Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Carnality of Words





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i tasted words

     as i chopped vegetables

finally touching a

    nuance of fiber

         within each--


unexpectedly tender

    the moment of finding

a carnality in both

which brought me to my knees somehow--


without exactly knowing why

i sat on the floor and wept--


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

Posted for Poets United Pantry


     

24 comments:

  1. Great metaphor in this. Enjoyed it.

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  2. I always find your poems spark thought within.. the metaphor stimulates...

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  3. quite a moving experience...in words or cooking...to bring one to their knees....

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  4. The use of the metaphor brings an interesting perspective on words and how they can move us.

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  5. That is quite a revelation ~ Words do that to me too ~

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  6. The connection between words and vegetables is profound, Audrey. An impressive write.

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  7. Oh, something must have moved you ... it's interesting how certain words trigger an emotion ... and we cry and don't even know why ... well expressed.

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  8. Oh this is very touching and evocative, I was moved by your words. Well done.

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  9. Words and emotions can never be separated. One wonders how it can impose so strong an impact. Wonderful write Audrey!

    Hank

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  10. There are mysterious connections all around us and within us. Veggies and words are no exception

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  11. I like your creative process ....indeed the simple action( veggies or else) will bring such a n inspiration sometimes...~ Wonderful!

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  12. That is what I love about poetry, that it can come from the simple act of chopping vegetables, and move poet and reader alike. Wonderful!

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  13. I agree with Sherry. It’s amazing how you have woven poetry into the simple act of chopping veggies.

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  14. Everyone here was able to discern just how your poignant words touched them. I am not able. I am just astonished. Truly!

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  15. I always look forward to your poetry. Why? Because you are very good! :)

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  16. I truly believe that words have power, a certain magic, and you prove it here. Thank you,

    Elizabeth

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  17. Audrey,

    It is simply amazing to find a certain circumstance, which can fill us so emotionally...Words have ways of working us!!!

    Eileen

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  18. I love moments in life like this so powerful they just knock you to your knees! They can feel like a wonderful catharsis!

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