Tuesday, August 24, 2021

fractional puzzling reflection


we are light and darkness

expending energy - inhale, exhale -

dreaming of stardust, cottonweeds, gardens,

oak trees that touch the sky, but what of the

nadir of our ills, sufferings, wars;  what do we 

own and know of ourselves & others & where to start?

tinged with fatigue, i jot a (maybe) list:   

keel to the waves, kneel in silence of the ruins,  

nurture my sadness, plant my flag of surrender, as no

one has all the answers to our questions, 100% of the time:

we do not know (& that is alright) 

to ask the question

first than seeking the perfect answer, i claim amnesia

when i rise in the morning from my bed,

pondering the world:  nothing is simple as abracadabra !

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  1. I think it's ok not to know, there are way too many who claim knowledge even for questions no one has asked.
    Better to be clear about the question and seek the answers.

  2. Nothing is simple as abracadabra….oh how true!!

  3. we don't know what we don't know, do we?

  4. This is exquisitely wrought, Grace!❤️ Especially love; "we do not know (& that is alright) to ask the question
    first than seeking the perfect answer, i claim amnesia
    when i rise in the morning from my bed."

  5. I love the message in your poem. The feeling of acceptance that you don't have all the answers and that's okay...I especially like the lines:

    "kneel in silence of the ruins"
    "plant my flag of surrender"


  6. A very clever bit, Grace. When I wake in the morning, the entire world is a puzzle!

  7. Sometimes it is best not to know! As they say "We don't know what we don't know" Nada. Loved it Grace ☺️

  8. We do not know nada...humbling and true!

  9. great poem.
    I especially liked, "kneel in silence of the ruins."

  10. This is an amazing poem, Grace! You've done it again! :)

  11. Poignant and true - written so beautifully.

  12. This is beautiful it nails us to our humanity.

  13. Indeed, despite our proclamations we know zilch. Beautifully written.

  14. I especially love the NADA ... so true, so true. Well penned, Grace.

  15. Grace - this is beautiful! I especially liked 'keel' ... 'kneel'...


    -David [ben Alexander]

  16. We do not know NADA!! Clever write, Grace! and the meaning did not go astray, too! and fave line: keel to the waves, kneel in silence of the ruins

  17. Right! Nothing is simple. Your acrostic fits the theme perfectly. Plus!

  18. Most of what we do not know, we do not know that we don’t know — and never will… so who cares? Not me… 🙂 …nice write Grace!


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