Monday, January 27, 2014

January 27, 2014 We Write Poems We Wordle #4


Prompt:  Woman, desire, answers, lunatic, pretty, harsh, asking, ridicule, humiliation, platitudes, obvious, pay, sacrifice, single, obvious, sky, translation, deeply, lived, rules, water, hurt, darkness, crowd, watch, harsh, birth, caught, changing, oil, rendering, bone, tarragon, orange, locusts, brazen

Time is Like a River
From which you
Drink only once
Because the flow
That has passed
Will never pass again

It is ridiculous
To think of the river
Pausing
Then backing up
Just for you
Because you were not
Paying attention
Didn’t notice
Or wanted that very
Special day all
Over again

I desire to stay in one place
Sink my roots into the
Darkness
For things to stay the same
Like the insect
Caught in resin
Yet....
Not one single day is like
Another
Life is a constantly
Changing carousel
Accompanied by
Calliope 

It is no sacrifice
Really
To say goodbye
To what was
Like the game of
Roulette
There is always the
Chance tomorrow
Or the next spin
Of the wheel
Will be even better
Than this day

A life lived deeply
Renders meat from
The bone
The recipe is to be
Aware of each moment
Read the translation
In the sky
Collect orange
Blossoms
For your hair
Create the life
Wanted
Heaven...if there is one
Is in this moment

Note:  When I thought of ‘Life is a constantly changing carousel,’ I thought of the calliope music to accompany the carousel.  I decided to look it up, and found Calliope is an instrument also called steam organ or steam piano, and In Greek mythology, it is also the foremost of the nine Muses, the patron of epic poetry.  How nice to think that life is accompanied by the inventor of melody and rhythm. 









5 comments:

  1. These thoughts are so good... we can't stand still and we can't go back... "Collect orange
    Blossoms
    For your hair
    Create the life
    Wanted"
    Great advice.

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  2. I love your wise words about wanting things to stay the same, yet life moves us along like a carousel, life being ever-changing. Interesting notes about the carousel and calliope.

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  3. I really like where the words took you! Sometimes we are so busy looking elsewhere we forget Heaven can be right where we stand!

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  4. So glad you found your own sense of gentle caring wisdom in these words.

    Elizabeth

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  5. When I read this, I was reminded of something said by Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard in Star Trek:Generations...."time is a constant companion which reminds you to cherish each moment, for it will never come again" The best thing about remember moments in time is not to think about it when the moment happens, and I get this from your poem. When you're thirsty, drink from the river.

    -Nicole

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