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

Monday, January 17, 2011

friendship and love monday poetry potluck #18-languages,signs and symbols

Te quiero, mi amor …
signs we give to others
Mi vida …
symbols of ourselves.
We wind round a spiral catching
the wind in our hands.
As if dipping into saccharine sweetness,
like syrup that attracts honeybees.
Apis mellifera
A sincere gesture,
symbolic nature of a soft caress against
an arm, a kiss upon the cheek,
it’s the sign of friendship.
Romance in a foreign language
deciphers truth and love,
like a light that shines through the darkest tunnel,
clearing up the way.
Pinpricks of speckled awareness of
languages, signs and symbols.

15 comments:

  1. Pamela - I think this poem is a perfect example for why I love (and follow)your work - you have a way of making sense out of the nebulous while still retaining your sense of wonder.

    "Pinpricks of speckled awareness," is amazing,

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  2. "Romance in a foreign language
    deciphers truth and love,
    like a light that shines through the darkest tunnel,"

    Magnificent write...love this perspective. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem.

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  3. romantic take..what a refreshing perspective, well done.

    A++

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  4. ...Romance in a foreign language
    deciphers truth and love,
    like a light that shines through the darkest tunnel,
    clearing up the way.
    Pinpricks of speckled awareness of
    languages, signs and symbols
    ...

    ...beautiful words...felt.

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  5. great romaticism in this.. thank you for sharing.. my potluck is here: http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/my-whole-world/

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  6. I didn't understand all the words, but I liked the way you said them. Nice Potluck piece!

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  7. I really enjoyed the melding of English and Spanish. The idea of "pinpricks of speckled awareness" is so right on. I try to live in awareness but it is oh so speckled. Thank you for a lovely poem.Going back for a second read!

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  8. Thanks RJ and I am glad you enjoy my work.

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  9. 1meremortal,
    Thanks for visiting.

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  10. dasuntoucha, happy they were felt.

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  11. Eric,
    te quiero-I love you or I want you
    mi amor-my love
    mi vida-my life
    all terms of endearment in Spanish.
    Thanks.

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  12. Speckled awareness is part of life Victoria.
    Thanks.

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