About “Symbols simples”

My intent yesterday, in writing this little poem — which appears in yesterday’s entry below — was to create a new symbol for “love”, in contrast to H8, which is pretty easily clear. The process started in a dream, in which I tried to do just that.
I hope there are enough clues in the almost-haiku to make it intelligible:

the title has a bilingual quality, with the second word en français — the fact that the word in the title is uncapitalized is a clue;

“LOL”, of course, means “laughing out loud”;

“H8″ means “hate”;

“L’0″ is the part en français — the second symbol in it is zero, which in French (tennis particularly) is “l’oeuf”, (the egg) or “love”.


Laughing out loud above,

What the world needs now

Is not hate but love.

— too obscure?

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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