read 'tween the lines

read 'tween the lines

A Poem by Frieda P
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Take each sentiment,
     twist at your own discretion
  a cathartic inquisition
   can grasp timely translations,
  bend them aptly to suit your
           own disaster's rhyme
  turns on a dime in 
           perspectives's intuition,
  everybody knows the
     ideas are simply overstated 
       and liberally conjugated 
   words read surreptitiously
          'tween the paraphrased lines
  aimless paths amidst seaweed petals
                  & wildflower drifts
   where horizons breathe to expand,
       & rush meets lush tranquility's rhythm






“The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”    Khalil Gibran



© 2014 Frieda P



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Frieda P

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ah ha, a philosophical poem from you Frieda... And music too, "I got nothing left to prove... to you" "a wildflower"...

I liked the feel of these words as I read them, they were like a "daisy in as field of roses" (from the song), or "wildflower drifts" (your words, which I found nicely "conjugated" by the way)... even in poetry, metaphor and image, there is reality, and it is either true or not, someone has twisted the meaning and intent of your words... hopefully I have not done this with this poem Frieda, missed the point...

you don't have to read between the lines to know that "wildflowers (and their drift)" are beautiful because they are "wild"... anyway, you know sometimes I go all over the place as I read your poetry Frieda...


Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Doing the happy dance to your sweet words Curt....


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we look for magic and beauty in every thing and sometimes we find it

Posted 3 Years Ago


Beautiful! I love the imagery. I could sigh and close my eyes in visualize each stanza! I cannot even begin pick a favorite line! Very poetic poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


╰☆╮Sometimes I have to stop myself from reading between the lines..but most of the time I simply cannot help it. Enjoyed this a lot, Frieda. :)╰☆╮

Posted 3 Years Ago


Perspective is a fickle lens indeed... Love the Gibran quote - it is a perfect companion for your words, Frieda.

Posted 3 Years Ago


bend them aptly to suit your
own disaster's rhyme
this line really stuck out for me. Seems like I do this myself - often. Found myself superimposed over this poem. my words are a mess - an unpretty mess.
This poem is a thorned flower. Well done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

I love your unpretty messes, thanks Tam, figured you'd understand....
Very philosophical and goes with human tendency, how we perceive things and how outlook can change after we know them. The verses we read means lot than just mere rhyme.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Exactly, thanks so much Mayank.
This is so poetic. I admire you for your deep, captivating words. I love the quote by Khalil Gibran blended with a beautiful song...this is just so serene and perfect. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Woo you're back olive, haven't seen you in ages, thanks muchly! :)
Aprille

3 Years Ago

Haha, thank you. :) I've been busy at school. :)
Catchy title! love the title, and the emotions in the poem. You have some awesome lines in this poem as well.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Grazie mille, jazz'd you enjoyed.
storiestotell

3 Years Ago

You're welcome!
ah ha, a philosophical poem from you Frieda... And music too, "I got nothing left to prove... to you" "a wildflower"...

I liked the feel of these words as I read them, they were like a "daisy in as field of roses" (from the song), or "wildflower drifts" (your words, which I found nicely "conjugated" by the way)... even in poetry, metaphor and image, there is reality, and it is either true or not, someone has twisted the meaning and intent of your words... hopefully I have not done this with this poem Frieda, missed the point...

you don't have to read between the lines to know that "wildflowers (and their drift)" are beautiful because they are "wild"... anyway, you know sometimes I go all over the place as I read your poetry Frieda...


Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Doing the happy dance to your sweet words Curt....
Consonance, this writing is full of it. Normally it would be an indication that one starts to agree with something. The gesture I guess of receiving without judging as things can unfold for what they are rather than been stopped by self inflicted images which encarcerate the other. It seems to be letting the nature of things unfold.

Who am I to disagree?

Thankyou

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

You're allowed to disagree Rene....read 'tween the lines. :)
Rene Salinas

3 Years Ago

Woudn't dare...
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Ha...touche!

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Tags: between the lines, poetry, sentiments, translation, perspective, rhythm, rhyme

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