Saturday, February 4, 2012

My Sorrow


Author: Andrzej Korzec
Title: Reflection in the water Technic: Oil on canvas


I hang my sorrow out to dry
with  my sheets,
bending it over the line,
pinning it in place,
hoping it will stay.

It smells of orange blossoms
and rye grass.
I inhale its scent,
and carefully fold it into a little square,
until it is small enough to fit in my breast pocket.
And nestled there,
it finds a home for a while.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012 

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19 comments:

  1. nothing better one can do with their sorrow...very cool and palpable images..love that you also included scent..think by folding it into a little square it loses some of its power...much enjoyed this

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    1. Thank you Claudia! I so much appreciate the read and comments!

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  2. yes, the perfect way to carry sorrow around, all pressed into a pocket. lovely.

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    1. Thank you! I am glad that you liked the piece---

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  3. Absolutely love your use of metaphor. Gorgeous.

    Pamela

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  4. Best way to carry it with you, as it may not go away but at least it will be small enough to to completely ruin your day.

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  5. "It smells of orange blossoms
    and rye grass"

    Equisite poem!

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  6. This actually made me choke up a bit--what an image, and how it speaks to how we attempt to deal with our most overwhelming and also most ephemeral emotions--finding the place for them, savoring their salt as well as we can...everything works in this one.

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    1. Thank you hedgewitch! I feel honored--I respect your work so much!

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    1. Thank you Rachel! I am so glad that you enjoyed it!

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  9. I like the way this reads, at least the way I read it, as having two different tones of voice, one of process and one of reflection. Really nicely done, thanks

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    1. Thank you Fred! I am very process oriented in my thinking (I think!)

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