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 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

9 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

9 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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Very deep introspection. God is a metaphor , a marvellous way of the omni present's portrayal.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

thank you so much for taking time to read and review .. yes .. introspective for sure ;) peace and j.. read more
wow you continue to amaze me this is one hell of a philosophical poem wherein very open to lots of interpretations but one thing which holds true it still depends on the faith of a being so as to measure the worthiness of another being or even the being in oneself. take care

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thanks for taking time Sette! yes .. Faith has as much foundation as Science says i! As science must.. read more
God is to me ...all embracing...the past, the future. the universe and all that is in it...things great and small. Find a quiet spot I say: look around and marvel at the work of the Creator of all. the proof is there - all life must have a beginning and therefore an end ...unless we believe in the afterlife! Profound, deep and meaningful. Thank you for sharing. Keep safe

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thank you for sharing your wonderful beliefs Kitty ... and i whole heartedly agree ;) our Creator is.. read more
kitty

1 Month Ago

Its hard in this day and age to enforce our beliefs on any one person. People take offence at being .. read more
Given I am more prone to science than mythology I guess the title drew me in straight away. And indeed if we contemplate, as a poet might, seeking answers, and there are many things that make us doubt the existence of such a commanding, all powerful 'wizard'. Stephen Hawking even in his end days maintained his faith in science. Me I believe we are still flat earthers and so very primitive still. We understand, even in human terms, so little of where we are and what context we exist. Science provides a comfort blanket for our ignorance and feels, to many, more certain than 'old wives tales'. Yet we are still 'Flat Earthers' and there is an endless void out there with many more startling things to reveal. You capture in this questioning, reasonable voice just such questions as the poem uses some provocation to slay the reader. Very worthy.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

Thanks John .. thank you for sharing your own personal perspectives on Science and God the Creator ... read more
John Alexander McFadyen

1 Month Ago

You are most welcome big 'E'. I have to apologise for the title of my recent post lol!
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

oh...now i have to go see ;)))))))
I read and reread this poem a few times. And then peeked at some of the many-many commenst. It is almost hopeless for me to say anything new. I can only join the ones before me saying, "Well-done!"
Like so many of the reviewers, I find the title interesting, and thought-provoking. It also makes me want to have a great argument about it. Or write a poem about it. Or just "swallow it" keep it inside, and digest it till it becomes a part of me.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

ahahaha ".... makes me want to have a great argument about it." ;) i used that title with trepidatio.. read more
What a fearless and beautiful poetry you have shared here. To be honest, few words were a little hard for me to comprehend, but I certainly learnt a lot. Faith should give asylum to tolerance and so should God. It is truly dependent on an individual to think what is real. I don't know if God is a metaphor or something real but if he/she was real all he/she would want was love and happiness.
Love, Ankita:)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

well...the very best we have falls far short of God eh!? what a treat that you chose to read this on.. read more
Ankita Dwivedi

2 Months Ago

yeah , it is .needless, sir.
Ankita :)
Beautiful use of language.
Love some of the unique vocabulary that you used.
Definitely well describes the enormity of creation whether made by a deity or not

Posted 2 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

i don't usually do form stuff ... but needed the rhymes and quatrains for this one for some reason ;.. read more
Everyone and everything is a metaphor I think. This is a belter of a piece and a cracking title E :) Faith/spirituality or whatever name we grace it with is all perception in my belief...the great universal energy decoded into an aspect we can reach on some level...it is within the self as the heavens are, within nature most everywhere and weaves us all together in unknown ways...beautifully done E. You are a magnificent writer :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

awwww thank you Ruth .. i am humbled and gratified at the same time .. that this spoke to you ... i .. read more
Ruth

5 Months Ago

Reality is too...I believe this existence and universe is way beyond what we think it is and the mat.. read more
Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

back at ya Ruth :)
You're brave. That is, in poetry time where bravery, punctuation, truth and ash all happen at the same time.They said of Dickinson that she was brave/ by comparison to Whitman and the other male poets writing at the time. They said of Whitman that he was brave to write like he had considering all the other male poets that were writing at the time. More than a single poem can ever make us think, it makes us look. Bravery then is the metaphor for the objects we cant articulate. That's why 18 year old soldiers jump on top of hand grenades to save their comrades, or why poets disregard the thunderbolts from the sky politely looking for the blaspheme to disintegrate ...lol/ great poem/ dana

Posted 6 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

you have graced me page dana! and i am especially glad that you in particular found and read this on.. read more
I think anyone who believes in God will agree he’s in everything. Even a metaphor. Where there’s beauty, there’s God. There’s a singer I like who sings about seeing God In everything which is interesting to listen to, and this reminded me of that a bit. Only this was more Robert Frost type style and I enjoyed that more than the song. I always love nature, and this could also reach to anybody who doesn’t believe in God but still loves nature. This just reaches everybody haha.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

I thin you are right ... all one has to do is observe what is around us to see the proof of Grand De.. read more

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