Friday, May 3, 2013

The Smaller Me




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 Sand, welcher von Wasser überspült wird, Brandung, Strand.
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i looked today for the smaller me
the one that is more difficult to see

the one i lose most often

she sat on a small rift of sand
a displacement of water beneath her

neither she nor i felt the sand shift


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013

Posted for Poets United

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful indeed, Audrey.

    We tend to come under peer pressure that lose our true self.

    Welcome back :)

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  2. A Self Realization searching for the real self..penned nicely Audrey SMILES:)) GOD<3U

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    1. Hello Ahdi! I suppose that is a correct assessment! It made me smile!

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  3. This has so much meaning to it...smaller me: my shadow, my other "self", a child, ego...it all works. Your poems are so incredible, Audrey. Love them! :)

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    1. Hi Cyndi! Thank you so much for reading this and for seeing what I see--it feels validating!

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  4. Awww, the subtle changes we go through that we don't even notice. Then, looking back over the landscape of our lives, we wonder how and when those changes happened. :)

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    1. Ah--I think you are right Bill--change is subtle!

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  5. this is beautiful and subtle! :-)

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  6. Audrey this is so gorgeous!

    I am
    Mindlovemisery

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  7. I love this, Audrey! The two "me's", the shifting sand......

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  8. Yes, self realization indeed. I think each of us probably has a 'smaller me' that we need to come to terms with....somehow.

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  9. interesting and thought provoking... makes me feel like looking somewhere for a smaller me too.

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  10. Love it. Very powerful and meaningful.

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  11. An after thought...I always tend to view the me in the here and now small, and the other part of me "higher" or large. Quite opposite of what you've expressed in this poem, which I find extremely interesting. Makes me ponder about this even more...

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    1. Pondering can be a good thing! Thank you for your thoughtful response!

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  12. it is good to take time to look for the smaller us...we do often lose them in our adult world...its wonderful to reconnect....

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  13. I like this perspective - rather than seeking out the bigger us.

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  14. Oh that is beautiful, Audrey! I think I've felt this too, before, now and then too!

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  15. so brief, yet so much said. sometimes we need to stop and rediscover ourselves again. :)

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  16. Audrey, this is wonderful on many levels. I love the images here, and most definitely connecting with our smaller selves. Not an easy feat some times.

    Pamela

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