Thursday, January 17, 2008

Menhir-----Totally Optional Prompts



Intangibles of his life is what had sustained him
Dried crust of smeared mud going in what direction
Amoebic movements
When it got too much, he laundered himself of his thoughts
Willing himself to go blank
Knobs pulled him out of it after a while
And he did come back. He had too.
Who else would clean the doormat?
If only he had a menhir
Wouldn’t it make his burden easy to carry?
What was one more?

‘Power of psyche- ever the magician

12 comments:

Alan said...

I always wonder how those abecediary stones beyond the Hebrides were erected .

floots said...

particularly liked "laundered himself of his thoughts"
wish i could learn how to do that
thank you

Pauline said...

I, too, like "laundered himself of thoughts" and "who else would clean the doormat?"

And the idea of the menhir both making his burden easier to carry and being another burden in the process is intriguing.

paisley said...

well i am wondering why a huge monolithic stone would ease his burden,, is it that it would make his weight tangible??? i am unsure... but i will continue to think on it...

giggles said...

"Laundered himself of his thoughts" beautiful thread of words! But yes it would alleviate his burdens to have something to believe in! Enjoyable read!

Hugs Sherrie

Jo said...

yes laundered himself of his thoughts is very good......an interesting take, Gautami.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

I guess I'm the only one who doesn't understand this. :(

Rose

xo

SB said...

"he laundered himself of his thoughts"

As the others, this line caught me the most.

But also, the last two lines -- so much to carry, so many burdens, that one large standing stone would hardly be noticed...

?

tumblewords said...

Ponderable, for sure...

Steve said...

Thanks

Kai C. said...

this piece is excellent!

Linda said...

Like some of the others, I am a bit perplexed about the meaning here, but it's so well written that it'll be a pleasure to reread it!