Sunday, February 9, 2014

To feel alive

'The Blessing Bringer' ~ by Lisa Graham

…with snake/squirm/soul
probing thru whole
you
awake the genetic
memory
ancestors’
scary trials

to pick up
the skein of
emotions/threads
enigmatic for
him/her
that time

to pull the edge
of the string,
let follow/roll
thru life’s
forest & villages
to satisfy
the thirst…


Read more at: Sunday Feature Artist Lisa Graham, Imaginary garden with real toads

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20 comments:

  1. Your poem has brought a thirst to my poetry quests! I like this.

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  2. As I was reading this, my brain imagined itself doing acrobatics as described in your imagery.

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  3. there is interesting movement and linkage through your verse...between the ancestors stories and finding our own...following those strings on the skein of fate

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  4. Yes, follow that string backwards and forwards.

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  5. I specially like following and letting the string flow to satisfy the thirst ~

    Thanks for linking up with Real Toads ~ Wishing you Happy Sunday ~

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  6. I'd like to think we could awake the genetic memory. That would be so very interesting.

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  7. What came before has to balance with what is to come

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  8. with snake/squirm/soul...love that...

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  9. Lovely take on the prompt, a very unique perspective

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  10. I really like your last stanza! The thought of just letting life roll with a pull of the string .

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  11. Through life's forests and villages... a quaint look at modern life. Nice rhythm.

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  12. Love the opening line and the imagery this invokes.

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  13. Wow that's very profound... Thanks for sharing!

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  14. to pull the edge /of the string - love that image ~

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  15. I so enjoyed the coupling of this verse with the picture--so beautifully done!

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  16. Great poetic illustration for the painting! I like the evocation of your ancestors, the idea that we can awake genetic memory but wonder at the 'scary trials'.

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  17. I like this movement, journey and the thirst....

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  18. "To satisfy the thirst"---that speaks forever for it's too impossible to believe how one can ever be thirsty no more & hungry no more. It's always a lifetime chase for contentment which in reality, contentment doesn't really exist. Smiles.

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  19. It would be cool to follow that string all the way back.......

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