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Author Name: Freebluefish 4 Comments
Date Added: October 28, 2006 00:10:59 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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A Peculiar Change
A Peculiar Change(A Riddle For Three Voices)

sphinx  tell me
why  is
a knot
so satisfying?


Why do children
attempt to tie them
and adults
to rescind all ingenuity
 in a attempt
to undue them?

Why must our
words in dictionaries reside
 to be caged to be counted
shared like the spoons on the tables of  Prayers?

for i had no knack
in the ordering of my shoelaces
to the duty of  knotting.
My words loop as i walk through
a grammar digram
hopping like an unnamed star.

and my shoes scuff 
the cobblestones of logic
and my words
leave the page
like butterflies evaporate
in fortnight of spelling.

i am sorry my dear Sphinx
 i cannot build
a poem for you
which is permanent
a scribbled hexagram of letters.

For words
are always swarming
a peculiar change
an affinity  the riddle manifest
for poems are hives
that only sting
those that process
the gift of listening..

Please press your ear
upon  the the misspelled shells
of my words
and hear the ocean
i wish to whisper to you..


Author's Notes:
I read  two poems today from classical poets about the Spinx.  Thought I would try to write about a Spinx too. I do not know if this works. ~Andrew
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on November 9, 2006 01:17:44 PM Report
Hello Andrew, I was sent your way by Ms. Heike. Pleased that I listened to her. Love the metaphor of poem and hive. Think I'll peruse your library. jp
Comment By: FreeWide Awake on October 29, 2006 11:01:32 AM Report
Charming, Andrew!

I very much simply enjoyed this colorful write...thanks for sharing your talent.

Yes, certainly a quality of unorthodox~ity :o) in you work, my dear friend, but I think it works for you...much to be said for authentic originality...it's rare and hard to come by....

Always a treat to read, Andrew.

Hugs,
Pamela


Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on October 28, 2006 06:50:01 PM Report
~Andrew
It always seems like no matter how hard you try, words always come out the way
only you know how to express. Did you feel confident after writing that you hit close to
home towards a Sphinx?...you can feel it my friend.
Very good write, I enjoyed...
~Tracie

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 28, 2006 12:26:04 PM Report
Andrew,

 seems like no matter what you write it always comes out pretty clear to me.. as ways your the best in thoughts to express.. Hugs~ Scarlett





 


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