Sunday, July 6, 2014

Obscurity

photo of 1850's ~ courtesy of Tess Kincaid


I trace what I see…
under my fingers
your lines vibrate
in resonance with
‘what would be if…’

so old motif,
the pattern of past times,
19 century’s hot lines,
an invention of free minds.



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14 comments:

  1. cool bit of magic in tracing those lines in the first part...
    i try not to get caught up in what ifs...dangerous rabbit trails
    the patterns of our past will tell us our future as well.

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  2. Yes, our life is pure hypothesis!

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  3. The what ifs will always be there, just have to follow the lines made at our lair

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  4. i always felt that blind people can possibly see more than most of us do... because they feel more and hear more while we are still musing over the seeable!!

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  5. I like how you picked up on his blindness...so far no one else has...

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  6. I'm certainly on the same page with this.

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  7. Eloquent and quite meaningful. Well done.

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  8. patterns of the past help us in the future..tracing what he sees with his fingers

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  9. Ah! . . . yet another perspective - a blind man - never thought of that!
    Very clever and beautifully penned ~ Eddie

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  10. Freed minds indeed, Mademoiselle Fin De Siecle , a trace "Place of Enchantment "

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  11. I had seen this on other people's blogs but had not noticed the man was blind. I liked where you went with this, particularly the first stanza.

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  12. A different angle on the prompt. Very few got that he was blind.

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