Monday, May 28, 2012

Back To Start

In die Unendlichkeit oder In die Ewigkeit hinein bzw. Frauen in Landschaft, Paul Schad Rossa
Public Domain USA


youth dampens
the sharp edge of wisdom
libido trailing
the nuanced curve of time
     back to start

wisdom erased
erased by the onionskin membrane
of ganglia
worn to transparency
by the curvilinear
notion of time
     back to start

each membrane sloughed off
slowly
inexorably
down to nub
     back to start


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012 


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48 comments:

  1. I really like this:
    'the nuanced curve of time'
    So many nice lines in this. I wonder how many times we do go Back to start. Strangely enough I'd written a bit about that for something for tomorrow too. :)
    Hope you are well Audrey, good to see you!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Bren--I will need to find yours and read---take care and enjoy!

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  2. Really beautiful and vivid. I like your form here too, Audrey. Back to start can be a good thing.

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  3. I like the progression you take as you move from stanza to stanza, the middle being the one with the most medical terminology, which I absolutely love using myself, very nicely done. Thanks

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    1. Thank you Fred! Greatly appreciate your kind words!

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  4. layer upon layer back to the start...really nice progression and flow in this...the middle stanza in particular...

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  5. I can definitely relate to this one today--"worn to transparency
    by the curvilinear/notion of time.." I don't think I can take another rewind, myself. Liked this much.

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    1. Thank you for the comments--I am not sure whether I have another rewind in me but I would like to think so

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  6. same line as hedge above...and then the going back to start, to where it began...made me think of ashes to ashes..the german line under the pic says..into eternity or endlessness...perfect match..

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  7. "erased by the onionskin membrane
    of ganglia
    worn to transparency
    by the curvilinear
    notion of time"....wow as one living with a brain deteriorating more rapidly than the average person my age...this holds deep connection (though mine are becoming more broken all the "time")...oh but connections are so much more than physical.

    wonderful poem Audrey

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  8. Really liked the 'back to start'- we live we learn we die- Rinse/Repeat....great subject, deeply and thoughtfully expressed...very cool

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  9. Nice use of "back to start" at the end of each verse ~ I like to think we are always starting and renewing ~

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    1. I would too--I always hope that there is a renewed sense of life and love at the end of each road taken

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  10. There's a circle of life here, death, resurrection, rebirth. The refrain old as the idea of chorus perhaps to the dawn of time.

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    1. I was feeling my age when I wrote this piece--and when i was done, I felt better somehow

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  11. I love your opening stanza!! This poem feels timeless and deep...great write, Audrey!

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  12. Echoes of renewal - this is lovely and so well written

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    1. Thank you so very much for reading and commenting!

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  13. A wonderful circinate concept/poem and you used on of my favorite words - curvilinear :).

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  14. Love the "back to start" ...wise words, lovely sentiments....beautiful!

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  15. Around and round you go, from start to finish and back again, wonderfully told and thuse is the nature of life.

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  16. this aging thing, it makes you think.... all the cycles, circles, curves of life... a lovely write! (and paired perfectly with that image!)

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    1. It is the aging thing for me lately--It seems to be on my mind and in my pencil

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  17. Very wise poem. Everything always comes full circle... then it starts over again.

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  18. i also am a big fan of the medical-like terminology of that second verse... nice progression here.

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  19. flowed and remained in linear to the beginning or "back to start"

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  20. Very cool write... I, like others, really appreciate the "back to start"

    We all are capable of reinventing ourselves into something new, no matter what age...

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    1. I am hoping so, since I am feeling another one coming on--thank you so much!!

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  22. Any poet who writes of ganglia is a keeper in my books!!

    And do you know what, Audrey Howitt, who does live and breathe poetry... apparently our bodies are completely renovated each 7 years, due to new cells being born and such. But I bet you did know that, 'cause you are one smart (and poetically) awesome cookie!!

    And you're 5th in line for a sidebar button from me. (for what a sidebar button over in Funsterland is worth.) :) To me it means you are a true blogging friend who has connected deeply with me.

    xo

    There -- the comment sans typos. My life is now complete.

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  23. "the nuanced curve of time"

    very well done :) Loved how it ended!
    hugs xoxo

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  24. You have a beautiful way with words, Audrey - I loved this! Lovely blog as well. Now when I have found you, I'll be visiting more often.

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