On life and its vagaries

The Case of Coherence

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The Case of Coherence



The myriad things strewn

Over my path

I pick up a few twigs


Nothing’s special about them

They were Just  twigs

Broken and bent

Faded to the marrow

The jagged ends

Still seemingly  raw and

Reeking of strain……


I didn’t know, off what trees,

They were

And why they were there


The next heavy foot fall may

Possibly  trample them to dust


I lay them down on the path.

(Not in any place particular

Merely at some place)


They were just twigs


About to change



7 Responses

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  1. This poem about twigs could be about anything, couldn’t it?

    Is this poem about change or the poet’s perception of change?

    The best part of this poem is the reverence for nature, even it’s remnants.


    May 23, 2012 at 10:03 am

    • Its not about twigs, its about perception and its capacity to alter reality

      Thanks for the comment


      May 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      • Sam – it’s a lovely poem and I would disagree with you there – – it is about twigs! It describes them quite particularly which makes it so interesting and work so well, I think! K.


        May 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

      • ManicDdaily,

        (Isn’t there a ban on talking about our own stuff somewhere ? 🙂 )

        Anyway, to my mind, those details only tend to emphasize the power of the observer in the process of observation. But I haven’t denied the possibility of having as many realities as there are observers! 🙂


        May 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm

  2. I loved how you focused on something seemingly insignificant and made them the most important thing in the moment. If we could only do that in life more often, we may be a lot more happier and learn a whole lot more. Great poem. I enjoyed it immensely.


    May 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    • Thank you for those words. We can’t push a single thing away as unimportant in life. “Seemingly insignificant” is a beautiful expression to use. They are only seemingly insignificant to us. Yet their nearness may cause a significant influence on us and make us see things with an altered perspective. It could go even deeper, and talk to us about our authority over what we see and about the way we see things.


      May 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      • Hmm interesting. You’re right.


        May 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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