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


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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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amazing Imagery, E and the word flow of the rippling limbs to the brittle parchment flows like a river , each phrase, the metaphor of God through Natures eyes, loved this and Hendrix is playing in the background, works well :}

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

ohhh poor Jimmy right!? :( what would he be doing with his music now?? thank you for reading and a g.. read more
gram linski

2 Months Ago

peace and joy, back at ya, E. with a little wind cries mary on the side, :}
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

:) ............love that song!
Linguistic perfection - a great poem to ponder and read over and overagain

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Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

your smiling and bright sunny face make me smile Fay ... thanks so much for reading and reviewing .... read more
Is God a metaphor? An oft posed question, impossible to answer given we are contingent beings, limited by time and space and our almost slavish reliance on the temporal.

It all sometimes gets a bit divine and oblique for me. But whenever I sit down and think about the question you pose, (which I often do,) coming at it directly just tends to add to the confusion, especially when poetry and storytelling is mixed into the pot and one considers the highly metaphoric narrative of the bible.

Suffice I think, to say, that this is an intelligently written and very good poem that makes the reader think long and hard; and that if God is indeed a metaphor,then it's just as well Humphry Davy was around. Because despite the Good Lord, being 'the light of the world,' I do find the electric light bulb to be quite a comfort. :)


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Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

yes..we have plenty of comforts to be thankful for eh!? thank you so much for taking time Terp! i ap.. read more
I really loved the line "prickly pear cactus bleeds bended knees". It rolls off the tongue very nicely

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

good morning Brina! so nice to meet you! at least i don't think we have met before .. at any rate i .. read more
well,let`s hope he is real,somebody has to keep us inline

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Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

:) ............. Amen brother ... its the hearing and obeying that seems the stickler ... glad you s.. read more
 wordman

2 Months Ago

you`re welcome,,and you to
brilliant Mr Einstein! i would be so bold as to say that "God" is the metaphor to end all metaphors... all others pale in comparison:) To define the indefinable and divine the intangible can I believe, only be done as such. I once tried to explain a painting to a blind person that has never seen and all I had was a bag of metaphors and like "god" the painting's image could only be in the relation of the context of the viewer:) this is a gem, good sir Doodley

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

oh man!!! that's it exactly ... as so far as i see it anyway .. God bless you Bad Bun ;) thank you f.. read more
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DAH
Philosophically sound in all of its presentation. Yes, I agree, "God is a metaphor",
and, as John Lennon stated in 1971, "God is a concept by which we measure our pain". Being a devout Atheist, both of these opinions work for me.

This is stellar work, EN, nicely played.

DAH

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

a devout atheist ... wow! i would love for us to live close by ... and like i said to Lydia .. sit a.. read more
DAH

1 Month Ago

My pleasure, E!
To begin with..."shaded rooms like a poet's quill" ~ such an amazing metaphor there, dear E!

I had to look it up exactly and by a dictionary, a metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. And that convinced me...God is indeed a metaphor for the dawn's sun breaking and swimming away, for freshly fallen snow and fresh kill. Yes He is a metaphor for bleeding, bended knees and yes yes my friend, He is certainly a metaphor for ice hiccupping and clinking glass in a glass, under the silken skirt of an old, mellowed kind of whiskey...

Bless God for all the beauty, in everything...

You are such a mind-blowing poet..Kudos E!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

ahahaha well ... mind blown perhaps ;))))))))))))) you are so kind and encouraging ... so so happy y.. read more
DIVYA

2 Months Ago

I'm all happy and smiling here :)))
You're very very welcome my friend!
As I have grown older, I have grown apart from my old faith. I find it increasingly difficult to believe in a Maker when there is so much destruction and misery inflicted on so many. And yet the closer I get to nature, I still find myself asking and pondering on those questions. You see, I can't quite let go altogether. I am like a child clinging on to the string of a balloon in a very strong wind. I haven't completely given up. I like the idea of God being a metaphor. As a poet, metaphors play an important part. A thought provoking read Mr E.

I have come back for another read. There are so many great lines here and interesting vocabulary. Always good to read you.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

thanks Chris! perhaps the difficulty you are experiencing is that you are trying to use our very hum.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

What an interesting bit of information you have given me and also an alternative way to consider my .. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

ahahahah we can meet in the middle :))))))))))))))
Your title drew me in to this one. It is a challenging poem in large part, I think, because it mirrors the inner universe. It is human to question and doubt. I believe this is part of our purpose as creatures with a brain wired for advanced thought. However, it isn’t always easy to face where the questioning leads.

At points, this feels like a dialogue with the creative nature housed within us. Some people call it the muse, but I feel it’s something self-contained that is prodded for whatever reason at various times and seeks a way out. As though within each human being is something like an individual universe. Or perhaps an individual galaxy where we are the inhabitable planet waiting to be dressed with the necessaries for living a fulfilled life.

The dance here between the corporeal and the ethereal is stirring because it’s almost like a moving aside of a veil to examine all the feelings and offer critical perspective. It’s an interesting poem, E. Thought-provoking. I don’t feel like my thoughts are necessarily in line with your intention, but it is intellectually stimulating to ponder the ideas nevertheless.

Really enjoyed reading this one. Some great unusual word choices.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

thank you so much for your sensitive and thorough read of this Ellis! i am an introvert and find mos.. read more
Eilis

2 Months Ago

That’s an astounding bit of information on the human body. It’s not difficult to be surprised by.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

back at ya Ellis! you make a strong point .. and i have heard most of us barely use 10% of our nogs .. read more

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