Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cathartic talk

 'Catharsis' by Ashim Sagor
'Catharsis' by Ashim Sagor
                                     

"…I’m wistful for my kin of the spirit”
                                  Ezra Pounds


We're trying to connect
throwing/launching the anchor,
mooring to a harbor.

Closer. Louder. Risky
thoughts touch the sand,
smell a seaweed…
Hark! Seagull cry…

The peace in jeopardy.
Half-word…half-breeze…
Broken link.  Silence.
Go ponder. Whole world
between,

Universe of feelings
separates, match,
mingling: “It’s me, hi!”
Feels/thinks right –
We …

the bank of promises
where love - arrested,
with the highest motive
in wistful eyes.

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22 comments:

  1. ha. this was surprising at times...i like the hark!
    that last stanza is money though...where love arrested, cool line....

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  2. The sea has so many stories to tell that its sirens call is enticing.

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  3. Like a boat to a shore. Never thought of Love like that. When we don't align correctly, there is a "whole world between." Do you drop anchor anyway?

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  4. Can be quite the distance between when things are a bit scrambled, hopefully that bank collects though

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  5. Yes, I do think that in some ways we all strive to connect - somehow want to find a way to be together rather than alone in our separateness.

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  6. Finding the balance to integrate ourselves into a 'we' is a real lesson to learn..that sculpture is amazing too..helped me understand the words more

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  7. This sounds like a wonderful escape from a stressful lifestyle.

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  8. from trying to connect to jeopardy to promise, love and wistful eyes...like this journey :)

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  9. I was most struck by the closing lines. I can see the wistful eyes!

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  10. " the bank of promises / where love-arrested"... I like these lines most...

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  11. "Universe of feelings
    separates, match,
    mingling: “It’s me, hi!”
    Feels/thinks right –
    We … " Beautiful ~' connections' happen even if they were not intended. Loved it, humbird!

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  12. the bank of promises
    where love - arrested,
    with the highest motive
    in wistful eyes.

    Perfect ending humbird! Yes, one can't really be sure can we! Lots are hidden behind the wishful eyes!

    Hank

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  13. How clever- I love how you paired the photo and the poem! I too believe it is the connections that make us human~

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  14. I guess human connections include all that you've said. Sometimes though, the silence speaks its own language. I enjoyed your poem very much.

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  15. with the highest motive
    in wistful eyes.

    excellent ending…

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  16. " asymmetry of power " comes to mind

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  17. This our voyage into the cadence- chop, from beach to 'meet' we hop, seagull's shrill, and love's belay, Thanks for taking us this way. . .!

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  18. I'm glad to see someone besides me use the word 'hark'. Lovely work!

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