Forlorn

Forlorn

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

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Forlorn
No Good Answer
She turned towards him


long soft Blood Hound ears
on his fallen dog face


He knew it instantly
the animal instinct to run 


(what are you thinking right now)



She said



high beam headlights struck 
his face a hard portrait
  

glow-light eyes            amber in                                        
green mossy ferns

                                       
recklessness weightless waving         
in touch along pink washboard tides


rippling furrowed, plowed brows
as deep brown forest fragrances go to musk


witching hour owl tunes up 
like Celtic chanting
for broken sparrows               and              



he runs.                        


11/8/2020
E.

© 2020 Einstein Noodle


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Firstly - oh my goodness :) Wow...E, this is so damn emotionally intense, the execution (as always) is of sheer brilliant conveyance. I read your poetry and can guarantee there will be several pauses along the way. I too paused at the line "what are you thinking right now"...wondering what the reply would be as I ventured further into will they stay or won't they and the finale in this...what can I say...gave me goosebumps! Excellent E, truly so :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

awwwwwwwwww Ruth! you are so kind and generous with this review .. it almost makes me think i'm sump.. read more



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long soft Blood Hound ears
on his fallen dog face
I thinks Ive seen this face! lol.....granted it was several years ago..but it's that lost look, helplessnees or flat out confusion...OR maybe what the heck did I get myself into look!
She said



high beam headlights struck
his face a hard portrait
HA! THIS is how women get the point across! hehe
Awww he ran? The nerve! haha.... Great write!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

ahahaha yes, Susan! you got the whole thing my friend .. thanks so much for making my day this morni.. read more
Despite some reviewers reading this as an event that might've happened to a pet/dog, I'm seeing it as a metaphor for those times when we feel like a dog, kicked in the face by the very headlights that had been lighting up our way. The last half of your poem is a powerful depiction using unusual imagery to convey the sense of how being beat up can feel, making us consider flight, but we stay & take it a little longer, & finally we have to accept defeat & flee the madness (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

yes .... its not about a dog ;) its about imagery as you say ... and a bit about how men react in th.. read more
isn't it funny how fight or flight can overwhelm even the most innocuous of situations:/ instead of an angel sitting across from us we see a demon:( and run from the demons of past transgression, straight to the marrow penning wise fellow Einstein

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

ahahahah yes .. the demons of past transgressions .. oh .. i like that Bad One! thanks for reading m.. read more
This poem must be read a few times my friend. You create thoughts and you create vision. The perfect flow of words led the reader to the strong ending. This is poetry my friend. The reader can feel every statement.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

wow! so blessed by your remarks John! thank you very much!
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

I enjoyed the poem my friend and you are welcome.
Very sad poem about an animal's death. You captured this feeling well.

Posted 1 Month Ago


JungLee

1 Week Ago

A roommate's dog. He was cute old dog that died from old age.
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

I'm sorry ... not easy to loose a beloved pet dog :(
JungLee

1 Week Ago

I agree! It is very sad
I noticed the ploughed furrowed line a lot because I like to describe my husband's frowning forehead that way but your poem is too sublime and deep . Sounds wry and soulful. Kudos.

Plz pleez do read and comment my newest poem too.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

his brow is furrowed eh!? :))))))))))))))))))))))) that cracks me up :)))))))))))))))))) thanks for .. read more
Reminds me of a beloved Australian Sheep Dog who wanted to
climb onto your Lap and cuddle. He was grown and was adopted
as the family was no longer able to care for the poor orphan.
We often wonder... did he get too much affection or not enough.
I think he had a "Spell" cast on him when he was a Puppy...
"Never be alone"... always be close to someone". His name is 'Kinko'.
truly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thank you Pat ((((((((((((((((((((P)))))))))))))))))))))))
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

Hugs are like up-side-down pineapple cake ... when an earthquake has occurred and you know there ma.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

:)...................... you are forever Pat .. aren't you
Kind of real...most males have so much trouble communicating feelings.
He can't find the words, gets so uncomfortable, he finally just runs.
And she is left, stunned, perplexed...
wondering what happened---
I am probably opposite of this...I have to gush.
you capture this moment in a capsule that we are engaged to swallow...
and feel a sense of understanding about ourselves, or those we know who
just "run"!

so well done here.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thank you so much jacob ... yep .. well ... i ran ..more than once ;} but i still wonder if i am gro.. read more
Firstly - oh my goodness :) Wow...E, this is so damn emotionally intense, the execution (as always) is of sheer brilliant conveyance. I read your poetry and can guarantee there will be several pauses along the way. I too paused at the line "what are you thinking right now"...wondering what the reply would be as I ventured further into will they stay or won't they and the finale in this...what can I say...gave me goosebumps! Excellent E, truly so :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

awwwwwwwwww Ruth! you are so kind and generous with this review .. it almost makes me think i'm sump.. read more
this is a very deep thing poetically presented!!!
It often takes a 'man' not to turn and run but that isn't always the 'right' thing
At least that is what I consistently tell myself as I usually turn and run.
The 'high beams' and 'fallen dog face' is real good.
I've had lots of my little lovey things give me that super cute look.
Very enjoyable

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thanks Dave ... love your honesty .. i'm a runner too ... sad to say ... it lends to too many what i.. read more

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