Saturday, December 06, 2008

tradition doodles

cowering within the shell of soul
tradition loses out on meanings
absentmindly the pen doodles
on that blank page trying to
fill it in with the past events
which have to be recalled
out of cold numbness

"if only it was that easy"

#Update on Dec 7, 2008: This is NOT about writers block.

26 comments:

Devika said...

Hi Gautami!

Writer's block or dilemma?

Not that easy :)

wishes,
devika

Seachanges said...

Aahh, yes, the doodling and the weariness. Great stuff

Seachanges said...

Aahh, yes, the doodling and the weariness. Great stuff

Fledgling Poet said...

Oh, I hate that struggle...you expressed it so well here!

venus66 said...

Many can relate to this wonderful poem. Good one.

Greyscale Territory said...

What a clever meltdown of the three prompts! And they work so well together! Some doodle!

dsnake1 said...

umm, yes."absentmindly the pen doodles". very familiar. :)

but you didn't have a problem with this one. :)

Marja said...

Wow very nice. absentmindly yes till you don't have it any more than it all comes fully to your mind again

Jeeves said...

"Cold numbness". Deep..Love this.

- A - C - said...

I like this one very much. It is so well expressed that I almost felt uneasy.

anthonynorth said...

Sometimes the struggles allow us to find the inner strength and insight.

SandyCarlson said...

This can be a struggle, to be sure. Working through numbness--reviving life--can be hard work.

fourwindshaiga said...

This poem express your frustration very well, good work.

Deborah Godin said...

This gets more intriguing with every read. I see so much in it - especially what seems to me at least, the irony of the last line. Very powerful.

Rambler said...

traditions trying to fill in the past moments..very interesting..may be it is meant to relive every word of it

Sue said...

Indeed sometimes tradition does lose out on meanings and we must find a way to fill the space left out!

Beth P. said...

gautami--

wonder what the relationship of 'absentmindedly' and 'cold numbness' might have

Thanks for this--if only!

Pat Paulk said...

Never is. But maybe in the doodling one can find what some peace. Makes me think of my own doodling.

Tumblewords: said...

like a cowry shell, this has depth and spiraling thought - wonderful!

Jim said...

It's there, I know it is! Just a little
doodler's block.
..

gel said...

Yes, it seems that some traditions are obligations and meaningless "Have to be recalled out of cold numbness."

Am not sure of your thoughts and they may be private...sometimes we want to break out of tradition (our soul) but it isn't that easy, by no means

Very thoughtprovoking doodles

Tammy said...

I'm feeling just like this right now. You did a wonderful job merging the prompts.

keithsramblings said...

Great things have come from little doodles! Excellent.

DJPare said...

Love this!
Especially - the pen doodles
on that blank page trying to
fill it in with the past events

Beloved Dreamer said...

Tami, you hit a three in one. Your work is excellent as always. Just loved your images.


love-Melanie-bd

Pam said...

I really like your opening line-- it feels cold and confining.