Friday, February 28, 2014

Eternity

Art by W. T. Benda

Eternal sleep
your sparkling eyes
closed.

The angels, friends
weeping
the loss.

Long-awaited peace
reigned over
your feet.

Countless lives…
this role
completed.

A beautiful dancer,
the rickshaw, clowness,
the teacher & healer

Drawn to feast
sunset of life
righteous and thrilling. 


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29 comments:

  1. Giving life to them... your words do a lovely job. Really liked it.
    -HA

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  2. The "feet" lost me a bit, but apart from that, I liked this very much, particularly the last three stanzas. They shine, and I thank you for adding this to the link for my challenge!

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    1. Appreciate your attention, Fireblossom! Awesome art!

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  3. I can see the "beautiful dancer" who seems to have lived life fully. Lovely.

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    1. We all dancers sometimes...Thanks for the comment!

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  4. All come together to do their part

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    1. Every year they do for the birthday to me and you :)xx Thanks for the comment, Pat!

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  5. Like everything about this, the graphics the title, the words. Especially the idea of eternal sleep sometimes...

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    1. lol...eternal sleep in your meaning....when you change the coats automatically, and just realizing...when came back...ah, this is not what I thought I wore...happened to me recently...really got overwhelmed...

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  6. I like the way you identified the many faces.. all could be facets of the same person.

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    1. Yeah, this is what I believe: many roles in different lives... ~ Thanks, Kerry, you came close...

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    2. All completed their roles..this is the beauty of their life..

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    3. Thank you, Sumana. ~ Sometimes we have more than one role, it's hard to choose, which one to follow.

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  7. I sense an actor retiring after playing many parts on stage and off. The tone is one of peace and relief that is celebratory, I think. A good take on the picture.

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    1. Thank you! Love your interpretation of my poem. xx

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  8. Your words took me back, and back again, to the beautiful image. I felt like I was learning about each visage therein.

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  9. so many different masks we must wear at different points of life....
    nice how you capture or touch on so many...

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    1. Love your interpretation of my poem. Thanks!

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  10. We all must lay down the masks at the end--the feel of a tribute here.

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  11. All those faces we feel we have to adopt..that middle golden one is particularly haunting..there is a sense of calm at the end of your piece however..or acceptance?

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  12. I also saw many faces/masks in his awesome art.... love your poem!

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  13. when it's finally time to lay down all the masks, it can be a beautiful relief..

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  14. I specially like the different masks specially the dancer ~ Lovely response to the prompt ~

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  15. Juxtaposed all the various characters from lands afar is cool! Dancers are a revered lot for they present grace in ordinary movements! Nicely humbird!

    Hank

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  16. this death is a part of life....the line of dancers dancing toward their death

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