God is a Metaphor ... With All Due Respect

God is a Metaphor ... With All Due Respect

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

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God is a Metaphor
erupting with fingering phrases
glissando winds ripple limbs
frisson rises in all those places
dawn's sun breaks and swims 

how can i think what God is?

newly fallen snow, fresh kill 
heat steams wavering over
shaded rooms like  a poet's quill
enlighten corners like no other


how can i say who God is?


tuck and rolled white-red leather
the clouds lay cotton in the valleys and
in a faceless place the eyes are a trema
prickly pare cactus bleeds bended knees


how can i see where God is?


immovable and curdled milk senses
mixed in whiskeyrum tumblers 
ice hiccup clinking glass  ..... a 
frenetic lens
 ....and
stippled integrity ...and 
icy fingers probing the most difficult; 
forcing open brittle parchment
peering
loving parts i will not admit

God is a metaphor
With all due respect

© 2020 Einstein Noodle


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Beautiful deep dive of introspection, thoughts and words here E. "God is a Metaphor...With All Due Respect"- a knockout of a title! Exquisite language and great form with questions asked and answered-or not really... Maybe we are all metaphors. Loved this provocative poem E. Happy 2020!

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thanks Annette .. Happy and prosperous 2020 to you as well ... i try hard to find God ...most all th.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

1 Month Ago

Awwww- you are too good to me E.! Love reading your work and your many layers of thoughts. Gives my .. read more



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Unfortunately, my pithy mind just doesn't get a lot of this. tuck and rolled white-red leather...prickly pare cactus bleeds bended knees Hmm? I am just a simpleton that got lucky with a few poems. Someday I'll get stuff like this, but for now, it's a struggle. I do like it though. :)

Posted 3 Days Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Days Ago

thanks for struggling through it Relic .. it is abstract like much of me "stuff" .. the lack of stra.. read more
Curious. Is the ending meant to be an extended statement? God is a metaphor may be the title, but I sort of take the line where you say 'loving parts I will not admit' as a statement eventually finished with 'God is a metaphor' and 'with all due respect'.

"I will not admit God is a metaphor, with all due respect." Nor should you. For the believers, He is real, living, and true.

Just my take. I may not be Christian, although I've thought, and continue to think about it, but if I were a believer, I would not call God a metaphor. We can use metaphors to try and describe what is beyond us, and this world, but while they bring a certain light to the shadows, only faith could do the rest.

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Einstein Noodle

3 Days Ago

what a great review Raven ... nice to see you grace me pages .. will certainly repay the visit .. i .. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Days Ago

oh .. and truth be told .. if one can accept it .. God loves all parts of us regardless and seeks on.. read more
I'm pretty sure that even without me coming to read THIS, You already knew that I would respect, love and admire it. You are a spiritual and a thinking person who always seek new experiences with an open mind and heart, but not before now I read it clearly and deep from You like here and now. we read poems about how God is a part and lives in everything, the very special and great about Yours, that it was written in Your own way, in Your own style, from Your very own mind, it's not a cliché like those we read (yes, including mine). it's too special, too personal, maybe because of that I wasn't able to grasp fully some of the lines, but I felt it, how Your senses were totally open, like Your were drifted to another dimension. I applaud You high my dear E!

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Einstein Noodle

3 Days Ago

you are right Light...as soon as i saw you read and reviewed this one i knew we would connect .. we .. read more
Light🌟

3 Days Ago

yes we are ;) and always You are welcome along the God's blessings always :) ✨✨✨
Einstein Noodle

2 Days Ago

:) ..................
Great work Gene and what a title. Yes its all about being religious or spiritual I think. But here we have the onion model peeling back layers to digest.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

i love onions ... i put them in everything i cook! ;) thanks Andrew ... i couldn't be more gratified.. read more

You just nailed poetry, so ya did sir... With all due respect … this is bloomin brilliant... period.

N :)))

Posted 1 Week Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

Neville .... when you say such a thing i believe it .. with all humility .. thanks so much .. for th.. read more
Neville

1 Week Ago


It is said and it is true.. slainte mhath brother..
I'm a bit of a staunch atheist to be honest, and can agree to God being a metaphor, an abstract thought, an idea conjured up out of thin air by the ever expanding human mind. Even though our religions and gods are temporary(Remember there were all kinds of nature gods once upon a time before the advent of Christianity), this idea persists. We have had many societies without the invention of the wheel, but few without the invention of god. I think the concept of creating an all powerful(that being a paradoxical description btw) deity, (who is like a benevolent sky-daddy who watches our every action) has everything to do with the fear that a sentient life is bound to experience during its evolution. But with the tremendous intellectual progress that we're witnessing today, there has been a sharp shift, with more and more people realising that it isn't science which disproved the existence of god, it is the flawed idea of god that collapsed upon itself.

I understand that you're implying that god is everything and everywhere, but not only is that contradictory, it sounds like another diluted version of the original sky-daddy idea. If god is the energy that recycles through the universe, he/she/it hardly sounds like a deity to be revered, and more like a being that is ignorant of our existence(pretty lovecraftian).

I love the expressions in the poem, and the brilliant flow. I wish I'd have come up with --

"immovable and curdled milk senses
mixed in whiskeyrum tumblers 
ice hiccup clinking glass..... a 
frenetic lens
 ....and
stippled integrity ...and 
icy fingers probing the most difficult; 
forcing open brittle parchment
peering
loving parts i will not admit" ....
....sorry i was gonna go with just the first 2 lines of the last stanza, but the entire thing is so great ugh, I love it whole!! This is such a master piece, I can sense so clearly all the care and thought that went into every word. This is exactly why you're one of my 5 favorite writers on here(won't reveal the other 4 ha) and why I kept checking up on your page even during my sabbatical from the site.




Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

thank you Moon Daughter .. i am so happy and humbled to be read here and especially by those who vis.. read more
We all have our own ideas about God, and there are so many different faiths throughout the world who worship idols; not for me to disagree but ....
for myself God is the universal energy that supports everything on this lovely planet of ours, we are a part of the greater miracle and should feel humbled as such in that we draw strength and have the abilty if we wish to use it to help maintain the balance of all natural things.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

i don't think any of the great religions have argument with you about that Stella ... omnipresent, o.. read more
and - icy fingers probing the most difficult; - forcing open brittle parchment - peering - loving parts i will not admit.. .. God is a metaphor = With all due respect'

What a superb prolonged thought! Was more than doubtful when i began to read.. was prepared to feel upset, confused, offended. But, dear you, you' ve set your thoughts in front of you, not dissected them but, faced them and seen what is or.. more like, what i think you think it is. Thus: God in His unfathomable state is at the helm of everything good, gentle, kind, respectful, tolerant, realistic, patient, hopeful.. and more, so much more. if we believe the whole. even if we're not aware of its incredible complexity, we are what we were intended to be when we came from nowhere and faced Life. Perhaps?? How I respect your words, how i thank you for posting them.

Hope this isn't tainted by the mess left behind previously, not, NOT my doing. So sorry. Please delete the mess.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much for your patience and am so sorry for the German problem you had to deal with. No.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

(((((((((((((((((((((Emma))))))))))))))))))))))) ;)
emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

Waving, smiling

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