Thursday, June 5, 2014

Words and the Anomaly of Time, or Words Make Different Strings: Take Your Pick




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they say time heals all wounds,

but not really.


words fail to notice their spawn 

shivering alone in a pool of a lapsed moment

one targeted for the future,

date uncertain.

in those final hours,

in  moments  

stripped

of future,

it is only the pool of lapsed moments

separating the two mes.



and no words

can find her for me in the now.


it is a funny string of reality,

ties beginning to snarl in the possibilities,

each a different color.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

posted for Dverse



I am reading a book about time travel--not at all sure where the piece came from other than that--


36 comments:

  1. yeah i think it more words than time...especially if that time has no words...
    i think there is a time to cool off but then we need to fill those spaces with words...
    i like the personification of words...the failing to notice breaks my heart a bit...

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    1. I kept vacillating between the two which makes this write less clear--I see an edit in its future

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  2. Does time really heal wounds~ I think it dims it a bit but we will always remember like a scar ~ The ending gave me an impression that everything is tangled up ~

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    1. I do think this is tangled and like the way our future can unfold sometimes

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    2. I think fading memory and enough distance from the hurt does allow us to heal.

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  3. I think the scar always stays - it just changes over time, because nothing stays the same, which is probably a good thing.

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  4. The idea of overlapping messages is time travel at its most fragile. I hope above hope that we can laugh at the snarls! Great poem!

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  5. The closing stanza is killer; silk ties, ladies' ribbons, those that bind, sailor's knots, an infant's shoe laces--it matters not, as long as they are colorful. Words are mind missiles, ejected into the hot air of conversation, or the misty musk of soliloquy. not sentient, not responsible, like when your car runs over a cat, is it the car's fault? Because words are tools, & only some of us take a Master's classes in their use.

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  6. words fail to notice their spawn
    What an interesting way to say that words give birth but are an indifferent parent.

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  7. Time will help to heal but the wounds persist. This is true as emotions are involved. Wonderful write Audrey!

    Hank

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  8. I love " words fail to notice their spawn

    shivering alone in a pool of a lapsed moment

    one targeted for the future,

    date uncertain." Perfect.

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  9. words shivering alone in a pool of a lapsed moment... that is a felt image... i think some things may get a bit better with time passing but there will always be scars that we feel still after years

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  10. It's hard when your words can't find a part of yourself...know that feeling well. Interesting take on the prompt.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments--It was an odd way to go, but sometimes I just have to go that way

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  11. Simple caring words can heal a person but a few harsh words can kill a person's soul.

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  12. Beautifully said, and lovely ways of tying it all together in last stanza.

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  13. I agree that time doesn't necessarily heal all wounds. Perhaps scars form, but the wound often doesn't heal completely; and the pain can be 'scratched' open again and again. And yes, so often words do fail to notice their spawn.....and thus the repetition can come at unexpected times!

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  14. The creative process is always fascinating, isn't it? Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.

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  15. Words definitely change meaning with time.. A little bit like fish that goes bad, at first it's nice and fresh...but with the wrong time it's all rotten

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  16. Oh, this is good. The time traveller influence – I so get. Having read a number of books with this theme, I have been struck by the way in which the same “reality” is perceived differently (when revisited) depending on a myriad of factors. I too, believe that time does not heal all wounds and thus loved the line: words fail to notice their spawn. A wonderful write.

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  17. Yes, I think the scar, or at least the memory of it, is always there. It lessens with time but doesn't completely go away. It becomes part of our history. I love that you challenged that notion and gave your own perspective. Beautifully done, Audrey :)

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  18. Beautiful Audrey! Every loss becomes part of us, makes us softer and I think more understanding of others.

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  19. Hey Audrey, I thought I'd commented on this before, but I think I was too tired to get my thoughts down. Such a cool poem--the pool of lapsed moments is a beautiful phrase. Thanks. k.

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  20. I enjoyed your words ... and agree with them. I think that words can be made to fit one's reality (time heals) and then those words, if important become reality (for some). Or, we are what we speak.

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  21. love this, in particular:

    "it is only the pool of lapsed moments
    separating the two mes"

    ~

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  22. Very cool. I like how this moves and reads.

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  23. Really awesome description about time and words love your poem it sounds timeless.

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  24. I have always felt that the phrase "time heals all wounds" is one of the most inaccurate phrases ever uttered. Time may result in the scar fading, but it will always be there. But I think that's a good thing, for that's the only way to grow :)

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  25. I wish time healed all wounds. It doesn't it. The pain may lessen over time.

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