Did It Really Ring?

Did It Really Ring?

A Poem by Roland Petrov
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My dictionary said that toll was usually mournful, but it left it open to being other than that. Then there's the tree falling but no one hears it; did it actually fall?

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the bell tolls
but gladly
in the forest
somewhat sadly
no one hears

© 2020 Roland Petrov


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Thank you, Richard, for another challenge, the gogyohka: five lines of phrases or short sentences. My muse was this photo that I took in a forest on Whidbey Island some years ago. To me, this seemed like a happy bell, but no one was around, and I didn't hear it ring. Now with the pandemic, toll had a sinister meaning again, but if no one is there to hear it, did it actually sound?

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

5 Months Ago

To be reviewed by you, Richard, is always an honor. I'm working on the triangle, but.....
Richard 🍃

5 Months Ago

"but....." LOL!

Roland, I am more than certain you'll create a perfect Nabla Del, wit.. read more
Roland Petrov

5 Months Ago

It's done and posted, Richard. I followed the rules, but I fear that's all I did. Is it even a poem?



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I dread tolling bells nowadays. In my neighbourhood they mostly chime for death with the pandemic doing its horrifying things. You said a lot in a few words.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

5 Months Ago

Thanks, Pestonjee. Bells don't toll in my neighborhood, but I see the statistics, and I'm glad the .. read more
AJNJ

5 Months Ago

It was my pleasure :)
This poem reminds me of my journey living in the wilderness these past 10 years, hardly ever seeing other humans & being housebound, so I don't go anywhere. This experience taught me how to be everything I want to be, even if nobody's looking. Being too concerned with outside approval/acceptance/praise can be a detriment to writing from one's wild creative place. Great poem. I usually don't like short poems, but this one conjures up a ton, which is the whole secret to writing short poems (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Months Ago


The tolling of bells always sounds mournful to me, but not necessarily so. I can understand how this can jarr on the nerves. The isolation in the forest offers peace from everything. Offers solitude from any chaos. Sometimes we want to block everything out, church bells included. Thank you Roland for the lesson on a form I have not attempted.

Chris

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

5 Months Ago

Thanks, Christine. I've always enjoyed the sound of bells, thus somewhat sad that no one heard it ri.. read more
Now living in the countryside surrounded by trees, this brings to mind where I used to live, in a town where the town clock chimed every 15 minutes. Drove me mad, but within a month barely heard it anymore... Until I returned and it was like having tinnitus pnce more.
I'm going to think of trees falling next time I hear it 😀

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

6 Months Ago

This is a really good point: sounds might not be heard because you tune them out. Do they still exis.. read more

This chimed with me dear, Roland! You've packed a lot into five lines! I'll have to try give the gogyohka a go.

Jamie X

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

6 Months Ago

I'll be looking for it, Jamie.
I suppose nowadays it's a good thing to not hear those bells. In the woods far and away might be the best place.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

6 Months Ago

Yes, Ana; imagine bells ringing everywhere for every pandemic death. What a cacophony of horror!
Thank you, Richard, for another challenge, the gogyohka: five lines of phrases or short sentences. My muse was this photo that I took in a forest on Whidbey Island some years ago. To me, this seemed like a happy bell, but no one was around, and I didn't hear it ring. Now with the pandemic, toll had a sinister meaning again, but if no one is there to hear it, did it actually sound?

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Roland Petrov

5 Months Ago

To be reviewed by you, Richard, is always an honor. I'm working on the triangle, but.....
Richard 🍃

5 Months Ago

"but....." LOL!

Roland, I am more than certain you'll create a perfect Nabla Del, wit.. read more
Roland Petrov

5 Months Ago

It's done and posted, Richard. I followed the rules, but I fear that's all I did. Is it even a poem?

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Roland Petrov

Desert Hot Springs, CA



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