Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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[Umhlanga image from google dot com; Fair use]


A SET OF CONTRADICTIONS
Hot day, cold voices.
Cool skin, deep set longing.

Brave steps,
Rough unmolded stones.

Harmony where is your desire;
Pain your surcease?

Yin do you contradict yang;
What of sunset and moonrise?

Death and Life;
Your boundaries you clearly defined.

Feather light,
And apple sweet.
A SET OF CONTRADICTIONS © gillena cox 2018


Blog hopping today with

Poets United Midweek Motif ~
"a bundle of contradictions" (from Anne Frank's last letter)




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24 comments:

  1. Such vivid contrasts. I love this, gillena.

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  2. Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

    much love...

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  3. Without the contradictions you name in your poem, life would be bland indeed.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation MMT

      Much­čĺčlove

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  4. "Brave steps,
    Rough unmolded stones."...My favorite lines. Contradictions brilliantly captivated....

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    1. Thanks gor your appreciation MMT

      much­čĺčlove

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  5. Beautiful, and even mystical in its acceptance of the questions we fling out into the universe! I think we might not want the answers.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by to read mine Susan

      much­čĺčlove

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    2. Happy you dropped by Rosemary

      Much­čĺčlove

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  6. Gillena, the photo that you selected, helps to advance the poem's message. The bridge's suicide barriers look like the ribs of a long dead animal, while blocking others from seeking it.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Therisa

      Much­čĺčlove

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  7. Nice - I like your approach, and your postivie comments as well!

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    1. Happy you dropped by Brother Ollie

      Much­čĺčlove

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  8. Love the powerful contrasts in this poem, Gillena. Gorgeous write! ­čĺ×

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  9. Happy you dtopped by Sanaa

    Much­čĺčlove

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  10. A fresh and vivid set of contradictions, Gillena! I especially love:
    'Brave steps,
    Rough unmolded stones'
    and
    'Feather light,
    And apple sweet'.

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  11. Thanks for your appreciation Kim

    Much­čĺčlove

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  12. Harmony where is your desire;
    Pain your surcease?
    ... that's terrific.

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  13. Thanks for dropping by Rajani

    Much­čĺčlove

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  14. Love this question: 'What of sunset and moonrise?' So many of them pass by unnoticed.

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  15. Thanks for dropping by Romana

    Much­čĺčlove

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  16. I love you sets of contradictions!

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  17. Thanks for dropping by Sara

    Much­čĺčlove

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