Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Pages of Life

Picture @ Deviant Art

the tattered pages of an open book
reveal the absence of print,
washed carefully away in the baptismal waters
at the altar of the neologistic spirit.

the patterns of watermarks
reveal the intricate network
of the regenerated soul,
amidst honeyed pages
that seek the nectar of a new language
that will speak to its spirit.

the mind resistant at first,
lies in wait inside its protective bark,
but to grapple with what soon will be revealed
is not worth the struggle -
hence,
insight is unlocked
voicing new words
filling the blank pages
of a tattered reborn book.


For Trifextra

64 comments:

Beth said...

oh this was beautiful....really really beautiful !!!

{and yes I left out the part where our puppy ended up in bed with us during the storm....something new for her}

Raven said...

Wonderful - all the more so because it was created in response to wordzzle words. Well done! Please add your name to Mr. Linky so that others can find you more easily... Helps to drop by and visit them too, as that way they will know you have joined in. Welcome to wordzzles.

Cynthia said...

an insightful poem, that deserves
a second read from me, to learn.

d SINNER!!! said...

beautiful again,..


each word lends a meaning...

Vered said...

"to grapple with
what soon will be revealed
is not worth the struggle"

Loved these lines.

Jeff B said...

Wow, how clever you are. I really enjoyed your poem. Welcome to Wordzzle.

robin bird said...

i spent about a half an hour over at deviant after reading your poem..which was great but not as good as the combined image with your intriguing words. you are a literary genius in my 'book.' :)
thanks for visiting yesterday! i like company :)
robin

b said...

First, thank you for the comment. I think saturday is a good day for the ongoing story. Come back and visit and bring a friend!

So now about the poem, Three Feather Fall a Heart, etc. My question is "Have you published anything yet and how did you go about it?" You are very talented! Thank you for sharing.

b

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

"insight is unlocked"

Love that line.

Blessings,
Linda
INTEGRITY, at NICKERS AND INK

Tammie Lee said...

absolutely wonderful! And full of wisdom.

Love the photo too!

Hilary said...

Very lovely. It can't be easy to write poetry with pre-determined words and yet it flows so well.

Thanks for your visit to my blog. :)

HollyGL said...

Very well done, Rebecca. I agree with Hilary that it must be difficult to form such a lovely whole when given mandatory parts at the onset.

The Real Mother Hen said...

W-O-W.
Rebecca, I have to say, if my man comes home with a playboy magazine and sings those words, boy, I would have no problems giving him a life time subscription!

White Rose said...

What an amazing job! Such an insightful poem and it flows so well, it doesn't feel hemmed in by the required words.

Jay said...

Very clever use of the words. Now I have to see what this Wordzzle thing is.

Akelamalu said...

How clever you are - not just a wonderful poem but incorporating the wordzzle words! I'm very impressed. Welcome to wordzzle and thanks for visiting me and taking the time to comment. :)

Tammy said...

You have a wonderful gift girl!

danni said...

this is simply beautiful!!!

rebecca said...

Beth,

thank you and poor puppy! yes, my cats also go scurrying under the bed whenever there is a storm. in general, they're afraid of loud noises, so a major storm just sends them completely over the edge!

rebecca said...

raven,

somehow putting these words into poetry seemed easier than creating a story. plus, the words were words that really induced inspiration for me. i'm looking forward to the each week's challenge. thank you again for the invite to come and join your group, i'm enjoying it!

rebecca said...

cynthia,

thank you! i'm a big fan of yours, so coming from you, this means a lot. thanks.

rebecca said...

lovely neha @ dsinner,

thank you, beautiful you!

rebecca said...

vered,

don't those lines say it all, huh? thank you. btw, i love your blog.

rebecca said...

jeff:

thank you. and i'm looking forward to reading your weekly wordzzle posts as well. it's a pretty creative form and it's wonderful to link into each person's post of the week to see how they've used the words...

rebecca said...

robin bird,

a literary genius! gosh, now you're really making me blush! i think i'm going to have a pretty hard time getting my head thru the door once i'm done here...LOL.

seriously, the pictures are what inspires me the most. the words given were excellent and i was trying to figure out how best to use them. i saw the picture and that was it....it all fell into place.

rebecca said...

barbara,

i'm looking forward to coming to visit you on saturdays and joining your ongoing stories. i really enjoyed that last one you wrote and i'm so glad you're going forward on that and building on it. i can't wait to see where it leads!

rebecca said...

linda,

insight is everything.... thanks. and i'm looking forward to coming over and using your prompts as well. i'm so glad you left a comment because it gave me the opportunity to come over and look at your site... and what a wonderful, creative site you have!

