Saturday, November 19, 2011

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(Strahlenlinien by Wassily Kandinsky)



18 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

A moment of decision. Life hangs often on such.

Stephen Parrish said...

In the Eye of a Furious Trance would make a good title.

It's hard to rank your poems because so many try to elbow each other aside for the top position, and this is no exception. It might be your bravest.

jaz said...
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j a zobair said...

Oh wow, Sarah. I was so not prepared for this when I blithely clicked over from your feed.

This is brillaint and wretched and heartbreaking and gorgeous and true, all at once. I love it. And I just might weep.

Wendy said...

Sarah, you captured significant moments and laid them out solid and tangible. Bold writing, and as always you are graceful in the way you paint your images onto the page.

Well done.

Sarah Hina said...

Thanks, guys.

Aniket Thakkar said...

This is what I wanted to say in my last poem, but well my abilities of expression has its humble limitations.

'It goes on' makes you feel so helpless and insignificant. I do hope this is just something you wanted to write and not something you had to write.

Hugs, friend.

Aniket Thakkar said...

Dropping this comment just so I can subscribe to follow-ups. Silly me, forgot.

Sarah Hina said...

Yeah, I don't know where this one came from.

I'm always intrigued by the tension between our inherent set points and our ability (desire?) to "grow." Is it really a longing to grow or to merely escape from ourselves? Which is more important: being authentic or being a "good" person? Or is it something in between?

Obviously, I have too much time on my hands. :)

Aniket Thakkar said...

Anyone who says I'm 100% authentic is lying. The only person who is all authentic is perhaps Dr. House. And I guess, we are not the same person with everyone either. Everyone is good with their family and close friends. Yet some people (read bosses) bring out the worst in us. We all want to be liked by the people we like.

Now, Is it really a longing to grow or to merely escape from ourselves? That question, I guess, will take a lifetime to answer. Which beats the whole purpose of the question.

Sarah Hina said...

I can definitely be a chameleon around different people. Another thing to improve upon, because I don't really like that aspect of myself. I mean--it's important to get along, but it's important to be true to oneself, too, which is quite often harder.

You know what I miss most about being a kid? Just being. It gets harder as one gets older. :)

Aniket Thakkar said...

There are lessons to be learnt from Liar Liar. The whole truth does no one good. Of course, if you can't stand a a person, yet you are being polite. Then that is a problem. I choose to gracefully drift away in such situations. I go all bazooka when I feel I'm surrounded by people where I've to pretend to like them, or care. I deleted half of my phone contacts (all acquaintances) once. Now the no. of free-home-delivery restaurants is nearing the no. of friends on my phonebook.

And just days before Facebook gave it's unsubscribe button, I went and got my 'friend' list down from 480 to 270. Which is still quite large. I don't care about all of these people. Nor do they about me. Friends said - What's the problem with hanging around them online? I thought - What is the need?

All that pretending gets to you. At least to me.

But sometimes, pretending is okay. Like you sometimes say to one of my shabbily written pieces - 'Nicely done' (I know, you never use those dreaded words, but something like it :P) or sometimes when I wait for comments to appear on a post to confirm that my interpretation wasn't far fetched to try not to appear dumb. One needs that pat on the back to move ahead. Or has to feed the need to appear smart (credit to Jazz for not having this need).

As long as the pretending is not itching on your conscience, it's all well in wonderland. (IMHO) If it does itch, I can lend you the bazooka.

SREE (sree.sreeprasad@yahoo.com ) said...

love to aspire new things and it is inspiring reading your depiction..........

regards

sree

SREE (sree.sreeprasad@yahoo.com ) said...

love to aspire new things and it is inspiring reading your depiction..........

regards

sree

Admin said...

Thanks for posting
Mohsin

Catvibe said...

This is an ouchy feeling poem for some odd reason I can't place but is so clearly vague. The therapist feels so ickkk, so typical and ickkk, doesn't help much does he? This is probably my favorite poem you've ever written...

Anastasia Yurivna said...

Very strange but realistic writing. You seem like someone who collects symbols and lets life lead you, even though I don't know you. :)

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