Change Box

Change Box

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

Change Box

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wooden box
shoe sized box
tannin oiled golden hued 
hand rubbed box its

sharp edges worn smooth
time and events 
oils and pheromones preside over
opening

honeycombed interlacings
all in nothing left

dripping

wet

tannin oiled golden hewed
chisled
never opened it seems
all those changes

flux identity in a
wooden box.


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9/02/2017
E.


© 2017 Einstein Noodle



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First line longer than long.. zooming through life, through events, through love and.. and.. and.. then the ultimate.. good night all.

What a ride though - as is said. Your box, like your words, holds meanings we each have to identify.. hand-worn, heart-touched, protective, revealing.. and more.. and more.. if you've had a wisely unwise life! But if left unopened, never used. what then.. stagnant time.. static time.. i'm not sure of your intention but your words, the song.. Life in all its magicial whats and whys!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

hi emma! thanks for wading through the longer than long line ;)) really appreciate it and also your .. read more



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The description of the box is phenomenal. If a metaphor to life, I would say it is a sad beauty sitting on a shelf, and a dreadful shame. If it is a possibility, then let it open and pour forth its hidden treasures, perhaps its beauty would increase, if that is possible based on the already perfect beauty you describe in this poem. Anyway, loved the read, cheers, my friend!

Posted 3 Days Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Days Ago

thanks Karen...for your perceptive, sensitive review ... I especially appreciate how you see several.. read more
I'd like to think of it as Pandora's Box. Or a box that cures like a fine wine over time. But with time curiosity never changes. Leather will always smell like leather...I liked your use of wet. It made me think of skin pores, with all this oil seeping out from the Hyde. Turning itself into a tacky kind of leather. Maybe I have a thing for leather. Which I think you've already discovered. Remember those leather gloves?

Inhale...

Love it!

Posted 4 Days Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Days Ago

ahhh yes...the moment you said "leather" i smelled it ... in the 60s i worked in a small leather sho.. read more
Ch, ch, ch, ch changes, time may change me but I can't trace time
Strange fascination bla di bla di bla.
What a deeply mysterious write we have crafted here and one to puzzle over and over maybe. I liked it a lot too.....N

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

great song...should have thought of that one right away ...thanks Neville ... i am gratified it has .. read more
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

I gotta whole lotta boxes, there is just sumfink about em, don'tcha fink?
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

yup! true dat! ;)
nice box,nice write,nice sentiment,liked the song

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

wordman...you just put the bst smile across me lips .. if it were a news cast ..i would say .." that.. read more
i have different boxes too ...i think i stock up all small ..tiny things.... no heart to throw them away.... its always nice to open them and revisit old memories.. and the sweetness of sentiments attached to it ..isn't it...

and i especially love wooden boxes.. as a kid me and my cousins believed we would find treasure buried under our land and we would dig up the land ;).... we din't find treasure, but we did find water... and some one did step on our small canal and then lots of scolding from parents :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

ahahaha must have hit surface stream ... my Da told me to go look in the money tree if i wanted mone.. read more
Galadriel

2 Months Ago

hehe thank god no one told us that.. or else we all would be up the tree in no time haha..
it.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

oh ...you must make him a mud box to play in before he is too old ;)
Beautiful words weave such magic around the worn, old box. There are boxes and there is the wooden box holding remnants of a different time, of events past. I treasure one such box. Its big and holds my sister's dolls and all her stuff. She passed away in teenage, decades past...

Indeed, some things just stay with us...A great poem!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

ohhhh DIVYA! i am so sorry for your loss :( and truly what a wonderful gift you retain in her box .... read more
DIVYA

2 Months Ago

You are most welcome!
Good craft.... Never thought using words this way was possible. Nice.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

hi Mirror! thank you for reviewing ... glad you enjoyed reading ... i think it needs some tweeking b.. read more
Mirror

2 Months Ago

Exactly. Poem is as weird as splash photo but artistic!!!
On of my faves of yours :D

Looking forward, looking back, looking in, what's been kept, what's in the box. Funny how when something happens it carries so much weight and meaning, then looking back with our minds we realise it was just time passing. Having a box brings it all alive again, we get to relive the moments, and perhaps take note of how we ourselves have changed.

For me I like the physicality of this poem, you have given us something to not only see, but feel and smell.

Love ya work E .... hope all is well your side X

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

yaho ..its KW ;))) all is very well thank you! and thank you for your very helpful review .. knowing.. read more
a lovely write E and i fell in love with camphor smelling carved chests of oriental carverd figures so i bought one soon as i left school and got a job. Thanks for the revisit and I still have it after 1978.

Posted 2 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

oh my friend..now that is a treasure .. really happy this poem re-connected you to that box and its .. read more

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