Standing Stone

Standing Stone

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

the privacy of her expectations

kept 
those things hidden tight  
                  I
pushed them into compression locks, she
squeezing shut and squinted yet
still oozing her secrets; it
couldn't be helped

in hieroglyphic mazes we bleed our ignorance

Tell me darling!            Please!                    I beg

standing  stupor with a pick- shovel 
and sifter ....shaking ... ever shaking 
through the debris  to glimpse
some bit of
understanding
            
never settling
honestly ........... tombs of the ancients are an easier task

01/24/2018
E.




© 2018 Einstein Noodle



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This is a deeply moving and personal journey written in a unique dramatic format- i can easily hear this as a spoken poem...a lover with the object of his love figuratively entombed by her secrets, expectations and emotional debris- and he trying to dig her out literally and figuratively. Brilliant metaphor. Eloquent and poignant words reveal unbearable
undercurrents of pain and frustration. I concur, a most formidable and long- suffering task to endeavor. I hope that luck, strength and infinite understanding prevail for this poor protagonist. Great write my friend!


Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

God bless you for your very understanding read of this..and thank you so much for pointing out what .. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

8 Months Ago

Your poem touched my heart E. Blessings and light wished back to you.:)



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to release ourselves of all the secrets - the stuff we keep so close to our chest - is it that we fear the other will simply not understand, is it that we fear another judgement - ahh to live in a world where freedom means exactly that - freedom from thought ...

on the flip side - it keeps the mystery there, it means we will never ever truly know another complete, it gives us a chance to grow, learn, love and most of all accept each other just as we are ...

this is an interesting topic you have chosen here - humans - ah, we are a funny lot X

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

ahhhh we are indeed Elizabeth ... your impressions as always are sensitive and deep ...i am particul.. read more
I love everything about this piece from the title, to the content, and the music that accompanies its.... those secrets that both kill us and keep us alive.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

ahhhhhhhhhhhh yes ...the mysteries of women ;) love ya Queenie! i am happy and humbled this spoke to.. read more
A hidden journey laid bare for the reader, emotional needs never met but thought aloud for the reader, well done, good read.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

thank you Thomas ..i appreciate your time and encouraging remarks ... yes! never met indeed :(
.. read more
It is evident from the positive remarks left by my many reviewing predecessors that these words resonate with so very many of us and on so many different levels. This is another one of your poems that must be consigned to my personal favourites. Thank you dear friend for sharing......................N

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

7 Months Ago

thank you Neville .. i am gratified and humbled it goes into your favorites ...yes ... lots of room .. read more
Neville Pettitt

7 Months Ago

I know that feeling well..Oh and my pleasure...N
E, You are a pro at writing poetry! How vividly you describe the frustrations of a lover at the secrecy of her expectations! If she keeps her expectations hidden, that is because she doesn't want her expectations to become your limitations!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

:) thank you for your kind review Mrudula! yeah...pretty frustrating eh!? ;{ glad you found this one.. read more
Mrudula Rani

8 Months Ago

It's entirely my pleasure.
some people hide so well....had an ex like this...she just couldn't trust enough to open up...and when she finally left, her secrets went with her...interestingly we still see each other and talk on the phone at times...and now she is much ore open...and often says she wishes she hadn't been so angry and mistrusting back then...

j.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

you feel me then jacob...those relationships are doomed ...when one's "secret room" is 98% of the ma.. read more
As a person with tons of baggage buried deeply, I can very much relate to being on the receiving end of this message! I bet one or two of my suitors over the years were feeling a lot like this. Sometimes it's just a moth that cannot be captured *sigh!* Always love your unique way of describing universal situations (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

boy do i appreciate you reading and reviewing this one especially Margie...because i see you as a ve.. read more
Your words wonderful, demanding and worthwhile. You made the reader feel and understand the words and the emotions.
"in hieroglyphic mazes we bleed our ignorance
Tell me darling! Please! I beg"
The above lines. So damn good my friend. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

wow! Coyote!!! i feel very gratified by your remarks ..because i read in your poetry that you are a .. read more
Coyote Poetry

8 Months Ago

I liked this poem and you are welcome my friend.
Fascinating and multi layered. The reader can approach this in so many ways but I prefer to see it through the shadows of my own experience.
A remarkable piece of thoroughly intelligent writing.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

Conas atá tú? ;) what a happy man i am at your visit my friend ...i need to stop by your place and.. read more
"squeezing shut and squinted yet
still oozing her secrets" - oh i wish i'd written this description. it's - well you can taste it, see it, feel it. It's visceral.

love the imagery of ancient egypt in there; a metaphor for secrets and censors and lost truths.
beautiful.
agree too that i'd love to hear it spoken out loud.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

thank you my new friend! i know that you "feel" this one ...we have some similar inner cores i think.. read more

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