Wednesday, 23 November 2016

...walk on...


“I have never been aware before how many faces there are.  There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

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slithering, shimmering---
                                      life;
 lonely watchful eagle,
a bunch of sparrows,
profound blooms,
deadly snow,
                               it acts many ways;
watchful eyes
with their colored specs;
few, like mirror, true;
deadly masks too---
                                trickery;
breathing in love
the monks walk on
leaving back poisonous snakes---
                                    wisdom…


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12 comments:

  1. I liked this line: "few, like mirror, true;"

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  2. Breathing in love, and walking on, leaving the poison behind ~ Wise words here Sreeja ~

    Thanks for joining us ~

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  3. I like the colors of your poem... and the movement.

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  4. Whistles!!❤️๐Ÿ’œThis is absolutely gorgeous writing, Sreeja. I love your play upon words especially "breathing in love the monks walk on leaving back poisonous snakes---wisdom…" Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️๐Ÿ’œ


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  5. You have said much in 44 words and I believe the monk is wise to walk on.

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  6. Your poem with the snake as both the path and poison (left behind) is like a path of breath.

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  7. Your composition is a path of reflection

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  8. Some might see beauty in everything others only the ugliness of life. One always hopeful the other always disappointed.

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  9. Wondrous, right from that very first line.

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  10. the monks walk on
    leaving back poisonous snakes---
    wisdom…

    Obviously there are monks that forget themselves. They delve on unsavory pastimes when they lack wisdom! Very true in many other situations too!

    Hank

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  11. Interesting, whether taken literally or figuratively.

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