Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Gravity



Feet planted in earth, eyes on the sky,
we live, millions of rooted feet
on a curved ball floating through space.
How do the penguins on the South Pole
stay fastened to the ground?

The earth holds our hearts with its beauty.
Our souls strive higher.
One day, the axis shrugged her shoulders,
just a little,
and you fell off.
I wander the leylines, bereft,
searching for you.

A questionable response to  Susan's prompt at Midweek Motif: Gravity

31 comments:

  1. The earth holds our hearts with its beauty.
    Our souls strive higher.

    Gorgeous :D indeed without the power of gravity.. everything on earth would result in chaos. Beautifully penned!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. We were taught in Physica class that gravitational force is a long range force but is weakest of all the forces...........wonder if it was the strongest force what it could have done to us.

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  3. Ha-ha! Marilyn Manson has a song called 'Running to the Edge of the World'. Just thought I'd put that out! Tee-hee!

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  4. Wandering the leylines searching for you...oh lovely.

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  5. Nothing questionable here Sherry! Yes, one yearns for the perfect love!

    Hank

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  6. Oh, to be loved that much! A song of the heart surely. Perfect in its beauty and strong emotion.

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  7. Gasp. The speaker should take care on the leylines where gravity is weakest, though I see she brings her own. Dear dear planted feet, dear penguins. Always that tension between mortality and desire to reach beyond it.

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  8. I didn't know what a Leyline was, so I looked it up. Thanks for teaching me something new.

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  9. The earth holds our hearts with its beauty.
    Our souls strive higher.

    So very true and searching the leylines....oh how this resonated with me.

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  10. I love this, especially the ending Sherry! We all search for each other--if we are lucky, we find each other

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  11. I know who you are talking about, Sherry! It is hard when the axis shrugs her shoulders & one so cared about falls off!

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  12. Rest assured no one falls off (unless they willingly fly to the moon or further). The penguins think they are on top of the world for who knows which way is up? Loved ones are with us still, in us, around us, especially on our minds, alive as long as we are.

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  13. Hi Sherry,

    Sometimes it doesn't seem fair when that axis shrugs her shoulders. Someday you will be re-united.

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  14. Lovely poem. Romantic but full of love for the earth. How DO the penguins hang on? I love the lines in this it def does well with the gravity prompt.

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  15. Breathtakingly beautiful... when I got to the end I had to read it again.

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  16. Oh, I wasnt expecting it to end that like. How poignant x

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  17. Loss is a terrible weight...sometimes we search and search but cannot find what we have lost..and need..another beautiful piece Sherry

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  18. She i breath-takingly beautiful...Mother Earth.

    There's such a longing in this poem....I looked up the word leylines as I was unfamiliar and found this, "spiritual and mystical alignments of land forms." So interesting.

    Wonderful words, Sherry!

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  19. To dive after the one who fell off would be a great defiance of gravity.

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  20. our terra firms can seem solid, but on the whole it's a fragile flower.

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  21. Beautiful. Especially the penguins. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  22. I love the ending Sherry ~ A lovely story, very unique take ~

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  23. This is told with that child like wonder. Tho the end is a bit of a tangle of emotions

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  24. Wonderfully penned, Sherry. I particularly liked the inclusion of the leylines!

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