Posted on March 28, 2015
by Elan Mudrow
Category: PoetryTags: A Yearning for Self, Author, Bridges, Desire, Individuality, memory, Mythology, Poem, Poetry, Religion, Rivers, Suicide, Weather, Writer, Writing
I love your language throughout. Striking image
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Reblogged this on Philosopher Poet with Dreams.
Thanks for the reblog!
Had to share this one on Twitter…love your words.
Thanks DiAnne. I’m now (recently) on Twitter. I’m not much of a phone person. As a matter of fact, where is my phone? I’ve got to go and find it.
I want to say I like it and don’t like it at the same time. It is such a good poem that what it conveys and how it conveys is all the more shivery and sad. Very evocative.
I understand what you mean. I also like it and don’t like it at the same time.
What a striking poem…its language is just brilliant….thanks for a great read.
Give me time to Work on this one. As in all ART, the user draws their own “picture”.
I will find one !
It’s a bit of a dark one. The reader always draws their own picture.
I like this change of direction for you.
Desires are full of complexities. Some of them can have conflicting ideas intertwined within the same structure. Thanks!
Enjoyed very much. Image and writing sets a fitting mood. 🙂
I’m expecting mixed reactions. That’s interesting to me.
Does the image reflect the poem or vice versa? What was the inspiration?
I always pick the images after a poem is nearing completion. The inspiration came from observation, a connection to an emotional language that resides within me, and life.
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The language is beautiful and the imagery juggles the construction of a bridge with the landscape very skilfully. What eludes me is the actual point your making. I also think the middle part of the poem needs restructuring. I found it confusing.
Thanks. I appreciate your criticism. Perhaps you might want to check out Gertrude Stein’s “Tender Buttons”. Poetry is much more than making “a” point.
You had me, Elan, at that first great line
and you held me right through.
This is worthwhile writing of a high order.
Great work of art here – a true artist – you wrote it perfect. I really love this. Wow … 🙂
so beautifully penned !! loved reading this 🙂
Very artistic and poignant.
Thanks for the follow!
Profound and engaging images throughout your poem. It traveled me over the bridge.
Wow. This is deep and apt.
This is beautiful. Your voice is spectacular.
Yeah, but I think it went down on paper with a bit of a crinkled corner of the mouth and a wink. Still thinking on it.
Perhaps, the paper is the ferry. I’m ok with it being crinkled. I guess, I’ll defend this poem. Then again, people have been thinking about “The Waste Land” ever since its publication. Fragments, polyrhythms are never “dead in the water”. You’re the best and have always let me find inspiration. I’m still thinking on it.
This reads like a song
I’m sure some people see that as an insult but some people see a can of mixed nuts as the core problem with Western society. So, the hell with those people.
Thank you for the song.
So engaging. I’ve read it multiple times and I’ll have to again. It’s brilliant!
Wow. Your words are… amazing. I am a bit jealous, I have to admit.
Thanks so much!
Just saying the truth. ^__^
Beautifully written. The emotion is raw and bites into the soul. Those of us who’ve been there understand and those who’ve not been, will still understand. You’ve married an image with words that will linger in my mind and your message will stay with me as I move throughout the day. Exquisite!
I felt the steel cold and the water numbing, and I understood the forgetting. deep and provocative. thanks.
Nicely sewn together.
Very inspiring. Love the imagery.
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