Friday, September 23, 2011

divisive

Photo Credit: Donn Coppens







































you divided the earth
beating it down to splinters
it can not hold the filtering water
that rain trickles from up above
I see beyond the mountains
I wish to see fresh dew
but get a glimpse of the sky
split into two-
by that rainbow

"as if there was not enough hatred down here"

25 comments:

G-Man said...

Gautami...
You are just too much.
Fantastic post My Friend
Loved your 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Morning said...

beautiful,

love the sky with rainbow image.
impressive 55.

Brian Miller said...

nice...this could lead to a couple interpretations...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Lovely to read, and the image is wonderful.

Christine said...

very nice, indeed a lot of meaning in this

ayala said...

This is beautiful!!!!!!!

izzy said...

Split in two! indeed! great, thanks!

Ella said...

I love your photo and words; this is so beautiful and reflective! :D

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Such a nice, positive message, Gautami!

Donn Escapeons said...

Lovely. I wish that more people could "see beyond the mountains"...past themselves.

A rainbow has always been a sign of hope. As Mr Lennon pointed out in Imagine, some may say we're dreamers, but we're not the only ones.

Thank you for sprinkling a little more hope in this nasty world.
Namaste

Doctor FTSE said...

Lovely images, GT. Thanks.

Mama Zen said...

This is fantastic!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Beautiful photo. A rainbow always signifies hope to me. Hope for this nasy, polluted, hate-filled world. But the sun shines this morning, a new day, fresh hope.

Laurie Kolp said...

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Daydreamertoo said...

What a lovely 55.
I agree with Brian, this could have different interpretations.
Yes, we need more love and a lot less hatred and fear.

Lydia said...

I never thought of a rainbow as splitting the sky before! I always see them as joining earth and sky.

What a unique perspective and interesting 55.

Old Ollie said...

nice tight poem...beautiful

wordcoaster said...

Thanks so much for sharing with me, I enjoyed your beautifully fractured sky :)

Mary said...

You have given a wonderful slant to a rainbow. Beautiful poem.

SandyCarlson said...

Too much.....we just want the dew. Yes. Thanks for this.

madhumakhi said...

We generally associate rainbows with positiveness. But your negative perspective of the rainbow splitting the sky is refreshingly unique.

madhumakhi said...

We generally associate rainbows with positiveness. But your negative perspective of the rainbow splitting the sky is refreshingly unique.

Neni said...

To me, the last line rocks...

'as if there was not enough hatred down here'

It has deep meaning and multiple interpretations... :)

fallenelegy said...

a so different interpretation about a rainbow. we see beauty in it and this poem paints a division. even the rainbow wishes to divide, we can see through it:
"it can not hold the filtering water"
"I see beyond the mountains"
and i loved the way you ended the poem.

lovely poem, impressive work :)

Steve Isaak said...

Good use of imagery.