Newtonian Sorrow

Newtonian Sorrow

A Poem by Doodley
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Sonnet.

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At pearl light from womb till Life's twilight gloam,
The heralded pinnacle did I seek,
Universal answers contained in tome,
I found upon a lonely mountain peak.

Soundless secrets whispered into eager ears,
Infused the tendrils of my wondrous mind,
As swollen eyes seduced of falling tears,
Belied the joyous knowledge I did find.

But, wisdom's words cannot be cast to wind,
Dispersed as worthless without solemn care,
Else in Creator's wrath she might rescind,
This knowledge she cloaks in rarefied air.

As seekers of secrets quest's do begin,
My Newtonian Sorrow breeds within.

© 2017 Doodley



Author's Note

Doodley
A first attempt at a Shakespearian sonnet.

Any comments greatly appreciated.

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Zoe
Seeking wisdom by abandoning the normal life, setting off for the mountains, attaining knowledge and wisdom up there...The beauty of it all, the spellbounding view of the mountains, you captured it's magnificence very well here. Again, a wonderful poem!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

3 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Zoe. Your interpretation of this piece is spot on. I appreciate.. read more
Zoe

3 Months Ago

My pleasure!



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This is atypical to your usual style and is not a simplistic read. You evoke an imagery for the sophisticated mind and your penchant to blend romanticism and philosophy is ever so sharp.

As always a very evocative read and the conclusion leaves the readers with multiple interpretations. A mark of all good writing.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece.

Look forward to many more!

Best,
M.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

9 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, most respected ma'am! As always, i appreciate your insights and.. read more
Mallika Relives

9 Months Ago

Haha, you always manage to shut the critics and whiners up.
"But, wisdom's words cannot be cast to wind,
Dispersed as worthless without solemn care,
Else in Creator's wrath she might rescind,
This knowledge she cloaks in rarefied air."

There's too much truth in these lines to ignore..

Although I'm a complete novice when it comes to technicalities of writing poetry, this sonnet certainly speaks volume.. And wonderfully so..

As it goes, "Seek and ye shall find", that we must...

I liked reading this one.. Definitely made me think :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

9 Months Ago

You're welcome, Doodley! And I'm certainly giving this a thought to try.. ☺
Doodley

9 Months Ago

Many rules involved in sonnet writing, and it is somewhat restrictive. So persevere if you think you.. read more
Dr. YumnaKay

9 Months Ago

Yes, I observed it as well in your piece..
sounds like a romantic
that is grounded by gravity.
wishful yet it seems only to exist on top of that mountain...
you must come down-
and you do.

it seems that the tears
flow because the wisdom
that is uncovered
it's less romantic... or maybe not
sustainable

really like the back and forth of these
two feelings- not sure if it leaves me
wanting to seek or with the feeling of defeat

fascinating


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

9 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Bacchus. Your interpretation is very close to what i had in min.. read more
As a person who likes to question the world around me, I'm often left with various questions. Some of those questions are given a voice while the others are left to fester away.

A great majority of sonnets are simply depictions of differing forms of love, but your sonnet is vastly different from the majority. You are able to make me relate to the feeling of watching knowledge get cast aside like the evil step-child.

Ignorance is detrimental to the spread of knowledge. Ignorance is what leads to loads of misinformation, and I can relate to your feeling of sorrow as you watch those around you disregard or ignore life's facts.

Keep writing the philosophical pieces. I think it's a pleasant surprise when I find healthy food for my mind to devour.

Feel free to send me more stimulating pieces to read anytime!

~~N. Brooks

(P.S. This was a great read!! It really made me think deeper thoughts about the concept of ignorance.

In addition to this, it really reminded me of the saying, "ignorance is bless," and I felt...almost sickened by that saying after I read your sonnet.)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Njeri Brooks

9 Months Ago

I think your the first person to ever say my review was graceful. Usually, I tell the writer, "proof.. read more
Doodley

9 Months Ago

Your interpretation was very interesting. Partly correct about the idea of wisdom and knowledge bein.. read more
Njeri Brooks

9 Months Ago

Ah, okay. That really ties things into a new perspective for me. Thank you!
I guess it's the bane of the truth seeker - those who thirst for knowledge - that they are rarely sated. If they do gain some satisfaction it is fleeting and then the next object of their desire appears on the horizon.
So much knowledge - so little time Doodley.
I love this form purely for it's connection to the Bard but I've never attempted it. Bravo my friend!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

9 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Tony. I appreciate your insights and kind words on this piece. .. read more
Tony Jordan

9 Months Ago

Haha I bet it has.
The Bard would approve I'm sure.
:))
Wonderful flow! So elegant. I love the 2 last lines :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

9 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Gullia. I appreciate your kind words.
very very well done...i am not a big fan of the form...usually sounds too contrived...not here...pretty natural ....

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

9 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Jacob. I appreciate your "thumbs up" on this one! And i agree w.. read more
Writing sonnets is hard because there are so many rules and you wrote wrote it perfectly!
Thanks for sharing :)!


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

9 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Zaisha. I appreciate your kind words. And yes, sonnets are diff.. read more
Scholarly, elegant infused with a quality of thought that begs the soul for more.

Regards,
Al

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

9 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Alfred. Very kind words for this experimental piece.

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