Friday, June 24, 2011

the middle is what we are

picture credit: Alison Jardine





















I see a crack
a minor thing though
yet a line that disturbs me
you may dot the face
you can't gag the mind
it will fly free
even with thousand bonds
why maintain a travesty of gaiety?
go as deep as coral
or as high as sky

but do not omit the necessary middle

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I completed 6 years of blogging and as always forgot to mention it here. I have come a long way from June 23, 2005. I have more than 1000 posts here. Maybe I need new ventures. Let's see.

22 comments:

Brian Miller said...

you may dot the face
you can't gag the mind...

whew, love those two lines...happy friday!

chiccoreal said...

Dear Guatami: "Why maintain a travesty of gaiety" when one "omits the necessary middle". The gut (the middle) where the heart of repressed feelings stay unless freed to

go as deep as coral
or as high as sky

Meaningful poem; full of insight into emotional work to be done. I found the picture shocked me somewhat into a less than staid place. Great work!

StuckInABook said...

I love this, especially the last three lines.

Louise said...

Love the last three lines 'go as deep as coral
or as high as sky
but do not omit the necessary middle' so true...

ayala said...

"you may dot the face
you can't gag the mind"
your poems always deep.

Cyn Bagley said...

definitely a wow

Everyday Goddess said...

i like "deep as coral and high as sky," our minds are so versatile!

6 years of blogging is quite the accomplishment!!! congratulations!

Kavita said...

That's some brilliant imagery, and great words of wisdom too, Gautami.. nice!

Oh.. and heartiest congratulations of your 6th blog-birthday! May you have many more...

Belinda said...

You can't gag the mind -- yes, yes!

Congratulations on all those years of blogging!

Claudia said...

congrats on 6 years of blogging...yay
and deep as coral...high as the sky...beautiful - powerful!

C Rose said...

Evocative write, the middle way so important in our journey. Much enjoyed! ~ Rose

Monkey Man said...

Me thinks deep comment on tradition here.

G-Man said...

Gautami...
Week after week you never fail to amaze me with your awesome talent.
Loved your 55.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Jingle said...

love it absolutely.
you are doing superb job.
keep it up.
:)

mindlovemisery said...

This is really incredible! I loved it the message is powerful

Rajlakshmi said...

powerful words... beautifully penned

Fiducia said...

The image you have chosen is perfect for those deep words...! The 3rd, 4th lines mesmerized my feel for the moment!! And the last two ended it well..Congrats on completing 6 yrs too..u have had some real cool ones over the years etched in our hearts..! God bless..

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Good one!

Congratulations!

Jack said...

Gautami,

It is a pleasure to read your poems. Congratulation completing 6 years and 1000 posts. Hope to continue reading you here for long long time to come.

Take care

ms pie said...

reading one's face is a beautiful thing.... congrats on those years of poetry....

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

beautiful sentiment and congratulations on the anniversary

joanne said...

I remembered a line from a song - 'free Your mind and the rest will follow'...your encouragement to go 'deep....and high....' was a great message in a great poem...