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 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks 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

3 Weeks Ago

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



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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 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks 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

3 Weeks Ago

Your poem touched my heart E. Blessings and light wished back to you.:)
love the irregular pace of your words, it gives the impression that the poem speaks with a passion. love the ending too, kinda funny! understanding one another is a difficult task!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

i appreciate the specifics of what stood out for you ..it makes it helpful in maybe improving ... ye.. read more
Wow, something new from you always brings a smile and curiosity. Human beings difficult to understand, believing some of us have more answers than the rest. Digging around in the mess, looking for ways to understand each other. Stubborn determination to keep going, and finally a realization that understanding long dead things might actually be an easier endeavour. That's what I got from the poem, and I loved it! Cheers!!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

Karen you are very kind ..wow back at ya! spot on review ...very much what i tried to express ... su.. read more
wow E!

blown away in a whoa whoa way. lines, ideation, narrative swoon!

regards,
al

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

i think you "feel me" brother ;) thanks for reading and i am very happy with your response
E.
Alfred Kukitz

3 Weeks Ago

phenomenal lines!
The living give expectations.
The dead leave mystery.
It's strange how you can never understand someone when they're living. But death seems to give answers.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

it does sometimes doesn't it Paul ... along with a lot of forgetting and forgiveness for that person.. read more
Strange how 'she' is seen with both pick-shovel and privacy of her expectation, the one hard, the other fragile. Perhaps. heiroglyphic' displayed on the standing stone - stood inanimate, unreadable. Yetsomeone has seen more, left an inscription that might or not be correct.. ? Are your words saying that its easier to understand the dead than the living where knowledge is concerned. Perhaps?

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Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

yes my friend .. particularly understanding women ..from a man's point of view ...which of course is.. read more
:) you trying to unravel the mystery of the lady ...
hehehe ... i liked it a lot..

hieroglyphic mazes we bleed our ignorance

and the last line said it all .... :))

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

ahahaha yes the man's bane to figure her out ....glad you appreciate the closing line my friend ... .. read more

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