Sunday, July 7, 2013

Deep Water (re-posted from 09/2012)



Deep Water
By
Lisa A.Williams


I know
the way she feels-

Immersed
 in the turbulent tide,
torn between the freeing
of the waves
and the steady
earth.

                                                                       Standing still,
eyes fixed on the horizon,
the moon
casts heaven’s reflection
skimming the deep.

How the lunar light
pulls to call her home
but she is earthbound,
turns away
from her reflection.

 Blanketed in
darkness,
she wears the shroud
of “happy”
and returns
to“life”
 drowning
in all its illusions.



26 comments:

  1. Love how she returns to live despite the pull of the moon... Better perhaps to drown in life's illusions than to physically drown where one has no more chances to sort them out.

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    1. Thank you Mary, always nice to hear from you.

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  2. That last verse just nails it ~ "Happy" faces we can put on, but sadly all is an illusion ~ I hope she finds her journey home ~

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  3. life, drowning in all its illusions...so sad...not much of a life behind those happy faces...you def get the emotion of it though...

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  4. "torn between the freeing of the waves and the steady earth" - wonderful line! Intriguing how you worded "she wears the shroud of 'happy'" - one senses how this happiness tethers her to earth somehow.

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  5. Oh Lisa wow, this is incredible and the end wow! I have been meaning to invite you to participate in my poetry prompt I post one ever Sunday and it is up for a fully week.

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    1. I would love to participate in your Sunday Poetry prompt. Thanks so much for your comment!

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  6. I love the last stanza here Lisa--good to read your work again!

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  7. beautiful poem, Lisa. Especially the last part is fabulous!! Love this!

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  8. this is such a beautiful piece - love the line breaks and SO much of the imagery. Yup, great read.

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  9. Oh wow. Wonderful work Lisa. Your writing always resonates with me.

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  10. You are truly a wonderful poet, Lisa. I love your work.

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  11. sad, and powerful. life can be tough, but it has to go on. :(

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  12. the empathy you pen is tender and loving...the words heart rendering.

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  13. The "shroud of happy" - how we all put that on at times. This one will stay with me. Beautiful.

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  14. She made the right choice. Perhaps she will find real happiness because she had the courage to face life, instead of running away from it. :)

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