Sticks

Sticks

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

My dog showed me
sticks
Her name is Bella and
she showed three sticks to me
on our walk
sticking 
out of the creek water where
she stood slurpingupdrink
Bella is faun colored and 
Bull Mastiff'd
wide mouthed frog
one hundred twenty five pounds full
 ..
she showed me
one long, finger thick stick with tails ...and another
eighteen inches ...ends shredded and
one for my mind
One
For
My
Mind
its the process you see
we took them home one day and
i made a bird
she showed me sticks
i made a bird
it's flying now behind my eye
every time we walk along the creek. 
The process .....
Do you see?
her sticks?

:)
08/28/2017
E.

© 2017 Einstein Noodle


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The poem, the way you’ve written it, feels almost like a spell. It is a kind of magic to find something that could easily go unnoticed and bring it to life. And the way you’ve done it here- taking the three sticks and giving them the flight of the bird- feels kind of otherworldly.

I enjoy the repetition and simplicity of your wording. The syntax adds a somewhat haunting or dream-like note. The call of the creek and the ready ears of the dog becoming attuned to one another.

Animals (and nature at large) have many lessons available if we are open to hearing them. I love the way this poem shows that and also shows the state of being open to imagination and wonder. Wonder is something we never outgrow.

This is lovely work, E. I couldn’t help but see what Margie said about Bella having passed. I’m so sorry to read that. Her memory lives on in great works like this.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

thank you so much for your empathy Eillis .. Bella seems not to have departed just yet ... her spiri.. read more
Eilis

1 Year Ago

You’re welcome, E. On both counts.



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dear E... yes, Bella has sung her Swan Song....
the many walks by waters edge... a gift of sticks... the wings of a bird... to fly home.
A Eulogy of sweet repose... Violins 🎻 play
through Eternity. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

oh my.... thank you dear friend ... your visit to this poem and your words brings the tears .. Bella.. read more
The poem, the way you’ve written it, feels almost like a spell. It is a kind of magic to find something that could easily go unnoticed and bring it to life. And the way you’ve done it here- taking the three sticks and giving them the flight of the bird- feels kind of otherworldly.

I enjoy the repetition and simplicity of your wording. The syntax adds a somewhat haunting or dream-like note. The call of the creek and the ready ears of the dog becoming attuned to one another.

Animals (and nature at large) have many lessons available if we are open to hearing them. I love the way this poem shows that and also shows the state of being open to imagination and wonder. Wonder is something we never outgrow.

This is lovely work, E. I couldn’t help but see what Margie said about Bella having passed. I’m so sorry to read that. Her memory lives on in great works like this.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

thank you so much for your empathy Eillis .. Bella seems not to have departed just yet ... her spiri.. read more
Eilis

1 Year Ago

You’re welcome, E. On both counts.
This is awesome & I love it! I was loving the literal storytelling of that moment, but I was also having other mind reels going . . . thinking of how it must be that you've now recently lost Bella (SORRY!) . . . thinking of how much love-for-Bella is pouring out of your words here . . . thinking how beloved dogs show us how to put the pieces of our lives back together in ways that are more meaningful than what we'd been doing with our own feeble devices. I could go on! But your creativity really touches me & makes me want to pay better attention to the lessons all around me! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

Thank you for checking this one out .i thought you might enjoy it as i know how your pets are to you.. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I gave my pups extra lovin's just becuz your loss reminds me that mine will be heading for the rainb.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes! we need to do so everyday all day ;)) love ya!
I was impressed with the sculptural creativity behind this poem. I assume that Bella will receive some share of any forthcoming royalties:-))
N.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

ahahaha yes...she always gets her cookie ;) thanks Norman .. i appreciate your reading and commentin.. read more
very thought provoking poem

Posted 3 Years Ago


Simba

3 Years Ago

I didn’t read the first line completely missed it so read it differently lol
Simba

3 Years Ago

I’ve just read it again and actually missed all the parts that were about the dog, sorry my mind h.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

:)...... it happens doesn't it?! sometimes i read things so amiss the mark of the writer ...come bac.. read more
Ohhhh! really very creative! very sweet and precious!!! a piece made with Bella and You! she needed You, needed Your talent, and she just knew how to do it until she reached her goal! Thank You for sharing another personal poem that adds more warmth into the pages.

Happy New Year Bella, be sweet and smart as You just did above :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

Light..your review tickles the hell out of me ..Bella is all that...the epitome of sweetest thing ev.. read more
How delightful that you find creativity spawned in the company of a friend, or man's best friend.The house of our inspiration has many windows for the light to enter through. Beautiful.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

yes it does Fabian ..well said! thank you so much for reviewing..glad you enjoyed ... ain't nuttin' .. read more
A wonderful poem my friend. I had to read again. Nature is a fine teacher to show us. Life can be a thousand things in a second. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

thanks again my friend! i can see how this one would appeal to you ... you put it so well sir...natu.. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

I did like this one and you are welcome my friend.
She shares what seems a simple stick but means much more to her. You acknowledged it's importance and created something so beautiful, like a symbol of the special bond you both share. Please keep writing and creating!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

thank you Taino for bringing me back to this poem...it was a special walk and yes with doggies we ha.. read more
You both have a great understanding I must say. What a pair you two make!
A light, fun to read poem. Enjoyed it!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

you are very kind ...Bella is much more full of it than i ;)) we do have fun tho ... and now we have.. read more
Zoya

3 Years Ago

Haha, all of you make a happy family im sure! Most welcome.

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