"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Saturday, September 18, 2010

'we are just like fish' writer's island #21 fisherman

It is the heart of man:
To find souls in ponds
without fins or gills, that can breathe
in confined spaces.
Or is it the heart of man:
To seek amphibians walking
on crutches because their legs don't work.
What happened to the liquid surrounding them?
The heart and soul of man
as you throw me a line, I try to catch it.

16 comments:

  1. Excellent work! Interesting take on the prompt! =)

    -Weasel

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  2. I think the heart of man is in so many places! Nice poem.

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  3. I really like this. :-)

    "as you throw me a line, I try to catch it."

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  4. I like where you went with the prompt Pam

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  5. Well done, Pamela! I always enjoy your work! I have missed reading it. Life has been too hectic lately and I have not felt like writing for too long. I loved your last line: "as you throw me a line, I try to catch it."

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  6. Always that questioning, that need to try to understand, or at least catch the line that is thrown. Sometimes, we actually do just that. good poem Pamela, thought provoking, and I too like that final line,

    Elizabeth

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  7. "The heart and soul of man
    as you throw me a line, I try to catch it."

    My fav line... I love this poem. Makes beautiful sense!

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  8. I like the idea of looking for souls that can breathe in confined spaces. I think mine forgets sometimes.

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  9. Wow, you have been writing like crazy! How did I miss this? I must be thinking an event is over before people stop posting. I will rectify that. Brilliant writing, so intelligent and biting and sparse, with just the perfect number of words.

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  10. Wow, thanks for all the nice comments.
    (Barb, I can relate.)
    Pamela

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  11. luv the thought of water being a confined space... it's almost as if yr asking the big question what came first the fish or man.... and oh btw, luv the look of yr new blog... pescador

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