On the edge, wind plays with the stream. Its spatter freezing onto trees, who look weak, vulnerable, bent by the extra weight.

On the edge, where the stream freezes, falling is continual, falling is a cycle. Roots are lost.

On the edge, exposed, the sun isn’t always warm. It’s fickle, flirting with the cold, funneled winds. Relentless, always cycling.

On the edge, spring holds no promise. Pockets of ice remain. Trees are cautious, curving into an array of uniqueness.

On the edge, strength takes new forms, evolves into a balance. Depth is an art never grown in easy soil.


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26 Responses to Depth

  1. Such beautiful imagery!


  2. Eli Kyoko says:

    Sooo vivid 💖💖


  3. Erin says:

    I love the way your words flowed. The repetition and alliteration really gave this a unique and haunting feel. Well done!


  4. Elan Mudrow says:

    Thanks Erin. I tried to include hanging lines like in Ginsberg’s Howl, but WP doesn’t have a lot of choices as far as text is concerned.

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  5. So Lovely and Melodic!

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  6. impostorpawn says:

    damn, so epic and simple. wow!

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  7. Peter Klopp says:

    Your poem expresses well the dizzying idea of depth on so many levels. I also agree with your response above. WP does not give you many creative choices when it comes to text.

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  8. Lyrical and poignant. Wow!

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  9. mcaimbeul says:

    A remarkable post, truly remarkable.


  10. vivachange77 says:

    Stunning beauty in your images. Your last line incorporates the wisdom of your poem.

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  11. dornahainds says:

    Simply, Splendid! 😎🥀


  12. Kelwyn says:

    I like the words: “Flirting With The Cold” and “Evolves Into A Balance” … !


  13. This is fantastic. It’s poetry but it also feels like a narrative


  14. Elan Mudrow says:

    Yes, that’s it.

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  15. Patty says:

    Dear Elan,
    Read marvelous pieces by you again. Profound. You have an ‘old’ soul. Amazing wisdom to share. XxX


  16. Profound insights, Elan, and an elegant metaphor to describe the depth required to remain standing and well-grounded on the edges.

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  17. Rae Longest says:

    Beautiful on so many levels.

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  18. Elan Mudrow says:

    Thanks so much!

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  19. Marisa D. says:

    I really like this one!

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  20. Kelwyn says:

    And, that narrative itself is Poetic ☺ … !

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  22. wow.This piece has been well crafted to the extent that one feels taken away into another world.

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  23. Coasting says:

    The last line settles it so well!

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  24. haikuspot says:

    This is very “deep”! I had a similar thought while i was sitting on a fallen tree on the edge of a cliff.

    Gosh, i’m so happy i didn’t fall, now that i think about it!


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