Views

On life and its vagaries

The Case of Coherence

with 7 comments

The Case of Coherence

 

From

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

Brittle

About to change

 

Advertisements

7 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  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.

    maryjocee

    May 23, 2012 at 10:03 am

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

      Thanks for the comment

      Sam

      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.

        ManicDdaily

        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! 🙂

        Sam

        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.

    jolynproject

    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.

      Sam

      May 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      • Hmm interesting. You’re right.

        jolynproject

        May 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: