The Leak

The Leak

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

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The Leak

flared copper,
pressure fittings or

a mix of solder and flux 
the crux of clean silver joining

sweat joints


Propane          -          green/blue flame 
wrap singed, singing pipe

tears condense inside the crusted walls and
prevent the perfect union

the furious writing gone
arms and hands cringe and contract 

without direction
and now


leaking

11/03/2020
E.

© 2020 Einstein Noodle


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Einstein Noodle

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And always remember to sandpaper the pipe before spreading the flux.

Not an easy thing ... soldering copper or writing poetry and yet you combined both in this poem E. Yes, just when you think you've done the job properly there's a leak ... a little bit of crud spoiled the procedure and it's twice as much work to re-do ... draining the pipe and drying it before starting again ... and right in the midst, that devilish little Muse slides in and lays down something you know you won't remember but you can't leave the job unfinished.

Word to the wise ... do not hold copper pipe in your hand when soldering, no matter how long ... instant lesson in heat transference. Oweeeee!!!

Well done here E.



Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

you so hear me Ted! thanks so much for visiting and finding this one .. spot on review if ever there.. read more



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It breaks we try and fix it. Sometimes things break that are irreparable and then what?

We learn to live with the broken for all to see, then perhaps it’s more of a minds eye reality, then, well then it just becomes part of our daily life - broken and yet perfectly meant to be.

This reminds me of the rise and falls, the continuity of life - we must keep going.

Love ya my friend X

Going to see a lady about a shop today - wish me luck- I need it ❤️😊

Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

i believe you are right dear one! we live with it .. and carry on as best we can ... i'm all in on y.. read more
And always remember to sandpaper the pipe before spreading the flux.

Not an easy thing ... soldering copper or writing poetry and yet you combined both in this poem E. Yes, just when you think you've done the job properly there's a leak ... a little bit of crud spoiled the procedure and it's twice as much work to re-do ... draining the pipe and drying it before starting again ... and right in the midst, that devilish little Muse slides in and lays down something you know you won't remember but you can't leave the job unfinished.

Word to the wise ... do not hold copper pipe in your hand when soldering, no matter how long ... instant lesson in heat transference. Oweeeee!!!

Well done here E.



Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

you so hear me Ted! thanks so much for visiting and finding this one .. spot on review if ever there.. read more
This pretty much describes how I go about tinkering with a poem. While other poets write from a tear-stained pillow or some such soft emotional perch, I'm down here in the basement tweaking words & torquing my rhyme into a tight fitting slathered with joint compound. I am so unemotional & unfeeling, nary a tearful leak ever escapes from one of my little solder jobs. It's so nice being a woman becuz I can go weedwhack rattlesnakes when I'm feeling macho, but then I can call a man to fix my plumbing (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

ahahahahaha ... oh bless me ol' soul how you made me laugh right now, Margie ... fix your plumbing i.. read more
barleygirl

5 Months Ago

*wink! wink!* . . . plumb me, baby!
Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

ahahahaha oh dahlink .. you made my morning like sunshine after weeks of clouds .. puttin' on me too.. read more
There is a poetry in a leak or blown tire. I think poets can find the poetry everyone and you did this with this poem. I think the universe exists in the simplest of copper pipes. Well done!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

thank you adorn! yes .. the Universe in a thimble eh!? and vice versa :)))))))))
E.
Sometimes our writing is like a leaking pipe. Bursting to get out what is inside but sometimes held within a tube of complex thoughts

Posted 6 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

it is isn't it Ms. Beauty! .. we are an odd lot eh!? ;) thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on .. read more
Poetic Beauty

6 Months Ago

Yes we are an odd lot of drifters and dreamers
Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

;)...........................
Ha! What a curious topic. I enjoy seeing the things others choose to write about. A water leak. How basic, yet look what you've done? Gone and made it something to be worthy of.
Love it!

Posted 7 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

7 Months Ago

ahahahaha yep .. leaked all over didn't it!? ;)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) thanks again for .. read more
I liked this poem my friend.
"the furious writing gone
arms and hands cringe and contract "
The above lines stood out to me. You could feel the fleeting things being lost. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

7 Months Ago

ahhhhh you are kind and a gentleman as always Coyote John .. love your visits and reviews .. thanks .. read more
Coyote Poetry

7 Months Ago

Hello my friend and I hope you are doing well, having some fun. You are welcome.
That what You are great with! You take something simple and turn it into brilliance!! GREAT GREAT AND BRILLIANT one Mr. E! I see the leak as a heartbreak, or as a flaw we all have.

"tears condense inside the crusted walls and
prevent the perfect union"

those words are wonderful, they speak to me of facing and enduring too much until the breaking happens, we need balance between mind and heart, strength and softness in order to deal with it a "perfect union" as You say :)



Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

7 Months Ago

i love how you see and feel this one, Light .. you are sensitive and warm at heart and it shows by y.. read more
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lightsong

7 Months Ago

unsuspecting and innocent person or animal" unfortunately that's true because that negative force ha.. read more
Inspite of the best pressure fittings and soldering, the best metals and alloys, the most superbly engineered of us can't help being blocked sometimes and leaking at other times. Life is a tough plumber. I enjoyed your imagery so much here!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

ahahaha ..yes .. "life is a tough plumber" for sure .. thank goodness it also reveals a plumber's cr.. read more
I especially relate to this, E.
I have always felt I was simply a conduit, that the writing doesn't really come from me, but comes to me and through me...
My writing just seems to leak out in raucous drops, then stops.

very cool read.
j.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

yes .. sometimes i feel that too .. being open to powers greater than self can be tricky ... as, i t.. read more

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