asymmetry

asymmetry

A Poem by Lydia Shutter


artwork by michael and inessa garmash





how boring the symmetry of life can be
today will be the same as tomorrow 
and the day after
the condensation on my water glass 
is the most exciting thing i will see today
the noise of familiars is deafening
so i ponder minutia
what supports the blue of the sky?
will my mundane thoughts rust in the ho-hum rain?
the day will sigh as it floats into the past
sans exceptional moments

no, give me the asymmetry
the imbalance of life forcing me to hang on
the shimmering geometrics of stress 
the whispers of infinite possibility
the fluttering of my heart
as i fight the waves of the ocean
never wanting to reach the shore

© 2021 Lydia Shutter


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Well this is a treat to read - I often think of how I get so scared with normality - I think you are lucky you will always have and escape in your words - and gee whizzer your words are done so well. I think I wrote a poem just like this a while back - yours seems terribly poetic compared to mine - take care Lidi XX

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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

I appreciate your review, KWP...thanks so much. Lydi**



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Well this is a treat to read - I often think of how I get so scared with normality - I think you are lucky you will always have and escape in your words - and gee whizzer your words are done so well. I think I wrote a poem just like this a while back - yours seems terribly poetic compared to mine - take care Lidi XX

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

I appreciate your review, KWP...thanks so much. Lydi**
Your writing reminds me of so many people's ever-growing need to see more clearly. Our past ways of being have lost their way, we search, need but.. is so hard to see what matters. And what matters is the life around us, the coming Spring, the hum and rustle of life.. and more.. Perhaps, Is how I feel your words, Lydi .. hanging on to what is there, waiting.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Your lines Lydi** will resonate with many who have been restricted by the curse of lockdown over the last year. Each day as tedious as the last. I never knew how much the simplicity of meeting a friend for coffee would be missed so much. I have learned to appreciate the small things in life and not to take them for granted. If we are wise the last year surely would have taught us to appreciate much of the freedom we had. Wonderful write Lydi** and super artwork posted.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Chris. Today was a GREAT day here. Our pool opened up and I saw 10 friends (distanced) .. read more
Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Fabulous day for you. How lovely. We are opening up here but very slowly. Enjoy :)
This is a wonderful write. I love how the first stanza is longer than the second because the second one lifts the reader up so quickly. Wonderfully explained and expressed. Tyfs

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Cyprian! Lydi**
I think lots will feel this resonating within them Lydi, after so long of staring at walls and general sameness of following the same lines and angles, as we long to follow butterflies paths of up, down, this way, that and a few loop de loops thrown in for good measure.
As lockdoon eases, smiles of freedom return to young and old faces alike, all acting like kids at the school bell, zooming around for no other reason than they can.... Socially distanced of course 😊

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

But of course! :) Thanks so much, Lorry. Lydi**
Life can be mundane. That is why must seek oleasure in the little things to geyt us through

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

Absolutely! Thanks for checking out the poem! Lydi**
Hello, Lydia! :)
Pick a direction and go. Haha
This is lovely poetry. We need contrast, new patterns to analyze, some thrill. I know I need it.
"the shimmering geometrics of stress" - that is beautiful phrasing. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


If everything was a 'bed of roses' the good times would lose their allure.
Pain makes happiness that much more enjoyable.
This pandemic is driving people nuts ... literally. We are in our third lockdown in Ontario and I do believe the bloom is off the rose for the political leaders. The grumbling is ... if lockdowns work, why are we in our third?

Good write Lydi

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

My thoughts exactly! Thanks for the visit and the review, Ted. Lydi**
endlessly endearing my friend .. how i love this experience in reading your poem ..was right there through all of it ..love the excitement over the condensation :)))))))))) truth is ... i am looking forward now .. to see and feel it on me beer glass later today :)))))))) i love it ... but how truly exciting V2 is .. and speaks of wonderful experience of "having swum the river" "crossed the mountain" and done so without bitterness nor gall of regrets and disappointments .. wonderful poetry .. honest and true .. universal and relevant through all ages ... and to come .. love it girl! thanks for sharing .. into me ol' library it goes!
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

Well, that is an enthusiastic review, E. Thanks so much....and enjoy that beer! :) Lydi**
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

;) ......................
The same old same old can produce stress as surely as can times of tumultuousness. The mind seeks stimulation to ward off this sameness. Of course, too much stimulation leads to stress, too. Finding a balance seems to be the best solution.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Months Ago

Indeed, my wise friend. Thank you so much. Lydi**

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