• Hi CA
    Thank you for your kind comments.
    It is so interesting to see what people find in your poem(s). I should confess that I did not think of self-reflection and self-discovery when I wrote the lines. This doesn’t mean they are not there. It only shows your sharp sight and your sensitivity to words. Thank you again.

  • Thank you Pam. When I see what other writers have written, I think I have done very little.

  • Hi AV
    Your poem took me back to my childhood. At that time porcelain pottery was scarce and expensive, so when a pot incidentally broke into two or even three pieces, a professional master could be called who would re-join the pieces. It was not as elegant as in Kintsugi. The pieces would be reconnected by making tiny holes along the break lines…[Read more]

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    Poem One

    BOWL

    Tell me

    What bowl are you?

    A lake replete with slippery fish,

    A flourishing valley with flower scent,

    Or a volcano bed furiously firing lava?

    *

    What are you?

    A womb […]

    • I like the dual perspectives. You looked at the idea of bowl in such an interesting way. I especially like the haiku. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and images.

      • Thank you Pam. When I see what other writers have written, I think I have done very little.

    • Hi
      I enjoyed your dual poetic exploration of this prompt. Your first piece invited self-reflection towards self-discovery; while your haiku, with its carefully chosen words, summed up your theme so beautifully. CA

      • Hi CA
        Thank you for your kind comments.
        It is so interesting to see what people find in your poem(s). I should confess that I did not think of self-reflection and self-discovery when I wrote the lines. This doesn’t mean they are not there. It only shows your sharp sight and your sensitivity to words. Thank you again.

    • Jane replied 4 weeks ago

      Hi Nissan, I enjoyed both of your poems. My favourite was probably the Haiku though. I like that it makes me think of a singing bowl, but also of the bowl being a perfect mate, the person who helps you to feel complete. Well done and thanks for sharing.

    • Very imaginative and innovative. You have made some amazing comparisons with the bowl, indeed very thought-provoking. Well Done!

    • Hello Nissan,
      If I had to vote, I would go for the haiku – it says a lot in so few syllables. But well done with the first poem too, giving us images of different sorts of bowls.

    • I like the idea of many types of receptacles being a bowl. It allowed you yo explore the “bowlness” of each.

    • Hi, Nissan-
      You bowled me over, if you’ll pardon the pun, with your bowl poems.
      In part 1, I love how you transform so many things into bowls when we rarely, if ever, think of them that way. I like your subversive way of thinking about things.
      In part 2, well, it’s just a great haiku. And I believe it has metaphorical application to many things in life, including life itself.
      Well done.

  • Hi Gretchen
    The AABC rhyming is an interesting initiative. I liked the lines confirming movement. Thank you for sharing.

  • Thank you Jacqueline.

  • Hi Maria. This is wonderful. Such an exquisite work. I loved each line. Thank you for sharing.

  • Hi Srivalli
    I don’t think Michaelangelo had any choice here. He depended on the medieval translator who made the mistake. The belief at the time was so strong that people did not ask whether an encounter with God could bring about growing horns. But of course you are right in expecting people to listen.
    Thank you for commenting.

  • Hi Christian. I know nothing about Welsh culture, but a little bit by reading the comments on your poem. Like Susanne I think it requires a great imagination to see so many details in one painting and include them in the model’s monologue. Great work. Thank you for sharing.

  • Hi Pam. I mistakenly typed my answer in the wrong place. Please find it above.

  • Hi David
    Excellent description of colors. I loved those black lines, radiating red with yellow sky and streaks of blue. Maybe Pablo didn’t care much about staying in lines, but he cared about colors. And the words you put in Quixote and Sancho’s mouth are terrific. I appreciate the word ‘lies’ in the title.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Hi David. Indeed a pity. Thank you for commenting.

  • Wow Srivalli. What an imagination, what a rich word choice! Iloved each line.
    Thank you for sharing this lovely poem.

  • Hi Riham. I like this short, but emotive poem. Very rich imagery. My favorite verse is “Nature remembers then forgets”. Thank you for sharing.

  • Hi Elizabeth
    I like your poem’s structure. Something of innovation. I also find it fitting Dali’s style. I wish MY insomnia was for the same reason.
    Well done and thank you for sharing this interesting work.

  • Hi SJ
    I love this poem. Simple but powerful words that carry a lot of emotion. Thank you for sharing.

  • Hi Christian
    I am happy you liked it. Thank you for taking the time for commenting.

  • Hi HM
    This is indeed a masterpiece of Michaelangelo, no matter why the horns are there. We do make our mistakes and we should learn of them.
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  • Hi Deryn. You are right of course in that sculpture is more impressive than painting. It is more vivid because it is 3 dimensioal.
    Thank you for reading and commenting.

  • Thank you Jane. Very kind of you.

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