The Maze

The Maze

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

The Maze
frenetic winds like contrails 
whispering through the chambers
one man
one woman
turning twisting reaching
                                      rising 
falling 
hips sway lips say
unknown  -   invisible need moans  -
'round corners of unadorned halls                                                                           
virgin 
empty quiet apprehensions of
two minds tumbled out of a spin cycle
set at opposites 
THE DOOR! 
18 yr old boy ... 16 yr. old girl ...... 
facing flint and steel sparks in an instant fade from fire yet
deepening molten embers glow
true light to pierce the time
3/31/2019
E.
Image result for endless stairs painting
Escher's inspired stairs

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I dunno why but I just come over all emotional, and that aint like me.. I was hoping I might find something new from ya Gene, and blimey.. some find.. this must surely rank among my favourite poems of yours my friend... bloomin well done might sound like a cliche methinks, but tis part of me now and I sincerely mean, bloomin well done... Maybe I am beginning to feel my years and hanker after moments past.. but you sure got me this mane.... Am bound to revisit this page over and over... Neville :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

thanks Neville ... your the brother i never had ;) and i am very happy this one has gone to the top .. read more
Neville

1 Year Ago

all those things back at ya Gene and true..... and yes.. you do have a unique style & what a pleasur.. read more



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"two minds tumbled out of a spin cycle"
It's a great image; brings to mind a washing machine, of course.
This poem captures what it's like being on the emotional roller-coaster and in the hormonal hurricane of the centrifugal force of love that squeezes you dry.
I'm getting dizzy...


Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

ahahahaha ...Yep! I would never want to go back to those young and wash and tumble days ... oh the s.. read more
Laz K.

2 Months Ago

You are so right! I'm not too young myself, and I might have had my last "spin cycle."
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

;)...............................
This spoke to me of the difference between infatuation and love—especially love that stands the test of time. As it were.

I love the idea of it being the maze because both states can create that sense of stretching the heart and the mind, but only the long love will lead anywhere meaningful. Of course, there’s a lot to be learned from infatuation. The growing pains and learning to understand our own minds and slow down and allow time to do its work. But, the maze of love that lasts offers surprises and opportunities that aren’t available in short term relationships.

It’s a cool concept. Maybe I’m way off base in my reading. But that’s how it’s looking to me today. I love the flint and steel idea. That’s quite exacting.

Great poem, E.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

11 Months Ago

Ellis ... you hit the proverbial nail squarely on the head :) thank you for this thoughtful and sens.. read more
One of the best things about being young … the rapture that can give you wings … still soaring years later in memory when your bones are aching to move. To be swept away in such passionate bliss is a feeling that ever abides. Well penned.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

thank you Linda! ah yes ... we remember and we feel it eh!? passions blazing :))))))))) thanks for t.. read more
Young and in love not knowing where life will take them next.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

that's about it Eugi ;) the best of times the worst of times eh!? :))
E.
The maze, like eschers stairs are a mind melter to me E, which leads me to corridors and Chambers of the mind. Panic sets in as we grow claustrophobic within, looking for the door before breath expires.
It only occurred to me reading this how similar relationships and nightmares are. Are we doing it right? Is this the one? Needing to be a grown up and still being innocent and childlike. Woah! So much pressure.
Flames or embers, young or not so much, life, like thoughts, happen whether you are ready or not.
I do hope I have interperator this correctly and it's not really about letting someone on LSD decorate your home. Can you imagine bursting for a pee in that house? 😀

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

ahahahaha that's a hell of a thought Lorry! oh my! you nailed my intent and more my friend .. thank .. read more
Lorry

1 Year Ago

That picture is the tongue twister for eyes 😀
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

:) .........................
Sounds like they're so far apart
in love walking on different paths
how very sad my friend if they
want to be together.

fade from fire yet
deepening molten embers glow
true light to pierce the time.


Thank you for sharing

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

and thanks for visiting Benita ... great you are hanging out at the Cafe' a bit more these days :))).. read more
Benita-Staebell M - KindredPoet

1 Year Ago

I take breaks now in then
I've deactivated my Facebook
account media can drain you read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes it can... having limits and taking breaks helps a lot ;)
Real emotional page burner. This gem is terse, concise, and thorough in its exposition, with simple imagery and enough poetic treatment to elate the purist -- and you honored propriety. The mature love experience is great, but maturity has nothing on first times -- the nearest thing to eternal flame. You remind us all of the soul-wrenching moments of adolescence that still bring aftershocks. I have wondered just where the line lies between adolescence and young adult. I think that road might travel right through "The Maze." Excellent work. -- Doug

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

bigfootprint

1 Year Ago

Bigfoot tales abound everywhere. My humble novel dedicates a chapter to my-up-close encounter.
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

no kidding??? is your novel out?
bigfootprint

1 Year Ago

My novel: Growing Up Country A Hard Row to Hoe (Pen name Arthur F Wilson) available on the book sit.. read more
The Door! I think we can all relate at some stage to that panic stricken thought.
The maze - such a complicated and complex intertwining of emotions, layered with opposing thoughts and conflicting feelings. The winds continue to frenzy around the two as they whisper, turn, twist and reach, trying to navigate it all. It's really lovely, and I can sense the sadness expressed by Cassie. Mine comes from disappointment, having known this feeling, having such high hopes and having nothing come to fruition. I wonder if Cassie feels the same.
Laura

Posted 1 Year Ago


LouBelle

1 Year Ago

I wonder if sometimes we let our hopes soar too high, with high expectations comes disappointment I'.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

some things are very difficult to obtain closure on ...the heart...emotions can be very deceitful fo.. read more
LouBelle

1 Year Ago

Yes i see what you mean. Lovely to see the FR :)
Best wishes,
Laura
what I get from this is not sadness at all - it's life - natural young experimental urges.

its a funny thing the evolution of sex when one allows it - teenage sex is always so quick and fumble - the ability to turn that into something rather transcendental is firstly a want and desire to explore (in my opinion) I read a fact a while back that most women, when they have sex, don't orgasm - when I read that I said 'WHAT!!!' to me unbelievable. its the learning how to give, the learning how to fall right back and receive which leads us to those moments that lead us to glimpses of the eternal.

Oh dear and now I am thinking of my two teenage sons - each with their respective girlfriends - oh dear!!!

Love you always XXX this review was clearly a digression - but hey ho - what to do!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

KWP ...how ever grateful i am for your presence here at the Cafe' ... i agree 100% about what draws .. read more
Interesting write but kind of sad. I enjoyed

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

can you expand on the sadness you felt? i am curious about that, Cassie ...
E.

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