Friday, October 7, 2016

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“Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.”
-– Paul Johannes Tillich


SOLITUDE
Deep in the chamber of solitude curled
A ring-gg ring-gg softly charms air furled
Yet not, do the tone to mind or ear reach
For far to low, chasm of solitude seeks
To court absolute attention to its bliss;
Thus being satiated in being alone, solitude
Is an amorous lover, jealous of intrusion
No telephone tones, nor voices calling
Can mar the perfect tide of flowing free
Thoughts, ideas, colours, on a clear sea
Calm waves ripple, in syllables uncharted
Traversing to an ocean wide and deep enough
To absorb, light, liquidity, and vastness
SOLITUDE © gillena cox 2016

Written for Sanaa's Prompt Night
Descent into the abyss of Solitude – [31]


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[my video choice for today Tu si 'na cosa grande ]

18 comments:

  1. "the chamber of solitude" I really like that. It feels like a safe place... lovely poem, Gillena

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  2. Whistles!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–This is absolutely gorgeous writing, Gillena ๐Ÿ˜€ I absolutely love the idea of solitude as "an amorous lover, jealous of intrusion, no telephone tones, nor voices calling, can mar the perfect tide of flowing free thoughts, ideas, colours, on a clear sea. Calm waves ripple, in syllables uncharted" Sigh.. you have painted such wonderful images here. Beautifully executed.

    Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights Gillena ๐Ÿ’‹ and for your constant love and support๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. ๐Ÿ’–Thanks for your appreciation Sanaa๐Ÿ’–

      much love...

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  3. I love the idea of solitude as a lover, demanding, but oh so very giving when you devote yourself to pursuing it.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Rommy

      much love...

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  4. How well this reads Gillena and all those that live close to the sea will well understand how calming that can be as it whispers to you.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Robin

      much love...

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  5. I love those last three lines... feel them in my bones.

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    1. Happy you dropped in Magaly

      much love...

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  6. What a wonderful quite and picture - it made me feel quite safe and warm :)

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  7. For far to low, chasm of solitude seeks
    To court absolute attention to its bliss;
    Thus being satiated in being alone, solitude
    Is an amorous lover, jealous of intrusion

    Loved these words!! Wonderful!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sreeja

      Much love...

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  8. Your words create a perfect vision of the joy solitude can bring,,,I enjoyed it very much,,

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Linda

      Much love...

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  9. *sigh* Oh how that chasm calls to me....beautiful imagery XXX

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