dust

dust

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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You are dust

    beautiful

           cherished

shapeless

one day I will set you free

       to fly

ashes to breeze

        breeze to sky

where souls find peace

      when bodies die.

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© 2020 Ana Papaya


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I like the mixture of pain at loss and a kind of otherworldly understanding in this. Losing someone leaves an indelible mark. We keep talking to them and building mountains of words in hopes of reaching them but they remain the silent tenants of a world we are unable to reach. That doesn’t stop the poet’s urge, though. We keep finding new ways of naming grief and trying to grasp it best we can.

Sometimes I think absence is the most persuasive muse of all.

I like that there is longing for peace, a reaching, here, but never resignation. Still two worlds.

I enjoyed the different facets of this. The reaching is poignant.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

thank you for the beautiful and thoughtful comment Ellis.



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I admire this poem. It has a wonderfully notional idea of life before death, a sort of pre game eulogy. Dust unto dust, but not just now. I will call your attention to a poem of the same title by T.S. Ulmus here in the Café.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much Delmar. It's nice to see you and I hope you are well. Your comments are always so .. read more
Delmar Cooper

9 Months Ago

Yes, please do, and while we dwell on the particular particles of dust death see one of mine "Finish.. read more
Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

I will do exactly that. Thanks Delmar!
it is interesting how we we are here, alive and making our mark on life and then gone when we die... in some ways in both we are blowing in the wind... and also in both we are remembered and loved... I like to think we came from the stars and return to the stars... Ana, it's a lovely and warm poem...

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thank you Curt. I like to think the same, we came from the stars and one day return.
I hope someone still cares that much for me when I'm dust.
Brown, chocolatey dust.
I wonder if that still floats on a breeze?

whoever you've immortalized here is smiling. For sure.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

I hope so. I don't believe in souls and heaven, yet I find it comforting to imagine it may all exist.. read more
eloquent ...i would put it on me tombstone ;) the beauty of death's acceptance and wondrous belief in being set free fills me heart with joy ... instead of sorrow ... like an Irish wake ... or New Orleans dirge to jazz and dancing ..i think this is a real treasure
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

Thank you Mr. E. :)
I'm glad it filled you with joy.
I have not let those ashes go ye.. read more
I like the mixture of pain at loss and a kind of otherworldly understanding in this. Losing someone leaves an indelible mark. We keep talking to them and building mountains of words in hopes of reaching them but they remain the silent tenants of a world we are unable to reach. That doesn’t stop the poet’s urge, though. We keep finding new ways of naming grief and trying to grasp it best we can.

Sometimes I think absence is the most persuasive muse of all.

I like that there is longing for peace, a reaching, here, but never resignation. Still two worlds.

I enjoyed the different facets of this. The reaching is poignant.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

thank you for the beautiful and thoughtful comment Ellis.
Gentle and wonderful use of words. I wanted to read and know more dear Ana. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Thank you for the kind words Coyote.
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome.
For some reason, and totally just me, I flashbacked to that scene from the Big Lebowski when they were spreading Donny's ashes over PCH :P

This feels transcendental. The transitioning of matter to energy, energy to...

I like the shape of it too. Almost like dust settling/falling.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

every guy I know has seen that movie, I think it's a dude flick. :)

thank you for .. read more
Alessander

3 Years Ago

The dude abides ;)
Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

LOL :) Nice...
uplifting and sweeping song on life's last chapter!

regards,
al

Posted 3 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

thank you so much Al, appreciated
Beautifully written!Like a dance that leads to utter freedom after the body is freed from its human constraints.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Yes. I imagine it's very much like that. Such a beautiful thought. Thank you for that.
Ms Paragon

3 Years Ago

My pleasure!
Beautiful and I can relate to this. My family aren't ready yet to part with my brother's ashes, but we will do and then he will be totally free in our minds. Of course his spirit has already flown, but his remains are still with us. Lovely work.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Thank you for understanding. The parting is hard. I'm not quite there. It's like the weight is com.. read more
Chris

3 Years Ago

You are welcome.

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