Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A thin hairline crack

It all starts
But
With a thin hairline crack.
And the next thing
You know is
That the dam has burst.
And that
There is absolutely
No stopping it.
Its like a whisper
That grows and grows
And grows
Until
It becomes loud enough
To be heard
Over the blaring din
Of surrounding minds and hearts.
Like a ripple
That strengthens to
A fierce storm.
And despite
The rush,
The flood,
The force,
One can feel
Absolute joy,
Pure, sheer bliss,
A sort of calm and peace
That is unbound,
Unparalleled,
And equally inexplicable.
But
And there is always this but
That makes things complicated.
But,
Like all exciting things,
Like playing with fire,
And not knowing if
It will warm or burn;
Like dancing on shards of glass,
Balancing precariously lest they pierce;
It comes with its risks too.
Risky – but worth the temptation.
And trust me.
You can’t go looking for it.
It comes to you – at the right time.
And when it does,
It will begin with

A thin hairline crack.

22 comments:

  1. Ruby this is really beautiful. I enjoyed reading it very much. :D

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. I am glad you liked this.

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    1. Thank you Gabriella. I guess it is the best whisper all look forward to.

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  3. Every time I've given into those feelings its led to nothing but bad. Best fill the cracks with spackle immediately, I say!

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    1. I wish you all the luck Ming. Thank you so much.

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  4. I love how you started with a 'hairline crack' and jumped back to it at the end. Very clever. I really liked this poem and how it described the whisper getting louder and louder. Thanks for contributing this week to Picture it & write! :)

    - Ermisenda

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    1. Thank you so much Ermisenda. It is always a pleasure to hear from you.

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  5. This is my favorite poem of yours that I've read so far, everything about it just works perfectly - the message, the pacing, the words themselves, just loved it.

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    1. Thank you so much Shannon. I am really honored to hear such encouraging words on this little piece.

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  6. Nice throwback to the beginning, and awesome progression.

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  7. How lovely! I like the visuals and emotions within the prose.

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    1. Thank you Lorry. I am glad the poem evokes such warm feelings.

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  8. It is so hopeful ... you made "the crack" so full of hope ... Good job :)

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    1. Thank you Shreya. It is so good to hear from you as well.

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  9. I like how it started out with the hairline crack, and you brought it right back to that at the end.

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    1. Thank you Janna. I really am glad that you liked it.

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  10. There's a beautiful, delicate balance to this poem, and that after the first reading I feel compelled to read it again, and then again.

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    1. This is so encouraging Kallan. I am really grateful for your kind words.

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  11. All it takes is a tiny crack!
    Beautiful, Ruby.

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Since every thought is a seed, I am looking forward to a delicious harvest.