Monday, October 4, 2021

OM

 QUADRILLE #137  where we are required to "throw stone poems" using the word stone. 


Like Sisyphus 
I pushed the stone
slowly to the mountaintop…
my obsidian
bitterness and anger
               acknowledged yet again

Until

I began to see it
as a strong foundation.
Set free at last
             I built my house upon it
Here I stand
Home at last 


19 comments:

  1. Love the metaphor... to take that bitterness and form it into something new... to move on by staying put.

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  2. What a wonderful way to look at life, Beverly. Thank you!

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  3. Especially loved how the last line sums it all up.

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  4. I love the turn to a strong foundation of a home. The stone metaphor was on point.

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  5. EXCELLENT blending of metaphors and images here. Beautiful.

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  6. Lemons make lemonade. Nice one Bev

    Much💜love

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  7. The switch is beautifully done Beverly... Don't push your troubles through life, build on then and move on!

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  8. I like how you split the quadrille in half with a nice turn.

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  9. "My obsidian bitterness" wow. Nicely done.

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  10. We need that strong foundation so we build up from there.

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  11. a powerful metaphor, transforming our negatives into a positive and being comfortable with that! If only more could do that.

    I'm from Australia where 'stone the crows' is a commonly used idiom ... would would dare to hurt one!

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  12. How wonderful to find a home within yourself. It's the best place to look!

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  13. "OM" "ॐ", the most holy symbol in Hinduism. All our sanskrit shlokas / mantra for God start with "Om". The essesnce of universe.

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  14. Another Sisyphus. A change of heart is often a good thing.

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  15. I love this. And, you know, if you take the metaphor all the way, that implies that your home is atop a mountain... so you must have a great view from up there, Bev!

    Yours,
    David [ben Alexander]

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  16. A satisfying transformation.

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  17. What a great metaphor - channelling that strength from within.

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  18. Brava!!!! You nailed the "stone" theme.

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  19. If you were sitting beside me, you would have heard my out loud sigh and "oh man!" What a poem! What a lesson! Taking the difficulties, pushing them up the hill....and learning the strength gained from the task has become the foundation of who one is. Wonderful!

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