A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)


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Catharsis

I asked her

How she was.

Okay, she replied.

Inadequate, seemingly.

But that is a four letter word.

Okay.

And, as four letter words go,

This one is definitely loaded,

With more than meaning.

Nothing ever is Okay,

Especially if you’re answered with one.

 

It’s the stuff of nightmares.

Each, epic in proportion.

Needing purgation, through

The naming of the fears.

And so you find a friendly

Unsuspecting soul, and unleash

The weight of that okay…

 

Like matter, dark or otherwise,

It merely changes form, and

Leeches on the listener.

She said, she was okay.

And told me how much she wasn’t.

 

I understood.

Now I carry the weight

Of all she never can tell.

 

23 April, 2017

Day#23 of #Napowrimo, 2017 – National Poetry Writing Month 2017. An other write that demanded expression.


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Tongue-tied

It’s not the tongue.

Never was.

It’s them damned,

Yes, them dammed words.

So literal we are.

We think that

Harelip holds just the tongue

Never understanding

The knots, that tie up

Are Inarticulate…

Just as them words are.

They have no

Credit to pass

Risk zones of

Frissons of fissures.

The gap is too wide

To stretch meaning.

Better to let meaning be.

Better to let them think you dumb.

Better, best, yet is

Silence.

Dam(n).

Them words.

 

22 April, 2017

Day#22 of #NaPoWriMo 2017, National Poetry Writing Month, 2017. As absurd as they come, today.

 

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Notes:

(From Quora 🙂 ) Tongue-tied, etymology. 🙂

Originally, “tongue-tied” was a metaphorical expression that described a very specific physical abnormality, just like “clubfoot” or “harelip”. It meant that someone had an unusually thick and long piece of tissue connecting the underside of their tongue to the base of their mouth.

Obviously, that would probably make it difficult to speak clearly, so it’s easy to understand how “tongue-tied” has come to more generally mean “struggling to express yourself”.

On a broader note, though, I’ve always found this kind of expression really interesting on two fronts:

1) “Tongue-tied” is just one example of our fascinating tendency to describe physical conditions with metaphors that are simultaneously very poetical and very blunt. Even just in English — and it’s definitely not limited to English — there are so many. “Harelip”, “clubfoot”, “lazy eye”, “pinhead”, “dropsy”, “webbed fingers”…the list goes on and on.

2) We’re even more inclined to take concrete physical conditions, and expand them into figurative terms of speech that are used much more broadly. Beyond “tongue-tied”, “crippled”, “blind” and “lame” are just some of the most common examples.


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Raining Joy

Day#21 of #Napowrimo, 2017 – National Poetry Writing Month 2017! I am so glad I held off till now to post this Haiku (5-7-5), for it actually did rain, however briefly this morning! 🙂

(Here’s how 🙂 )

Trees tremble in rain

Like naughty tots in showers 😀

Simple precious joy! ❤

 

6 March, 2017

 


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Exquisite

The dew on a spider’s web

Diamond bright; short-lived.

 

That first shot-

Bending over the horizon,

The blush-pink sun.

A new bride

Yet to grow, and rule.

 

Just as exquisite is that

Sliver you drive

Carefully, ever so carefully

Slathered with love

So your eyes seem to say

Right into my heart

Easing it bit by aching bit

With all that you don’t say.

 

Exquisite, the tremor

Of the dew-like drop

Latched to the quivering lashes

Before taking the plunge.

 

So exquisite,

I’m spoiled for any less fare.

 

20 April, 2017

Day#20 of #Napowrimo, 2017 – National Poetry Writing Month 2017


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Irreconcileable

As Death Star, Black Hole

Love Drains; You consume me – I’m

Irreconcileably yours!

6 March, 2017

Day#19 of #Napowrimo, 2017 – National Poetry Writing Month 2017 – Number 19 is a Haiku, in 17 syllables, arranged in the 5-7-5 pattern