Pardon the Sticky, Smelly Substance…but the image is Stunning! 😉
I’m glad you avoided a sticky ending! Liked it, Elan.
Awesome. Life starts our sticky, and ends that way. Of course, it is the same all through. Becoming sticky yourself, you realize… There is no-way, to un-gum… Except perhaps, by the warmth of the Sun.
Great read thanks Elan
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As much as the sap from the tree tends to cling I find the human saps to be the most annoying…:)
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lol. They certainly can be. You hit upon one of the meanings of the poem
Killer last line 🙂
Thanks Shirley, I just corrected my typo too.
Fantastic image and excellent metaphor. Those we want to wash away from our life, stick to us. Letting go can be difficult and emotional.
This is such an amazing post! The image is gorgeous, everything about this is gorgeous!
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Beautiful poem. 🙂 Sap that has been weathered enough, turns into amber, which then is so much more valuable, so that is always good to know.
There must have been a good ..Resin.. for this poem. The….Pitch ..of the theme was quite personal.
Yes, one could say it resonates.
Lovely poem to wake up to. I can see the Norfolk Island pine in my garden as i write this.
I clicked like because it reminded me of childhood when we used to use that sticky thing as a gum.
Was ‘stirring wheel’ an intentional play on the word ‘coffee cup’ or a happy accident? Loved the little jab at the end.
lol. I guess that’s stretching it a bit.
Now I am smelling sap 🙂
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I genuinely laughed out loud at this! Love it!
So true. The clingers can seem so repellant because we grow used to their being around. Then we rid ourselves of them and start romanticising and longing to bring them back. Human connection is strange that way.
Very well done 🙂
Lovely words and great photo.
What a wonderful metaphor for friends lost.
marvellous and entertaining with truth sparkling in between the lines. I thoroughly enjoyed the read! praying for an exorcism, made me laugh 🙂 Gorgeous macro photo of the sap! cheers, Debi
Thanks so much Debi!
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Because everything that touches you leaves a bit of itself and sometimes you don’t want that
Huge smile from me Elan. Pine sap and friends, glorious analogy.
Peanut butter. if you have to get it off again and replace it with a not quite as nice scent…use PB. Especially if it gets in your hair. Stuff you learn as a kid that ‘sticks’ with you. I enjoyed reading this and yes, I did smell sap (and not PB!).
I pull out memories of those long ago friends and look for them too. It can be haunting.
The beautiful photo drew me in… and the poem was fun… the frustration of desperately wanting to get rid of something (saps).
Fascinating picture of sap. I like your different uses of the word and your humor.
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Good thought … and a great picture
Love it! You captured pine sap perfectly.
Awesome… will never look at sap the same again…
On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 1:09 PM, Elan Mudrow wrote:
> Elan Mudrow posted: ” I fell into a pine tree once. Don’t worry, I > survived It wasn’t a bad fall, just a stumble With hands outstretched. I > suffered a small scrape, Reddened palms and My right hand landed in A small > patch of sap. Upon driving back home The sap did” >
Is there anyone who hasn’t experienced the sap and friends aggravation? So true, so accurate, so well said. xoxox
Beautiful. Love the photo too.
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Been there, done that.
Hi, Elan! My “take-away” from this was a lot of laughter and a good appreciation for you as a poet and story-teller!
This made me think of a gone love. The desire to get rid of someone that wasn’t good for you, but yet when you have, you tend to look back and search for him again.. an odd thing.. Beautiful picture!
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