All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind. (Kahlil Gibran)

Words. They convey. They really do.

It is here that I will share both poetry and prose corresponding to musings on the Surrealized Venn, always within the context of trying to understand while at the same time making assertions to move forward. The 2019 word cloud below offers any number of topics … all of which fall somewhere into the confluence of Surrealized.  The entirety of the 35,000 words from 2019 have yet to materialize in complete form here and as Surrealized progresses, I expect their contributions to become clearer.

Surrealized 2020 – 52 Weeks of Words:

  • 042 – Candlelight
    042 – Candlelight

    CANDLELIGHT – Glen Hartle Sitting alone by candlelight is only a dream if it is you who turned out the light. Otherwise, it is your worst nightmare.

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  • 041 – Fairest of Them All
    041 – Fairest of Them All

    FAIREST OF THEM ALL – Glen Hartle Looking into the mirror and listening to your own voice is the bias confirmation which undermines the common wealth more than the current…

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  • 040 – Press F5 to Reload
    040 – Press F5 to Reload

    PRESS F5 TO RELOAD – Glen Hartle It is not the disease with which we must come to terms. It is self. The millennials claim to be on the mend…

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  • 039 – Conviction
    039 – Conviction

    CONVICTION – Glen Hartle I gaze through the window at me of yesterday where I was looking out the opposite window, pandering to pity and clucking at the world. Sleeping…

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  • 038 – A Message At 50
    038 – A Message At 50

    A MESSAGE AT 50 – Glen Hartle Today is my birthday and even though time is not chasing me I know life has been openly flattering me. As if in…

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  • 037 – Aged Premonition
    037 – Aged Premonition

    AGED PREMONITION – Glen Hartle Social takes On new form As the world Tethers now to Your fingertips And you struggle To find Anecdote To your Isolation. Take notes For…

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  • 036 (haiku)
    036 (haiku)

    stop ascribing my emotions to your vantage. I am me alone

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  • 035 – Torn
    035 – Torn

    TORN – Glen Hartle And suddenly you find yourself hyperaware of your surroundings, hopeful that the sound you just heard was a knock at the door. For even though you…

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  • 034 – Bewitched
    034 – Bewitched

    BEWITCHED – Glen Hartle Invariably Regret And Remorse Will Tempt To fill The void. Be wary Their Overtures For They Will Undo you.

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  • 033 – Descent
    033 – Descent

    DESCENT – Glen Hartle It is with amazing speed That you have arrived here, At the pyramid base, Where myopia has overwhelmed And distils the world to only you. Your…

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  • 032 – Vulnerable
    032 – Vulnerable

    VULNERABLE – Glen Hartle He seeks franchise, refusing to capitulate, and affords himself license to manufacture normal even while guidance has been withdrawn and the Land of the Wanderer lies…

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  • 031 – COVID-19
    031 – COVID-19

    COVID-19 – Glen Hartle Be aware, neither scripted or jaded, and be ready for the post pandemic period. Be understanding, setting aside your indignation opting instead to be humble and…

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  • 030 – Post
    030 – Post

    POST – Glen Hartle The harvest has failed; Fertilized too heavily With your scripted zeal where Nature and nurture, both, Offended by bearing, Affirm once again That size doesn’t matter…

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  • 029 – Mark It
    029 – Mark It

    MARK IT – Glen Hartle My scars are Selling fear but There’ll be no buying At the bell For the risk Is too high And the odds Well-shuffled. I will…

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  • 028 – Shack In The Valley
    028 – Shack In The Valley

    SHACK IN THE VALLEY – Glen Hartle Five bars in And the music wasn’t right. Consumption comes With its own ascetic though As quantity became confused With quality And three…

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  • 027 – Starboard
    027 – Starboard

    STARBOARD – Glen Hartle The sound of cutlery Subsides and I am Once again alone With transition, Sole observer to The successful Inversion of night. Absent peers, My presence is…

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  • 026 – Not Yet Dawn
    026 – Not Yet Dawn

    Not Yet Dawn – Glen Hartle Flip. Flop. Flip. Reverberating sound of footsteps in the hall. Approaching. Receding. Deliberate. Methodic. Sequential. Suddenly … … a check and a change of…

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  • 025 – The Dance Floor
    025 – The Dance Floor

    The Dance Floor – Glen Hartle Curating hope as you navigate the moment through the eyes of the present and choose the future over the past, resetting memories along the…

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  • 024 – Avail Ability
    024 – Avail Ability

    Avail Ability – Glen Hartle  A scintilla is superlative when the moment is right

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  • 023 – All In
    023 – All In

    All In – Glen Hartle Dreams are not only for the young and I have not yet hit my dew point. With no state of uncertainty propagating joy, the chain…

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  • 022 – V²
    022 – V²

    V² – Glen Hartle I am either a vessel of identity or a vassal to it. Is the choice mine?

