read 'tween the lines

read 'tween the lines

A Poem by Frieda P


Take each sentiment,
     twist at your own discretion
  a cathartic inquisition
   can grasp timely translations,
  bend them aptly to suit your
           own disaster's rhyme
  turns on a dime in 
           perspectives's intuition,
  everybody knows the
     ideas are simply overstated 
       and liberally conjugated 
   words read surreptitiously
          'tween the paraphrased lines
  aimless paths amidst seaweed petals
                  & wildflower drifts
   where horizons breathe to expand,
       & rush meets lush tranquility's rhythm

“The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”    Khalil Gibran

© 2014 Frieda P

Author's Note

Frieda P

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ah ha, a philosophical poem from you Frieda... And music too, "I got nothing left to prove... to you" "a wildflower"...

I liked the feel of these words as I read them, they were like a "daisy in as field of roses" (from the song), or "wildflower drifts" (your words, which I found nicely "conjugated" by the way)... even in poetry, metaphor and image, there is reality, and it is either true or not, someone has twisted the meaning and intent of your words... hopefully I have not done this with this poem Frieda, missed the point...

you don't have to read between the lines to know that "wildflowers (and their drift)" are beautiful because they are "wild"... anyway, you know sometimes I go all over the place as I read your poetry Frieda...

Posted 8 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

8 Years Ago

Doing the happy dance to your sweet words Curt....


very succulent, my dear, sentiments, cathartic inquisition, mere genious. Great read, hon :D

Posted 1 Year Ago

Very clever & original-sounding turns of phrase, oh-so-true for this website, as we each read another's words to be something right out of our life experiences! Sometimes using a bunch of million-dollar words can give writing a stilted feeling, but your message still sounds friendly, despite literary references aplenty. I also enjoy the unexpected rhymes & graceful nature descriptions.

Posted 7 Years Ago

The line structure in this is fantastic; through it you elegantly capture the crux of your piece, as the pauses and breaks meet the dialogue harmoniously. When I get a chance to write, and review, I make a point of reading your work Frieda.

I hope you are well


Posted 8 Years Ago

im never quite sure how to react to your writing right away miss frieda. it always takes me a few hours to mellow out your words and patterns and get past how free versey it is to really grasp your concept and meaning but man are they beautiful and they remind me that this place is my home and i belong here with beautiful writers like you. wonderful work as always. kisses.

Posted 8 Years Ago

This poem feeds into my recent wonderings about the reality of the world having read an article musing if we aren't all part of a supercomputer simulation. If everyone sees soemthing different (through the individual minds prism) then just WHAT is reality? right ... no more coffe tonite methinks...
Great writing Frieda as per...

Posted 8 Years Ago

Diving into a garden of your words I felt so at ease so at home amongst these words

Posted 8 Years Ago

Nothing to say that hasn't been said already... I like the mellow and impactful words...

Posted 8 Years Ago

Ever felt so peaceful reading a poem?
It's how this feels. It flows easily.And despite the fact that a feeling so strong like love can be destructive sometimes (Or most of them) it is a magic we all desire.
Loved it

Posted 8 Years Ago

We really do see things the way we want to don't we? This can be a magical thing, but it can also be incredibly damaging as well, depending on the context. I think it is those that truly try to read between the lines that are the most empathetic to what people are saying. Things are not always as they seem. Loved this Frieda!

Posted 8 Years Ago

you and me and the poems of 'tweens... such is life.... I love it!

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on September 17, 2014
Last Updated on September 19, 2014
Tags: between the lines, poetry, sentiments, translation, perspective, rhythm, rhyme


Frieda P
Frieda P


If you want to know me, read my poetry, it's all in there. I am a mother of three sons (my finest moments) a sister, a survivor and a little bit crazy. I lost my beloved sister to suicide, so you'll.. more..


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