Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fragile Lives



i sit, cracks iridescent
in blues and greens,
the color of the ocean,
of the sky on a clear day.

the softness of my sadness
has filled each crack slowly
time's trowel
busy with the memory's putty

i trace each line
replete,
as i am reshaped.

i am fine with that

after all,
i love blue and green.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2017


Note: Kintsugi (golden joinery), also known as Kintsukuroi (golden repair) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum to highlight imperfections.(Wikipedia)

27 comments:

  1. Greens and blues... harmonic healing.

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  2. So gentle.. like the healing of sky and sea...

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  3. I see your beautiful girl in the photo, and feel the love filling the cracks . Love "memory's putty". This is beautiful, Audrey. How you must miss your girl.

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  4. Oh, this is utterly divine: "time's trowel
    busy with the memory's putty."

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  5. What a faithful and loving companion is our memory. What a beautiful poem you ave written here Audrey.

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  6. Cracks gently being filled with soothing memories, love. Love the use of blue and green.

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  7. Such a tender write - I could feel the heartbreak

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  8. "the softness of my sadness
    has filled each crack slowly
    time's trowel
    busy with the memory's putty"
    Beautiful image as I can see the cracks being filled with the the putty of soft sadness. Love love
    A gorgeous poem in which I feel the acceptance of growing pains

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  9. Lovely. :) How have I never been here before? :)

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  10. This is so beautifully tender and profound, Audrey❤️ especially love; ""the softness of my sadness has filled each crack slowly time's trowel busy with the memory's putty"..❤️

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  11. Yes, we will be reshaped. We must make room for the sorrow, it will be with us always. A beautiful write! One of my favorite words, "tender," the other is "trace."

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  12. Well, my friend, this just might be your best work...so subtle in its beauty.

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  13. Oh! Such insight and wisdom! Now I understand how grief changes us:
    "time's trowel
    busy with the memory's putty" and ultimately being OK with that. I also like blue and green, especially when it ebbs and flows.

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  14. This articulates the nuances of the mending process, following a tragedy and/or loss, so beautifully, Audrey. Impactful - stellar - writing!

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  15. Moving write...love the colors and softness of sadness ~

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  16. I agree - one definitely should be fine with that. Mended is as good as new.

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  17. This is beautiful. You had me with: "time's trowel busy with the memory's putty." SO true.

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  18. "Time's trowel busy with memory's putty" ... what beautiful words! Soothing blues and greens. Loved it all.

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  19. In kintsugi, the crack becomes beautified with the gold. I hope the sorrow you feel will slowly fade until it becomes golden. Lovely and sad poem.

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  20. It is an art by itself. Coupled with the memory retained it is a worthwhile pastime.

    Hank

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  21. Lovely poetry in shades of blue and green. Memories always shine.

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  22. I liked the idea of time being a trowel using memory as a putty.

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  23. Time's trowel and memory's putty. I like that a lot.

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  24. Gentle but powerful! A healing journey as soft as putty.

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  25. Wow! You leave destiny with no choice but to join in the re-constitution of wholesomeness. Redemption at its best.

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