Tar Baby

Tar Baby

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

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Tar Baby
Sadness came slowly like
the turning of leaves in Fall breezes
the colors
impregnable with the mind

only hearts

discern                   
red bursts     -       the 
yellow ripe lemons,
ethereal rusts,
pinion green cones
bleeding red oak and dogwood Easter blossoms

cut and split for fuel

we can know love

I went after it once 
down new avenues    -     lain
in hot macadam
I looked away 
I'm not sure what you did
as I watched
black asphalt poured over
old bones and memories

04/05/22
E.

© 2022 Einstein Noodle


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“Sadness came slowly like
the turning of leaves in Fall breezes
the colors
impregnable with the mind
only hearts
discern “
Exquisite E., and so moving. Flow, words ‘al punto’, Imagery, colors, pathos, simile - all perfect. I could not help but follow this spiritual journey from alpha to inevitable omega. All of the colred bursts of love are what define and elevate us. Kudos my supremely sensitive friend…

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thank you for such a sensitive reading and encouraging review ... makes me look to keep writing ... .. read more



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The first part of this offering is full of vegetation imagery and also the mention of the changing colors of fall. Since these natural things are mentioned in coordination with sadness and change, we must assume loss is the main meaning here. The last stanza speaks in a restrained way about a love that is no more but lives on in the mind. Old wounds may have healed but their scars yet remain.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for reading and reviewing with such specificity! it is much appreciated .. "cut and split .. read more
You really did bring "sadness" to the the reader, using colors of an artist to enhance mood; the sadness of those magnificent tress cut down for fire wood, now much of the earth that was is asphalt, dark, hard, tough...there is a certain slow flow to this poem which and sad, which makes it so real, and sad at the same time.
Best, B

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

Betty ... your review honors and humbles me .. i am truly grateful .. you dove in and feel it .. wh.. read more
Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

You're very welcome Einstein!
Well...I found my way here and can now comment on your art in this more appropriate site in lieu of FB. I do really like this, Gene! The imagery puts me in the woods in the Fall. The black macadam/asphalt....Black...an ending... Very impactful! Nice work!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thanks Kathi ... such a treat you are here at the Cafe' .. i hope you find it an expansive experienc.. read more
Temperance

1 Month Ago

You’re welcome.
Poignant, candid, and aching, breaking heart choking in its own sullen sadness, bereft of love and now crestfallen ..

' I went after it once
down new avenues - lain
in hot macadam
I looked away
I'm not sure what you did
as I watched
black asphalt poured over
old bones and memories '

And a magical, atmospheric soundtrack to accompany the solemn mood

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

what a fine morning it is Tom .. to have your visit and review .. so happy this touched you in such .. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

ps. and glad you listened to the music ... she is an all time favorite of mine .. top o' the mahrnin.. read more
How sad and forlorn this piece seems, producing a feeling of things lost, never to be regained. The title drew me in as it reminded me of the Uncle Remus story. I wasn't familiar with the song. Natural beauty buried in asphalt is a saddening prospect. I'd rather bury my worries and troubles in the sand with a fruity umbrella drink in one hand and a beach umbrella over my head. I make my own "mixed drink" with crushed ice, a shot of cranberry juice, a half can of sparkling cherry flavored water and the remainder with blackberry ginger ale; fizzy, fruity, cold and refreshing without much too much sugar. I can add a fat strawberry and a straw to the top and share it with my first grader. Trees are among my favorite things in all of nature. I feed the birds and squirrels every day. I love to watch them out my window so happy and full of antics. I like the metaphor expressed in this piece. It produces a lovely ache of yearning for things lost. Well written, F.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thanks Fabian! your drink makes me thirsty .. almost greedy for the fruity carbonation .. who needs .. read more
Fabian G. Franklin

1 Month Ago

My pleasure entirely. :)
a very enjoyable read and you have introduced me to a singer I'd not heard before
Thankyou for the read and the singer

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

Dave! so happy always to have your visits .. Sade is incredible in my opinion .. i listen to her son.. read more
I am listening to the song and I am reading your words. A heart overtook by the black tar. Won't need anything no-more. Very nice dance of words my friend. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry. I did like this one.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thank you Coyote Man! Sade is one of my favorites .. glad you enjoyed .. yes! the heart can be cover.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

I did my friend. I have loved Sade for many moons. You are welcome my friend.
Textures and colors popping line to line. Smells pulling the reader by its nose. Grinning ear to ear to reading this.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

i couldn't ask for more my friend! thanks so much for taking time ... great review much appreciated!.. read more
duff

1 Month Ago

My pleasure E. Great writing.
“Sadness came slowly like
the turning of leaves in Fall breezes
the colors
impregnable with the mind
only hearts
discern “
Exquisite E., and so moving. Flow, words ‘al punto’, Imagery, colors, pathos, simile - all perfect. I could not help but follow this spiritual journey from alpha to inevitable omega. All of the colred bursts of love are what define and elevate us. Kudos my supremely sensitive friend…

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thank you for such a sensitive reading and encouraging review ... makes me look to keep writing ... .. read more
you do realize Tar Baby is a derogatory term for African Americans, perhaps not.
its origin is from the Uncle Remus Stories that was adapted by Walt Disney as Song of the South.
it has been banned word wide since turn of the century.
ya might want to consider renaming it just sayin

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

but ... you haven't shared your thoughts and feelings on Sade's song, "Tar Baby" .. you are right .... read more
keith

1 Month Ago

i like the intro, lounge jazz, but then it changes into another run of the mill background music, re.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

oh! ... well .. i can't help you there can i? .. it wouldn't be fair :)))))))

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