Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday January 29, 2011 A River of Stones/Writer's Island





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A Small Stone#29

Gathering ideas
Into a basket
Winnowing
To separate
Seed from shaft
Sorting to category
A constant activity
Picking up a single idea
Holding it to the light
Calculating the next step
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Prompt % for 2011: Illusion

ILLUSION
Vanishing
Yesterday is erased
Forms come into sharp focus
As they are disappearing

Vanishing
Dissolving
Forming
Dissolving again
All is an illusion,
Reality is but a slight of hand.

12 comments:

  1. Two terrific poems - I love the analogy of winnowing grain with ideas. The Illusion is also very meaningful. Magic is "sleight" of hand - legerdemain in French.

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  2. I LOVE your stone. And the word "winnowing". Cool, Annell. Also love the longer poem: "reality is but a sleight of hand." Puts life into perspective:) Well, reading these has made a great start to my day:) Thank you.

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  3. nice..that first one is fun...its like gem mining...writing poetry...picking out the goods, erasing the not so...to get there...

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  4. Both poems were great. Reality really is just a slight of hand!

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  5. I enjoyed these very much. Those choices and sortings, those illusions. These shape who we are.

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  6. winnowing our thoughts and words, what an image! and even better a concept. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Annell, I love how you laid this out.
    Two very good poems.
    Pamela

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  8. Yes, sorting this from that, and all with some illusions attached,

    Elizabeth

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  9. Wonderfully written, both of them. To sort out the illusion means moving forward to the realities of being.

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  10. welcome join us tonight , have fun!
    Thanks for the inspirations and dedications..

    Happy Writing!

    ;)

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  11. Very meaningful and enjoyable reads!

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