Change Box

Change Box

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

Change Box

ChristianbabyboomerprosperityTV57chevysmokingliberationdeaththedraftpolicingactionKentStatedrugsfreelovefierceselfexpressionrebellionburningbrasblackpantherpartyJFKMartinLutherKingWattsRiotsMandetoryBusingquotaslovedeathandmarriagebabiescareerdeath ...............................................death.

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.


Image result for wooden antique change box


9/02/2017
E.


© 2017 Einstein Noodle



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I could have pictured it quite well, even without the image ;)) .... Interesting how you describe and pay more attention to the box, never giving any details about the contents. Proves how even mundane objects can serve as artistic fodder! Nicely penned!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

yes...very astute of you my Moon friend! this was a projsect from a class i took that asked us to pi.. read more



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I could have pictured it quite well, even without the image ;)) .... Interesting how you describe and pay more attention to the box, never giving any details about the contents. Proves how even mundane objects can serve as artistic fodder! Nicely penned!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

yes...very astute of you my Moon friend! this was a projsect from a class i took that asked us to pi.. read more
the form of your poem is wonderful. the beginning without any spaces gives the illusion of speed and the pause sets the reader up for the heaviness of "death", even though it's not the first time death is mentioned.
i can see the box so clearly thanks to your descriptions and everything about it is so beautiful and a little bit mysterious at the same time!
enjoyed reading very much!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

thank you for your sensitive and thorough reading redalia ..much appreciate the time you take ..bles.. read more
What a wonderful box full of life and events and the living of both. If there be a Pandora to open memory perhaps the same shall find hope at the bottom once again. A great write my friend. I enjoyed.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

yes! it is a wonderful life isn't it sir!! so happy you enjoyed .. love your impressions
E.
I think about Pandora's Box too, a box that it seems normal and ordinary for some, but for others like You, if You look closely enough, take Your time reading, grasping each important detail, how its it's done with fine sense and taste, it's a magical box, telling stories of ancient times, I believe this one to be special to You because I've seen through Your photos that You love wooden arts : )

Posted 10 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

ahahaha yes..i am having a lot of fun re-purposing scraps of trees scavenged from the woods around u.. read more
Light

10 Months Ago

Hhha! Yes I can be magical sometimes :)
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 10 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

10 Months 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 10 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

10 Months 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 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year Ago

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

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year 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

1 Year Ago

oh ...you must make him a mud box to play in before he is too old ;)

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