Thursday, March 24, 2011

religion/rebellion










dawn bursting blue
in sunshine glints
ice crackles

trudging slow
walking stick swings
flicking forward

each slipping step
cutting a thin path
through religion and rebellion

14 comments:

  1. Yes, religion AND rebellion is just right. Not religion OR rebellion.

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  2. Yes, the precarious walk on thin ice. A wonderful combination here Ollie.

    ~robert

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  3. OH! your photograph! do you see the ice is walking back at you? as though the world has a foot and has planted it in stance beneath the ice to match your spirit.

    and then too i think of all the times i shout at the tracks someone has left this winter over the river. i shout at them near the open water and tell my children, see, see the evidence of foolishness, what, does this person have a death wish! but between you and i i am only a mother lying, doing all that i can do to save my children. if i were alone i would be the one on the river.

    and then through religion and rebellion - i struggle with this a little bit, trying to understand, feeling it more and accepting it rather than understanding it. walk through it. be brave. don't mind the fault lines. investigate it. be it. find the truth. am i close? ha! i laugh, as though there is an answer.

    much love ollie
    xo
    erin

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  4. This is very effective, Ollie, and says so much. The world, on such a precarious path, blustering noisily. Good one.

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  5. Religion and rebellion... they often do go d~ perhaps unwittingly ~ hand in hand, building icy treachery.

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  6. Religion and rebellion go well together. I'd rather walk through ice and die than live the way i don't want to. Excellent poem. I like your description of the person walking on ice-

    trudging slow
    walking stick swings
    flicking forward

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  7. Sounds like determination and strength. Love it!

    http://judyidliketosay.blogspot.com/2010/12/there-came-day.html

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  8. Love the photo and the poem. Nice pairing of words and visual. Hopefully we don't feel ourselves on thin ice too often - yet it does keep us more aware of each step, doesn't it?

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  9. Old Ollie,
    I think trying to keep 'on the straight and narrow path', of life.
    Without too many slip-ups!

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  10. Goddamned Good Olie. God Damned Good.

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