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  • 021 – Blight
    021 – Blight

    BLIGHT – Glen Hartle The failed extrovert Lies claim to introvert Seeking harbour Even while faulting The extrinsic nature Of belonging at the expense Of being intrinsic.

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  • 020 – Rudimentary
    020 – Rudimentary

    RUDIMENTARY – Glen Hartle Dormant; ambition has succumbed. With dull rhinestones, he peers out at day knowing that it is not someone else’s fault and yet he should know their…

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  • 019 – Foe-Pas
    019 – Foe-Pas

    FOE-PAS – Glen Hartle Oh, sensibility, seasonal affliction under whose spell I unwittingly fall, I find you today swathed in possibility and shooing me away from your tethering shroud that…

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  • 018 – Order
    018 – Order

    ORDER – Glen Hartle Romance Thrives Leaving Pragma Listless

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  • 017 – Decay
    017 – Decay

    DECAY – Glen Hartle Time has been silenced. It no longer counts aloud and I am left to manufacture measure for the cadence of my thoughts. In this, the fault…

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  • 016 – Googled
    016 – Googled

    GOOGLED – Glen Hartle You have it wrong, you know. The role of the query is to better understand and not to confirm your own belief that you already know…

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  • 015 – Fenced In
    015 – Fenced In

    FENCED IN – Glen Hartle enclosure tightening and the appeal of the collective identity fades as you realize you are not the core and it is you who has to…

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  • 014 – Woolen
    014 – Woolen

    WOOLEN – Glen Hartle If Bliss Is Within, It is Left To the Wolf To Doff His Cloak And He is Unwilling, Lest Rapture Be Lonely.

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  • 013 – Failed Sincerity
    013 – Failed Sincerity

    FAILED SINCERITY – Glen Hartle effective charisma dependent upon social construct emanating from misplaced empathy

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  • 012 – Baggage
    012 – Baggage

    BAGGAGE – Glen Hartle the crippling of the passionate is to be witness of imitation taking the bow

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  • 011 – Your Garden
    011 – Your Garden

    YOUR GARDEN – Glen Hartle “Take this bouquet of transitions” said Absolute, “for each of them either begins or ends with me and what better offering have I?” “I cannot…

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  • 010 – The Thin Edge
    010 – The Thin Edge

    the thin edge – glen hartle emotions intensify with age they do not go gentle into that good night nuanced separation dissipates leaving many to coalesce into few concentration becoming…

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  • 009 – Take Up
    009 – Take Up

    TAKE UP – Glen Hartle Touch the moment for it is real, quantum and yet not; augmenting reality back into dreams and coalescing as the only thing that matters. Perhaps…

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  • 008 – Inhale
    008 – Inhale

    INHALE – Glen Hartle greeting: wafted aroma on wisps fleeting: times past rise up teasing: formless essence alights momentarily serenading: triggered nostalgia tempts joy synchronizing: heart buoyed embraces memory

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  • 007 – Take The Wheel
    007 – Take The Wheel

    TAKE THE WHEEL – Glen Hartle He talks to himself As there is no Lead zebra in the vast Expanse of his mind And thus the concept Of pack takes…

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  • 006 – Perplexing
    006 – Perplexing

    PERPLEXING – Glen Hartle The notoriety of Broad And the pulse of Grand Where Catcher has ceded To pitcher And we wonder aloud Whether any Have yet the courage to…

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  • 005 – haiku – 001
    005 – haiku – 001

    you bring out the best and why would I question that frugal is plenty ~ glen hartle

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  • 004 – Our Orthodoxy
    004 – Our Orthodoxy

    OUR ORTHODOXY – Glen Hartle I won’t make mountains out of your molehills as long as you stop reducing my joys into them. Fair?

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  • 003 – My Causality
    003 – My Causality

    MY CAUSALITY – Glen Hartle “What gives you solace?” The Father queried, mandate poised. A moment of reflect; a smile; a blush; “Desire” replied the poet. “Are you not aware…

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  • 002 – Perspective
    002 – Perspective

    PERSPECTIVE – Glen Hartle If populism Isn’t popular While vying For popularity Among Your people Then perhaps Your people Are too popular For your Populism And it’s time For change.

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  • 001 – Surrealized
    001 – Surrealized

    SURREALIZED – Glen Hartle With staunch devotion the calendar turns anew, ushering in a new epoch identifiable only by pointing in one direction while making vague motions in another. All…

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