Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Thinker (Rodin) A Nod to Rilke deverse 09/04/14




                   


How the head bows
beneath the weight of heaven-

 Didn’t he tell us
“To live the questions
 and perhaps some distant day
 we would live into the answers”?

 So far away they seem-

 A silent heaven waiting
 for us to accept that we
“stand upon the mountain top
 always saying goodbye.”

We  know
that is the answer-

All the farewells
threaded into our being
make  us whole,

Like  “moonlight
falling gently upon the window seat"
the nearness of it always. 





18 comments:

  1. Great poem with excellent visuals.

    I could see into your world of imagination capturing all the things of what life makes us.

    Beautiful.

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  2. there are quite a few goodbyes in our life...life is learning to let go in many ways...and perhaps even our need for answers...some we will never find this side of eternity....

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  3. I like the verses weaving with the quotes ~ Food for thought here Lisa, thanks ~

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  4. The farewells of our life can definitely add character and strength...just as important as our 'hellos'...

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  5. those last three lines painted a lovely picture... farewells make us whole... what a nice way of thinking about it

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  6. The thought that it's the goodbyes not the new meetings that build us is quite stunning.. Yes there is truth in that...

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  7. I do think it is true that we are always saying good-bye. Interesting to think that these farewells, in addition to being sad, also play a part in making us whole!

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  8. Loved this:

    All the farewells
    threaded into our being
    make us whole,

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  9. Hiya Lisa, Really loved:

    "All the farewells
    threaded into our being
    make us whole..."

    Very very beautiful and tender and true... Great for the prompt! With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  10. Whew to exist on the mountaintop constantly. I know nothing can beat that.

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  11. "All the farewells
    threaded into our being
    make us whole,"...........beautiful

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  12. Oh Lisa this is gorgeous and Sumana has already highlighted my favorite bit you are an amazing writer

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  13. Beautiful. However, the farewells of my life seemed to break me at the edges taking off a part of me each time - with every parting, every loss feeling less than whole. I'll contemplate that their being in my life did make it whole. Thank you.

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  14. Oh Lisa...this is enchanting. Our lives are full of goodbyes.

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  15. Than you all very much. I really enjoyed writing this one. I love Rilke.

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  16. I just wrote a whole paragraph here but it was so "cheesy"… yet this brings up powerful emotions. Love - it is NEVER wasted, it NEVER dies.

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