Saturday, March 8, 2014

The uncertainty of tears




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Katsushika Hokusai
Cargo ship and wave 1805




Waves swollen like tears upon leaves

burst each one

upon spiked lashes of 

sand

a universe pulled into a black hole of certitude

its retreat pungent 

upon my cheek




copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

21 comments:

  1. wow...lots of feeling..esp in those last 3 lines to me...the universe pulled into the black hole of certitude...then your cheek...whew...smiles.

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  2. Very emotional with those swelling tears ~ Those black holes can suck us up ~

    Happy weekend Audrey ~

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  3. This black hole of certitude seems like the tide to me-- impossible to escape. Very cool. K. Manicddaily

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  4. Strong images that evoke a primordial response to the inevitability of nature. Intense. Well penned.

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  5. strong emotions and intense images... so well captured

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  6. Wow I agree those last lines pack a punch

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  7. Very moving with such a perfect close. Beautiful!

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  8. Have been in and out of a black hole lately or seems like it with many tears bursting. Lovely poem Audrey!

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  9. The idea of a 'black hole of certitude' evokes a VERY vivid picture in my mind. Certitude seems to be generally a good thing, but thinking about it as being a black hole gives it a whole new dimension.

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  10. love its retreat pungent upon your cheek and the flow to this.

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  11. Powerful poem in few words...my favorite kind ;) Love that strong close especially.

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  12. I was wondering if you had meant your poem to coincide with the sad anniversary of the tsunami in Japan! The black and white of your photo and words reminded me of the sadness of this event.

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  13. Amazing images - in such a limited space too!

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