful Coffee-table Edition!

In celebration of the unique talent that you have displayed, we also wish to publish your poem in what we promises to be one of the most highly sought after collections of poetry we have ever published …

Under a Quicksilver Moon
Library of Congress ISBN-0-7951-5062-2

Under a Quicksilver Moon, scheduled for publication in Spring 2002, will be a classic, coffee-table quality hardbound volume — printed on fine-milled paper specifically selected to last for generations. It will make a handsome addition to any library, a treasured family keepsake, or a highly valued personal gift.

NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER

Before going any further, Yelling, let me make one thing clear … your poem was selected for publication, and as a contest semi-finalist, on the basis of your unique talent and artistic vision. We believe it will add to the importance and appeal of this edition. In this regard, you are under no obligation whatsoever to submit any entry fee, any subsidy payment, or to make any purchase of any kind. Of course, many people do wish to own a copy of the anthology in which their artistry appears. If this is the case, we welcome your order — guarantee your satisfaction. Please see the enclosed material for special discount information if you would like to acquire a copy of Under a Quicksilver Moon.

SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

As I mentioned, your poem has automatically been advanced to the final competition — so you do not need to take further action on the contest at this time. However, regarding the publication of your poetry, you must proofread your poem, which appears on the enclosed Artist’s Proof. Please carefully review your poem for typographical errors and make any necessary changes. The Artist’s Proof also verifies that “If I Seek You” is your original work of art. And Yelling, let me assure you, your poem remains your property — Under a Quicksilver Moon is copyrighted as a compilation. The copyright notice is in your name. This means that you retain the copyright to your own work of art.

You must also decide if you would like to have some personal information about yourself and your poetry included in this elegant edition. In this way, the media and public can gain a greater awareness about your motivations, the meaning poetry has in your life, the story behind your poem, or your personal philosophical point of view. We have set aside a special biographical section in the anthology for this purpose. And although we must charge a nominal fee for this service, you are under no obligation to include this information. Your poem can be published without it if you wish. Please see the enclosed Artist’s Profile for further information.

In the meantime, our design department has already begun working on a distinctive layout for the poetry selected for this anthology. But remember, you must complete the enclosed Artist’s Proof and return it to us as soon as possible. And, if you wish to acquire a copy of Under a Quicksilver Moon at a contributor’s special pre-publication discount, please complete the appropriate information, also on the Artist’s Proof.

Again, congratulations, Yelling. We feel you have a special talent and look forward to the publication of your poem in Under a Quicksilver Moon.

Sincerely

Howard Ely
Managing Editor
http://www.poetry.com
Poetry.com doesn’t exist anymore.

P.S. Yelling, you should be genuinely proud of your accomplishment. Of the thousands of poems we read each year, only a fraction can be published. We are pleased that “If I Seek You” will appropriately achieve the recognition that a national publication can give it. And, if you order Under a Quicksilver Moon, we are so confident that you will love both the quality and the edition and the way your poem is presented, we can proudly offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If for any reason you are dissatisfied, your money will be promptly refunded.

P.P.S. As a poet chosen for publication, you will be eligible to attend The International Society of Poet’s Convention and Symposium held each year at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This year’s convention will be held March 1-3, 2002. Keep the date, a formal invitation will be mailed to you soon.
to the beginning of this page

2nd letter from http://www.poetry.com

Dear Yelling,
I am excited to inform you that in addition to your selection for inclusion in a hardbound anthology, you have also been chosen to be one of 33 poets whose artistry will be recorded professionally as a special part of a new poetry collection, The Sound of Poetry. I’m writing to get your permission to include your poem, “If I Seek You”, in this highly acclaimed and internationally distributed three-album collection, scheduled to be released four weeks after we receive all permissions.

Yelling, our Editors have personally selected this group of poems whose expressive quality would best exemplify the art of poetry through the spoken word. The fact that your poem is among is a testament to the diversity of your poetic talent. We feel your poem can be appreciated not only in print, but can also be enjoyed by people listening to it presented aloud by a professional reader,

The Sound of Poetry, released on both compact disc (CD) and cassette tape, features an inspiring introduction as a prelude to the selected artistry, as well as a brief commentary about each featured poem and poet. Beautiful baroque music forms the background to the spoken words.

Just imagine, Yelling, how your friends and family will feel when they hear your name … your words … presented as part of this exclusive collection. This album will instantly become a treasured keepsake to all who hear and enjoy it.

I have enclosed a copy of your poem as it is scheduled to be recorded on the album set. Please carefully read your poem and mane any necessary corrections to be forwarded to the recording studio (Please forgive us if you have already made these corrections on your “Artist’s Proof.” Any corrections you may have made to that proof have been forwarded to your Editor, and you can be assured that they will appear in the book. However this “recording proof” must be sent directly to the recording studio as soon as possible, so we are asking that you review it again for this purpose.)

The Sound of Poetry will be a major addition to the body of poetic recordings that are available today. And, as with all of our projects, although you are under no obligation to make a purchase of album set, it is available to you directly from us at a reduced price not to the public. And, as always, your satisfaction is assured with an unconditional money-back guarantee.

On, and one final note, Yelling. If you have a friends or relatives who have also been selected for our publications, please be aware that this offer may not be available to them. It has been extended only those individuals whose poems have been personally chosen by our Editors as having quality that can be appreciated not only in print, but through spoken word as well.

Sincerely

Howard Ely
Managing Editor
http://www.poetry.com
Poetry.com doesn’t exist anymore.

P.S. You won’t find a better value in the CD or cassette industry than The Sound of Poetry. The highest quality artistic and manufacturing standards have gone into the production of this three-album set. And, of course, best of all is that will feature the poetic artistry of Yelling Rosa.