rebecca said...

tammie lee,

thank you! and, yeah, isn't that photo great? it clinched it for me. as soon as i saw it, the words fell into place.

rebecca said...

hilary,

love your site! love those photos of yours! i can't wait to come on over each week and see what you have posted.

thank you for your comment.

rebecca said...

holly,

i have to say the words were terrific this week. it does not always work. last week i tried to no avail. never came up with anything that i was satisfied with. and, thank you!

rebecca said...

miss mother hen,

you are hysterical! i just love you...

rebecca said...

white rose,

thank you! like i said before, the words did sing a song in my ear this week. it does not always work so easily and freely....

rebecca said...

hello my friend jay,

thank you! yes, i thought it was clever.... :)

rebecca said...

akelamalu,

thank you and i'm looking forward to becoming part of your wonderful group. i enjoyed your piece as well....

rebecca said...

my lovely warrior tammy,

you melt my heart sweetheart and thank you!

rebecca said...

danni,

thank you. and i was touched by the piece you wrote this week.

CHEFDRUCK said...

Rebecca,
You write such beautiful images. I loved the idea of baptismal rain. Wonderful!

rebecca said...

chefdruck,

thank you for that lovely compliment. i tinkered with several words to go with rain and i realized "baptismal" was just the right word as it fit in perfectly with the whole reborn aspect of the poem. thanks. i'm glad you enjoyed the piece.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Really lovely post!

robin-bird said...

rebecca,
i came back to see if you had posted anew and read my own comment here and thought..no! no! that doesn't sound quite right. i said:" i spent about a half an hour over at deviant after reading your poem..which was great but not as good as the combined image with your intriguing words."what i meant to say: the images over at deviant art, although great aren't near so great as they are when combined with your poetry.
i just had to clarify :)
xo

enc said...

Beautiful and evocative.

Donnnnn said...

Luscious and Lucid.
Anyone who can work 'neologistic' into a poem and still have it melt over my brain like warm syrup deserves a standing ovation.
*stands up

Now I'm off to continue filling in my blank pages.
Thank You.

Velvet Ginger said...

Beautiful and sad. I am a book lover, thank you for sharing those words!

rebecca said...

linda,

thank you!

rebecca said...

oh, robin! you didn't need to clarify! you're making me blush now!

i'm coming over to visit you soon and see what amazing pictures you've posted.

((hugs))
rebecca

rebecca said...

enc,

thank you!

rebecca said...

donnnnn.....!!!!!

oh, thank you, thank you, dear sir *this is me taking a bow.*

neologistic...you liked that, huh? yeah, i thought it was a pret-ty good word if i do say so myself. hehe!! :)

now go and enjoy filling in those blank pages...

rebecca said...

velvet ginger,

thank you and thanks for dropping by and visiting....

lukepraterswordsalad said...

Enjoyed this. Centred on the page it's beautiful visually too. Nice work

regards

Luke @ WordSalad


mine are here:

Miss: http://wp.me/pTeVg-ac

World Makes the Music Go Round: http://wp.me/pTeVg-aF

Shashi said...

Washed carefully... in rain, Intricate network of regenerated soul.. etc.. and the end.. so beautifully done and I liked it very much...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

Jingle said...

apt piece...
love your poetry.

Meri said...

Lovely reprise!

Kim Nelson said...

Read through several times in order to fully appreciate the layers of meaning here. Nice.

Lisa said...

Very clever writing and very deep.

Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia M said...

Love it, Love it, Love it.
It resonates with beauty...

cheryl said...

"of a tattered reborn book" This speaks volumes Rebecca and I enjoyed immensely.

Renada Styles said...

lovely!

November Rain - k~ said...

I wanted to pick just one line that struck me as the "best" line in the bundle, but it was not possible. Each line led me on a journey through "honeyed pages" as I tiptoed through the "nectar" of the language you shared with us in this poem. Beautifully done!

Jester Queen said...

I enjoyed the imagery of a book with newly blank pages to symbolize a soul reborn.

Kim at Let Me Start By Saying said...

"the nectar of a new language" I. Love. This. So beautiful, the whole thing.

Tara R. said...

Very lyrical, a beautiful poem.

Natalie S said...

What a beautiful poem. I also love the "nectar of a new language" line.

According to Mags... said...

Well done. I really like the picture that goes with this.

rosemary mint said...

This is my favorite part:

"amidst honeyed pages
that seek the nectar of a new language
that will speak to its spirit"