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 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Months 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

2 Months 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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'God is a Metaphor...With All Due Respect'
Einstein Noodle,
Within the design of design of design..is how I felt when reading here. Your description is the reality of how we feel and why do we care. I think that the Spirit of of God speaks in, with, through in myriads of ways. Greatness and grandeur in life and nature and family, friends. How do we describe God? Really good question. Super poem which left identifying with your words. Bless you much.
Kathy

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

thank you Kathy! ... and God bless you too!
This makes God real, E! He’s not the white-haired, bearded old man we might’ve imagined in Sunday school. He’s everywhere and everything. Even when I see contradictions in nature (one animal killing another), I see not an evil or conflicted deity, but the blessing of a continued species and nature at work. Even when I’ve felt my faith has left me, I see evidence of Him in every living thing around me. An exceptional write, E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


2 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

R.E. .... yes yes and yes ... you have made me day with your words ... so happy and gratified this s.. read more
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How appropriate I was
just praying to him and
I'm doing daily devotional
on forgiveness.


Beautiful God is
everywhere I loved
this 🙏💗👍

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


Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

oh Benita .. i am so thrilled that this caught you at such an opportune time ... yes! i agree! God i.. read more
Benita-Staebell M - KindredPoet

2 Months Ago

Thank you my friend
I always appreciate your
input on things and enjoy
readin.. read more
Intriguing title and lovely phrasing - is God inside the beauty of everything marvelous in this world, or something more...

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

:) ....... what say you Lyn Anderson?? something more?? :) something "All" perhaps .... thanks for g.. read more
Excellent use of words, metaphor and descriptions. And of course from the title onwards you are taken into realms of imaganitive prose that seems to rally the mind and develop the senses. Which is as good a definition for what God is as I have seen. Philiosophical and mystical journies through belief in time and space. Quite simply wonderful even to a recalctrant like me.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

my goodness Ken!! i am enthralled this took you there sir! really happy you stopped to read and revi.. read more
This is exactly how I see God and I've never known how to express it, but now I know! It's the idea of God in everything, in all of us . . . not some sky-dwelling deity! You pick some of the most fresh details to show all the ways you see & think about & feel God. THINK - SAY - SEE . . . I love it when a writer uses a repeated phrase by changing one single idea or word . . . love how you've done this. I love the ending, becuz we do feel sheepish when we try to define God in an avant-garde or nebulous way, rather than shoveling gobs of that "Christian-eze" type of phraseology we freedom-seekers have come to despise! Wow! This really gets my motor running & the ideas flow! Love it! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

i know you have legitimate complaints on "Chritian-eze" ..and like i shared with Ken ..i could not b.. read more
dear Gene... God is Integrity... the light through a stained glass window...
the shadow of a smile when all seems lost. Your poem reflects the soul
that sees and hears divine guidance when a bird sings or a baby cries.
A metaphor of pure innocence when stars align and Venus shines. truly, Pat

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

your reviews are poetry in motion dahlink! i am always thrilled ... really thrilled to have them on .. read more
Firstly, may i just say that the "with all due respect" part of the title told me who wrote this before i saw who wrote it. Class, that could only be from you. 😀

Posted 2 Months Ago


Lorry

2 Months Ago

Sorry, pressed send accidentally, or maybe God did it.
Goda & metaphors on the same page? I b.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

well .. i asked for your opinion my friend! ;) and am grateful to have it .. i think man as God can .. read more

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