Copyright 2000-2012 Yelling Rosa Production®

A Notice

I’ve been asked every now and then where to purchase “Under a Quicksilver Moon” anthology, but unfortunately I can’t help here. Some years ago Poetry.com stopped its economy activities. Now that domain exists again but I don’t know whether they have anything to do with the mentioned anthology. I am sorry for any inconvenience.

Read more of my poems at: http://www.yellingrosa.com/poems01.htm


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56 Responses to Poems

  1. J. Z. Manley says:

    thanks for stopping by my blog! I love this image “It’s like being indoors
    when a cool autumn rain
    is fingering the outer face
    of your window.”
    cheers,
    Jenny

    Liked by 1 person

  2. There’s a sucker born every minute. I had a similar experience with a song company. Very short lived.🙂

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  3. Pingback: Insomnia | Yellingrosa's Weblog

  4. Like like the blend of verbal and vocal on your blog. Your words are spare and effective.

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  5. How wonderful to find your poetry! You are my first internet friend from Lapland. I remember reading about it as a little girl, imagining the cold, and the life so linked to reindeer and snow. Is it anything like I imagined, I wonder? I enjoyed listening to your music, and thinking of you, growing up at the same time as I, in a world so far away, yet drawn to music and images. What else do we have in common? So happy to meet you.

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    • Yelling Rosa says:

      Good to hear from you. I also enjoyed your blog. I do live in the southern corner of Lapland. We have a lot of snow and polar lights in wintertime but they keep reindeer further north. I think that people who keep blog are in need to see things in bright and creative light. Let’s stay in touch.

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  6. puzzleblume says:

    Thank you, Yelling Rosa, for making me find your poems by visiting my site. It is a pleasure.
    (Also, I like this header above, so full of imaginations.)

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  7. sued51 says:

    I like “The Benefits of Aging” and “Life” very much.

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  8. MikeW says:

    Hymn of Life captured my mind this reading…

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  9. isaacolajos says:

    The fact that you write such excellent poetry, and be so accomplished in the field is honouring when you like a poem on my page. Thanks!

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  10. Really like the “taking mind.” Many thanx for sharing your cool artwork and poetry with us. Will have to come back and see more of your site. Thanx also for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day.

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  11. So many lovely poems, so many simple truths by a complex mind!

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  12. wonderful selection? Thank you!!!

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  13. triciatallen says:

    I like the fact that you added audio for some of your poems. That’s the first thing that caught my attention on this page. There’s nothing like hearing a poem in the voice of its creator. It’s giving me an idea for my own blog… Somehow, hearing your voice makes you and your work seem more approachable.

    By the way, what programme or tool did you use to add the audio? Was it a built-in WordPress feature? I’m still very new to this stuff. Thanks🙂

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    • Yelling Rosa says:

      Thank you for your comment.

      I see that you are using WordPress.com environment. Being so you must call your audio file from some other server. There are Internet Service Providers which give you free space, like Magix.

      The short code which you use in order to get the audio clip on WordPress Blog is:
      [audio http://servername.com/FolderIfAny/AudioFile.mp3|titles=Recited by Your Name]
      You add this code when you are in the HTML editor mode on WordPress. (Even though the code has same color than the real links, it doesn’t lead you anywhere. I could get that pseudolink away but at the same time there would be extra signs on the code clip. It might be confusing.)

      I recorded my recitation with Audacity -editor, which is free. You can download it from here. You must also download LAME MP3 Encoder. It allows Audacity to export MP3 files. Audacity is a very good free audio editor but perhaps a bit little difficult to use. You can go for example to CNET and write on the search file “MP3 Recorder”. After doing that you have a long list of recorders to choose from. You can read more about adding the audio to your blog at: http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/

      I hope this will help you at least a bit.

      All the best for you

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  14. jjspina says:

    Lovely poetry from your heart, Yelling. So nice to follow you. Happy you connected to my blog. It is a pleasure knowing you.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Yelling Rosa says:

      Thank you for the encouragement. I am happy that my poems appeal to you. I will also visit your blog again. It’s nice to know you. I wish all the best for you and your love ones including all the characters in your books.

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  15. milliethom says:

    Wonderfully heartfelt poetry, Yelling. I’m truly impressed with all of them and will look forward to following you from now on.

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  16. I love your poem “Fewbolism..” It is clever and so true!

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    • Yelling Rosa says:

      Thank you Sheryl,
      I am happy that you agree with me because doing so you feel compassion for those people who have been left without a penny. It’s the first step we all should take in order to build up some kind of balance on earth, respect that made things work better now and long in the future for the generation to come.
      Take care🙂

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  17. bjsscribbles says:

    Your visit to my blog was appreciated, I enjoyed reading your poems. Decided to follow

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  18. andysmerdon says:

    Hi Yelling Rosa. Thank you very much for visiting my blog, which in turn has led me to your place… and I am very pleased to be here. Your poetry says so much in so few words and in some cases says more because of the fewer words. My favourite piece is on a previous page I visited and is called “Small”. I love it. Thank you for sharing your work and I will enjoy following you.

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  19. I really love the poem similarities…as well as the open your mouth…you’re my good karma and friendship starts early…

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  20. Yelling, you are magical in every written way. Thank you so much for liking my post, it took me to you.

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  21. gkazakou says:

    thanks for liking my Kalikantzari-Story. As for the contest :

    Nothing is better
    than null.
    © Yelling Rosa
    9/10 -13

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  22. Wendy says:

    I love the simplicity of your poems and yet in those few words my imagination is sparked.. Thanks for visiting my site and liking my post which I greatly appreciate! x

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Love it Now says:

    I like your poems – the simplicity of deep messages, is it possible to give likes for apart poems?

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