Transient Things

Transient Things

A Poem by Einstein Noodle
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happy new year to all...this is my first of 2018 ..hope you enjoy reading .. like the previous years..i seek your constructive input

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Transient Things

Brown, leather lazy boy .........
comfort.

Worn to fit and
knitted, yellow afghan hanging 
black roosters in squares crowing ........

Wild horse winds with 
death ...riding the flying dust

Sweeping clean.
It takes.

I pull the straining rope all day
My hands calloused companions as
time whittles the soft fragrant pine.
My long fingers of decision 

Chips .........
falling away.

Red, yellow, umber burnt
caress the damp and sky
Mother's clear blue twinkles' gleam
She had no need for words 
she spoke language.

These transient things

They are so real.

1/03/2018
E.


© 2018 Einstein Noodle



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I too can appreciate your scarcity of words and the power of keeping things simple. When you can glean so much meaning out of minimal, but powerfully impacting words then writing becomes a true art and craft.

This piece reminded me of growing up with my mom in the midwest and all her knick-knacky trinkets of sentiment about our home. The rustic assemblage of lower middle class life just getting by...

Life is more than stuff accumulated but to pay tribute to the few items which surround us that have meaning is to also pay homage to those in our lives who touched us by sharing in our lives.



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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

Alexa..... thank you for introducing yourself to me ..your review touches me heart ... yes .. exactl.. read more



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What splendid words you have crafted here, nothing short of a little masterpiece in my book & a real delight.......N

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I like the ending....transient things they are so real..

Posted 4 Days Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Days Ago

hi Richard...nice to meet you ... thank you for pointing out that line ..it, for me, is pivotal ... .. read more
So good. So evocative. This allows the reader to follow hi/her own road and own experiences. This is a real gem of a write my friend.

Posted 5 Days Ago


Einstein Noodle

5 Days Ago

thanks Ken...your time spent to review means a lot to me sir ..
E.
These transient memories and scenes that make us who we are, I don't get why they linger or why we stay attached to them. There was this one time when I was a boy, I rode along with my Granddad to Arkansas to see his dying brother. I don't remember anything about the trip except this one memory of waking up in the middle of the night in the backseat of his old Plymouth and looking out the back window and seeing the biggest crescent red moon that I have ever seen yet in my life. I thought it was a huge angled pipe hanging in the sky that you could almost see through to another world. Yet can barely remember the most important events in my life.
Sorry bout the trip down that old lane. This is great stuff that you do. Not some errant words to read and forget. I'm happy to have read it. CD

Posted 6 Days Ago


Einstein Noodle

5 Days Ago

i really appreciate you sharing that memory CD...Grandparent memories are so important ...should we .. read more
CD Campbell

5 Days Ago

You too E.
a flash back from the sixties my friend,i liked it

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Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

we do have our memories don't we wordman!? thank you for your visits..always appreicated
E.
Another poetic gem Gene having that timeless quality on what we see, hear and feel.

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Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

thanks buddy! glad you liked it ... and i appreciate you saying so ;)
E.
I love the use of broken sentences to create vivid images that fire-off in the readers mind. A very powerful tool.

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Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

hey Cherrie! thanks so much for your comments and reading ... glad you found something in it ;))
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Cherrie Palmer

1 Week Ago

I love the use of broken images, the shorter the poem the more power they add
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

i agree ... :).................
I really love this one more that most of yours! The nostalgic sensations feel like walking thru heavy fog & feeling the cool tingles on the skin -- "yeah, that's it!" . . . and . . . "exactly!" Tho I dress like a country hick, I enjoy watching "Project Runway" becuz of the creative process of the fashion contestants. Last season, one finalist based her collection (shown at NY fashion week) on an old sofa her parents had, all hippy-fied with bright colors & swirls, etc. To watch her transform this multi-colored memory into an outrageously wild collection was so fun. Your poem reminds me of that same kind of thing. You've turned the old things into a brightly-shining nostalgia collection! *smile* Fondly, Margie

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Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

hi barley! there are some very concrete things in this one that probably has something to do with yo.. read more
Just the word transient is a poem in itself, and so it makes every other word just come to life. You move us through memories and reflections of the world, fading things, passing things. Every color is illuminating.

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Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

thanks owley ... i appreciate your kind and generous review ... yeah, titles don't always play an in.. read more
An owl on the moon

1 Week Ago

Always amazed to walk through your words. :)
I too can appreciate your scarcity of words and the power of keeping things simple. When you can glean so much meaning out of minimal, but powerfully impacting words then writing becomes a true art and craft.

This piece reminded me of growing up with my mom in the midwest and all her knick-knacky trinkets of sentiment about our home. The rustic assemblage of lower middle class life just getting by...

Life is more than stuff accumulated but to pay tribute to the few items which surround us that have meaning is to also pay homage to those in our lives who touched us by sharing in our lives.



Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

Alexa..... thank you for introducing yourself to me ..your review touches me heart ... yes .. exactl.. read more

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