Changes

Changes

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

        
"Changes"
apophonic harps ringing in my ears
I hit the wall of my obsessions
My senses of expression
we just can't hold hummingbirds                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
(Can We?)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
rivers run through  rocks
please don't sing for me     ~         a
plaintive keening
don't tell me  your art                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
(Show Me)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
alterations to a tailor like a
calico kitten's soft      ~      rough
rouged tongue
don't write those things  for me                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
(i thought my prayers would get me closer)                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Sailor mendicant, hearing the sirens' wailing
finger tips          ~           map tats
trace story lines of mermaids           and
the deep               where fish creatures glow effervescent                                                                                                                                                                                         
(i wish i had not run so fast)                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
may i read your palm?
reel with me
in you          -         swirls
Divine intervention                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
(there is the Tunnel)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
peacocks fanned tail  extravagance
melding pot calamity
great love        the
living of the dead                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
(There is the Light)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
On Winds and clouds
lithe bodies bound
flights in fancy fandango
i
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7/21/20
E.
          

© 2020 Einstein Noodle


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I always have a smile from reading your poetry E. Amazing depth once more and I wish the world could see such skill as yours, remarkable :) There is a process to this piece in my eyes...a layered building up to a completion of recognition, not just a wander through imagery but an actual process, very cleverly executed and articulated. Sometimes dreams and hopes are so fragile they tear along the jagged path on this journey called life but the living on and holding on to faith and acceptance make living a little easier sometimes...life is an art and your art glows brightly in bold metaphor, wonderful E :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

thank you so much for your sensitive, intuitive reading of this .. and yes (you make me smile) belie.. read more
Ruth

4 Months Ago

Same dear E and I mean every word, you are an amazing writer, have a lovely day :)



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This is one of your poems that tickles my understanding, but mostly stays beyond my reach. I found myself coming up with an interpretation based on your title word . . . about how people are swimming around in an unknowable morass becuz lives have been so unalterably changed in recent months. It's one thing to crave change, but quite another to be thrown into a cauldron of changes that haven't been fully stewed so that we could make some sense of them. As an interesting exercise, I read ONLY your parenthetical lines & I get an interesting glimpse of this narrator's seeming frustration & somewhat demanding declarations for the world to stand still a minute so we can process all that's happened. But then again, I could be totally off-base in my reading & I know you would be so kind as to encourage me anyway! *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

dear Barley Girl! you are the best ... you know i am not concrete yet you come to read .. of course .. read more
This one is great. I feel regret hesitation, exasperation and uncertainty when I read it. But also hope. (Perfect by the way for living through a pandemic!). In the end, there is a light but I think it remains to be seen if this will save us or not. Do we wait to be saved or save ourselves?

Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

OOOOOOO! yeah ... what part to we have eh!? a bit of a conundrum for most .. we do like our control .. read more
dear E... "there is nothing so Constant as Change" ... is written
on Marble in the Rotunda inside of the U.S. Capitol in
Washington, D.C. Love your reference to the Calico kitten...
and also to the Peacocks. Tick tock... time is marching along
at a speed undeniable. Your poetry is a prediction that needs
reckoning. truly, Pat

Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

thanks so much for taking time Pat! yes! change is constant for sure ... i'm tickled the animals stu.. read more
Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest E... ever been on a Bluff... although this pandemic has me in a cloud
where yesterd.. read more
Harp sounds, ringing in your ear. I heard them too across the waves. I just adore the plucking of those strings with long graceful fingers. Always takes me back to medieval times. And rivers running through rocks took me to the source of our Thames. Such imagery in your work Mr E. You certainly know how to show and not tell. Captivated by the movement through time. We are in a great state of change now. Moving slowly in my opinion, but in a forward direction. Certainly I feel I have seen that light at the end of my tunnel and I am forever keeping my eye on it. Slowly does it. No need to rush. Top of the morning to you, lovely fella.

Have come back to say I am a Bowie fan and I appreciated the music :)

Chris




Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

:)))))))))) Bowie, for me, was top notch ... no flash in the pan artist .. so sad at his passing .. .. read more
you know you appeal to the English teacher in me...Show don't tell....yes.

and hummingbirds fly backwards, like some people who just seem afraid to move forward in life...

and we just can't hold them...
the peacock and the I, I , I ....mmmm

reminds me of someone.

this write opens its feathers...
just checking out a few poems...glad I happened on this one.
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

i am glad you happened on it as well .. your reviews are always a treat to have ... especially when .. read more
Thought you could sneak past us Sir, did you? Posting a new piece, on a THURSDAY of all days! just to surprise us all and make us smile. God bless ya E! 😀
Now, before the reviewproper begins, I will admit having to look up apophonic, and I'm glad I did. Please look it up and see just how far down the explanation you need to go before you see a word you recognise... It took me three different dictionaries 😀
There is the overpowering thought of being a feather or leaf, floating through your thoughts/ words E, but with a prolonged arc, defying gravity on each swing as it peruses each line and feels the knowing comfort of a jigsaw being unveiled before our eyes.
After "hitting walls of obsessions" and " we can't hold gummingbirds (can we?)" lines, I stopped counting how mant times i thought "wish I thought of that."
Was that a modesty showing through as you ask not to waste art on you?
This is a journey I would totally book E, I can hear the sirens calling me and feel the breeze in my hair of your most awesome flight of fancy.
The uncapped i's ending leads me to thinking you have fallen into another level. Not so much ending, as possible beginning of volume 2 😀

Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

oh my Lorry .. you blush me good and proper sir ... i am so very happy this took you there ... your .. read more
Lorry

4 Months Ago

You are most welcome. And yes, long may it continue.
Yes indeed, in these dark, uncertain times we find ourselves living through, adapt to the climate and look for positive aspects, better days are on the way so be ready for 'the changes' ..

A lively, upbeat and impactful write, lots of imagery going on here just as Mr Bowie himself would have ascribed too!

Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

hi Tom! thanks for reviewing and your clear eyed take on this .. i do hope for those changes to bett.. read more
I always have a smile from reading your poetry E. Amazing depth once more and I wish the world could see such skill as yours, remarkable :) There is a process to this piece in my eyes...a layered building up to a completion of recognition, not just a wander through imagery but an actual process, very cleverly executed and articulated. Sometimes dreams and hopes are so fragile they tear along the jagged path on this journey called life but the living on and holding on to faith and acceptance make living a little easier sometimes...life is an art and your art glows brightly in bold metaphor, wonderful E :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

thank you so much for your sensitive, intuitive reading of this .. and yes (you make me smile) belie.. read more
Ruth

4 Months Ago

Same dear E and I mean every word, you are an amazing writer, have a lovely day :)

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