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


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Frieda P

3 Years Ago

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



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This is a wonderful piece,,

I am a great fan of khalil gibran,, and his quote is so true so real

thanks frieda

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Big fan too, have been reading him since I was a kid, thanks so much hardeep.

'tween the paraphrased lines

aimless paths amidst seaweed petals

& wildflower drifts

where horizons breathe to expand,

& rush meets lush tranquility's rhythm


Beautiful my Lovely friend thank you for sharing
this piece and for stopping by my page and
leaving a kind review and comments on my page.


Blessings. Benita

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much Benita.
ideas are simply overstated
and liberally conjugated
words read surreptitiously
'tween the paraphrased lines
aimless paths amidst seaweed petals
& wildflower drifts

It's all relative … the water can shift and the land roll. Splendid, splendid write.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

It sure can, in the blink of an eye...thanks so much Pryde Peacock.
Gibran's quote really sums it up well, and you paint a complementary aspect to it with this one.
Well written.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thanks cowboy, why so subdued, I didn't even know it was you. :)
NoelHC

3 Years Ago

Maybe somebody hijacked my profile? Check some of my other comments elsewhere, the smart a*s cowboy .. read more
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

There's a lot of going around...ha I knew you were in there somewhere! :)
words are masking agents...and poets are magicians, jugglers, outspoken ventriloquists...and then there is the deft slight of hand you've shown here

Peace,
R

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Indeed, thanks so much Dispersus, love where you took this...
Oooh love love those last two lines, beautiful...

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much, chuffed to pieces you enjoyed this one PF...
'.. each sentiment.. twist at your own discretion.. a cathartic inquisition.. can grasp timely translations,.. bend them .. .. '

Reading 'tween lines. whether written or spoken is almost a game of chance.. seeing what's there, or, feeling what isn't there. Perhaps. Dear missus, your writing's becoming more and more academic - heavy strokes of language, less of the graphic fancies but, but, but - still uniquely Frieda's.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Hmm, not sure if that's a good thing or not, I go with the poetic winds, where I land on some days, .. read more
emmajoy

3 Years Ago

You're welcome, as always
Reading between the lines is a skill some people possess. Overstating something or understating something is done for a some reasons. It suits some but many others like to keepit real. Excellent as usual...:)......I

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Frieda P

3 Years Ago

I live there so it makes sense that I can read it also for the most part, thanks so much Sami. :)
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. You know first hand then. You are welcome...:).....
I never get tired looking for new phrases for your works. Sweat hard but this is what I get.................
.......Wildly Beautiful...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Ha, you're too cute Avinash, did I make you sweat? :) Grazie mille my sweet friend.
Avinash

3 Years Ago

Burns calories and keeps you healthy ;)
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

So they say, there's different kinds of sweat, some burn more calories than others. ;)
sometimes between the lines is all one has ... sometimes very important .. sometimes doesn't really exist at all ..
and you have made a sublime but dramatic statement of readers foible #23 if you want to read your own story in a poem ..write it ;)
then i love you more because you are self effacing
"everybody knows the
ideas are simply overstated
and liberally conjugated"

then you give me a wonderful no in between place were wildflower drifts as sea weed waves in the tide ... i got stuck there ... i like it there ... its like ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! you move me :)
enjoyed your poem very much
E.


Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Woo doing the happy dance, all this and hot rocks too. ;) MWAH!
Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

nothing like the happy dance .. so glad! nice tune as well.. i just now watched the video .. reminds.. read more

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

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