Friday, February 5, 2016

An idea

One day you loitered through my mind,
an unhurried thought, distinct and clear,
unlike the hazy and fogged rushes,
and the train of my thoughts slowed.
I dwelled on us for some time
and then I laughed off the idea, brushed it aside,
vigorously erasing the traces
etched by it on the slate of my mind
but some markers are permanent
and try as hard as you might
you cannot rub out their writings from the board.
You now linger in my thoughts,
like an indelible ink stain on paper.
And I translate you into
syllables, words, proses and poems.


22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful way to describe an idea! I wish I could write poetry!

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    1. Thank you so much Melissa for such kind words.

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  2. You do the word "idea" justice! Love your poem, Ruby!

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  3. I love this! It's absolutely beautiful.

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  4. This is beautiful. I only wish my ideas were so lovely.

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    1. Its so pleasing to hear such encouraging words. Thank you so much Renee

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  5. A beautiful description of the ideas that float into our heads.

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  6. Wonderful, ruby.. I love the idea of someone loitering in my mind...

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    1. :) thank you stephanie.
      Its good to see so many interpretations of one post

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  7. This was perfect in every way...the way a person lingers in my mind, on your skin, deep down is such a universal thing.

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    1. Thank you Kir for such positive feedback.

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    1. You made my day ... Thank you so much Troy

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  9. Excellent piece, and can I just say that I adore the word "loiter?" It's just perfect to envision a thought loitering through the mind.

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    1. Thank you so much Joe. It is heartening to hear such warm words of appreciation

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