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

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

soul collector we write poems #26 collection

Little jars on a shelf,
high and out of reach
You place souls inside
Crystal walls
Sealed tightly, so they can’t escape

A beautiful array of colours
Purple, blue and gold
Hand carved with intricate designs
A monument created with everyone,
you've ever known

Every day you dust them off
And put them back so carefully
Avoiding that they touch each other
High and out of reach
Little jars on a shelf

18 comments:

  1. I think you have written the dark aspect of Viv's friendship poem.

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  2. I haven't read Viv's poem yet but I agree about the "dark" assessment by Barb...it frightens and yet intrigues me to think of souls in jars.

    -Nicole

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  3. As though we could keep people just for ourselves and enjoy them alone. I find this poem a tad disturbing: Pamela, how about some process notes?

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  4. 'soul collector' - what a fascinating take on the prompt.

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  5. Viv,
    Process notes:
    Think of those who use other people to their advantage. Only paying mind to them when they need something. I think there are plenty of them in this world. I have had the misfortune of meeting a few. I think they are what we call "sociopaths". I agree it is quite disturbing.
    Pamela

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  6. Barb,
    When I get a chance later today I will go read Viv's poem. Thanks for commenting.
    Pamela

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  7. Nicole,
    We can't really contain the soul, but certainly damage the spirit in someone.
    Pamela

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  8. Pamela:
    Interesting poem. I like the light flow of the dark image you paint. Marvelous!

    Shari

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  9. I have some of those little jars but they are very very dusty maybe I should stop collecting?
    This was lots of fun to read very whimsical.

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  10. First time I've heard of 'sociopath'. Pamela, true friends are few.

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  11. Dark...

    And we tend to collect the dark....

    Thoughtful poem

    bits and pieces

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  12. Thanks for the comment Shari.
    Pamela

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  13. Amanda,
    Yeah, I would stop collecting. Thanks.
    Pamela

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  14. Irene,
    Absolutely true. And I pretty certain that personality disorder has been around since the beginning of time.
    Pamela

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  15. Thanks Gautami.
    Dark it is.
    Pamela

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  16. scary how some people feel a need to collect people's souls.... anxious in their endeavor the more the merrier... ouch!!! great poem pamela... a recollection

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  17. Thanks pop and it is scary indeed.
    Pamela

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