Tuesday, October 6, 2009

adrift in cold seas







how can random acts of kindness
bring me down onto my knees
bring forth flowing tears of sadness
‘tis not something i should feel
do i not deserve some shelter
helping hands or a kind word
why the thinking i’m not worthy
of these gentle words i heard…

maybe it’s the shroud of grey
the chill wind that tugs my hair
or the knowing in my heart
that we now no longer share
the sunrise that’s in the east
since we face opposing sides
have we passed the line that says
turn back now lest you divide

in these silent times i wonder
if you see the same reflection
that the rings in this here water
roll in conflicting direction
what’s the string that at this time
keeps us tethered here and bound
in the waves that keep it taut
‘stead of turning us around?

how i long for us together
in the same frame of the mind
with an openness between us
with our thoughts and limbs entwined
can we once again be free
of the darkness hanging over
are we meant to find the shores
and each other love and savour...





44 comments:

  1. Shadow, how you do this day after day is beyond my understanding. It only means to me that your never-ending supply must come from a Higher Power.

    And so, instead of your own sometimes secret meaning to find--I now seek the message which God has laid in there for me to discover either again...or anew.

    Thank you.
    PEACE!

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  2. You continue to amaze me with each poem that you share. Beautiful.

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  3. Ugh! I'm afraid the visual eclipsed the poem this time around! Ugh! Darkness at its best.

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  4. oOooo. Shadow, this is something. The bit about the rings moving in conflicting directions is inspired indeed.

    It is Spring, there, isn't it? A time of both madness and renewal. Where are your joyful, sensuous poems of a short while ago? Dear Shadow, things may seem dark (or, this may be just a POEM, and not your autobiography!), but for there to be a Shadow, there has to be a source of light, yes? May it shine on you warmly.

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  5. In the darkness of this beautifully written poem is the shining light of hope. Very nice!

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  6. This is quite an emotional upheaval...I like it of course...and I must confess, I've thought the very same at times on this section "maybe it’s the shroud of grey
    the chill wind that tugs my hair
    or the knowing in my heart
    that we now no longer share
    the sunrise that’s in the east
    since we face opposing sides
    have we passed the line that says
    turn back now lest you divide"

    Excellent once again.

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  7. i look to this direction Shadow , and i see-feel the same .
    i wish the same too .

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  8. This feels so real and true. Wonderful writing, Shadow!

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  9. I'm not sure whether to sigh or cry...perhaps I will do both. It's that kind of poetry that cuts into my soul...
    Sandi

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  10. I am so related to this honey... I won't say no more. You soul moving woman...

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  11. I love, LOVE your mind - and the talent you have that allows you to express it so.

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  12. amazing love!
    you've stood me on my head!
    and now nothing will ever
    be the same ever again
    so entangling you!

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  13. I feel we are connected in a very peculiar way. Though he have n't met and never will probably our emotions are synchronised quite often. This poem put words in my feelings.
    Thank you!

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  14. So Shadow, you and I are both dancing with A Ball and Chain around our ankles. Thank you for the warm wishes you sent me for the poem and the desperation on my blog, and now I reach across the water and hug you. Poets dance with that ball and chain, and how we do it, I don't know, but the ball, the chain, and the poetry are all part of the beautiful process of living poems.
    Love from California,
    Chris

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  15. Beautiful as always, a treasure to visit every time. You truly have a gift.

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  16. Lovely as always, Shadow, and you know at times, if feels like we share the same exact thoughts and feelings.

    Amazes me each time I read you.

    ~Calli

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  17. your ability to inspire and provoke thought never cease to amaze me!

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  18. Separate but still together. Bittersweet.

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  19. ouch...what comes between two...beautiful and haunting all in one.

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  20. It's always nice to read you every day.

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  21. i can truly relate to this poem..and the words you use...i can only say wow..

    thkx for your nice comment btw..=]

    looking forward to your next poem..

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  22. You captured Beauty in your rings of water. The conflict is very distressing, but still a heavenly melody sounds through your poem. Love.

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  23. Should we worry about you Shadow? Or are you able to don your poet laureate's bonnet at will? Hopefully it's nothing for us to be concerned about and these melancholic lines are just your magic bonnet working beautifully.

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  24. I like the darkness in this one. Keep it up!

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  25. Beautiful and tortured. You really do have a way with words, my dear Shadow!

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  26. i kept hearing music, like it was the lyric of a delicate
    jazz with flutes

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  27. Dang, these pictures that go along with your writings are outstanding. You never let us down Shadow! Thank you! Blessings.....

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  28. Hi Shadow
    Your poems are beautiful, and I know they are open to personal interpretation. But if possible I would like to know your inspiration behind this particular poem.

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  29. Bravo, beautiful Shadow. Beautiful expressions here. Thoughts that make me go back and read again.

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  30. "...how I long..." Lovely, evocative, a sweet reminder of our need to feel connected.

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  31. how i long for us together
    in the same frame of the mind
    with an openness between us
    with our thoughts and limbs entwined

    Time after time your writing blows me away!

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  32. Ouf what a beautiful AND horrible picture. Your poems are mindcatching (can one say that in English?)

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  33. It's sad, it's dark, it's haunting and pleading and it's beautiful. It delivers clearly to the reader deep feelings from the soul. I love it.

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  34. You continue to amaze me. I absolutely love the way you express yourself day after day!

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  35. What is the answer? What keeps us tethered? What makes me stay, she go? What pulls me to him, what pulls him away? It's a question that has been haunting me for some time. Not sure I will ever know, for I am sure it's all very subjective and individualised. All I want is clear direction. All I get is mush!

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  36. nothing beats a cold wet day with a hot cup of coffee (has the sun risen? who would know with these clouds?) and to read through an amazing artist, yourself...

    you arise feelings so well known, an emptiness, a longing, a piece of hope to reunite with the love that makes the world go round

    your words reflecting great imagery

    it's a pleasure of mine today to read on

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