POETRY, FLASH FICTION, AND RUMINATIONS ON WRITING . . . by ghostwriter William Hammett
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I love this poem Billy - soil & soul wrapped around the eternity of God. Peace,JP/debp.s. one piece of advice ... lose the "the" before soul and the enjambment is perfect!
so incredibly beautiful. i believe this veiled place to be a mere shadow of the something more we will experience...
A beautiful pic, aptly described.
I really like "the flowers of Solomon."
Sorry we didn't see you at Arts Evening last night, hon. Maybe next time!Did you mean it to be "raps" & not "wraps" in the poem? I love the imagery.
Billy--Thank you for this--that the world as we usually experience it is 'merely' the disguise (or is it the shadow) of the soul's relationship with eternity. Intricate work here! And thanks for stopping by the Virtual Tea House--
Beautiful. I also love 'the flowers of Solomon.'
the last line is especially powerful, the image of the soul's roots.
"the soul wraps its roots around God." Exquisite. I missed you and your beautiful poetry. So glad you are back.
This poem exudes the soul's desire to be with God. Thank you for sharing it. I really like the last line.
Deb, you are exactly right about "the." I changed it. It's much tighter. Thanks!qualcosa, I sure hope there's more than this veil of tears, as the old saying goes :)anthony, thanks! I've added you the the link list on my two blogs. You've got a great one!Charles, it's a simple line from the gospels, but it's always been a favorite of mine.Lana, thanks for the heads-up on my spelling! And I missed meeting you and Charles on Saturday. Sooner or later ... :)Beth, many thanks. I'll be linking the teahouse to my two blogs as well.Chris, thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed!Sue, I wasn't going to post this until the last line came and gave the poem some energy.raven, thanks, and I have enjoyed once again reading your blog as well.Miladysa! Thanks ... as always ;)Pam, I think everyone has that longing ... at least I hope so !!! :)
I love the illusion that you paint.
A beautiful piece of writing!
Eternity does till the soil that the soul might wrap its roots around God. Beautiful.
Mighty fine six lines there Billy. Glad you're still keeping this blog open.
casdok, good to see you. Thanks!Thank you, Tumblewords!Thanks, Sandy. God creeps into most of my poems lately :)Lane, hey there! I'm still alive and blogging :)
So beautifully written and such a great use of the prompt. Bravo!!!www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com
so well said!
Geraldine, thank you! I am limping through the blogosphere, not as fast as I once was--thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed. I am still enjoying the cookbook!!!Andrew, many thanks! (I'm rusty :)Anny-lys, thank you for the USA congrats and for once again visiting my blog. Good to see you.
..these are beautiful..many thanks..
Yes, the true essence lies beneath the surface colors. I think we all share in that desire to embrace eternity, whether it be through God or our timeless connections to others. Beautiful as always, Billy.
Guatami, thanks as always! -:)Sarah, the journey toward eternity--it's everyone's destiny although as you say, there are many paths! Thanks!
"a kingdom of meadowsfor the flowers of Solomon"nicely said billy. the poem's brevity is a perfect tandem to the theme.illusion...i agree. but what a grand illusion it is eh? :)
cargwaps, yes, a splendid illusion! And thanks--the length should always reflect the theme in some way, shap, or form :)
Lovely thoughts to your little poem, Billy & I love that b/w pic. of the typewriter. :-)
Hi Suzan, thanks for stopping by and your kind words!
So grand in its scope. It sounds like a religion.It probably is.
"It probably is." Jason ... my exact thought as well :)
"and soul wraps its roots aroundGod", a beautifully spiritual poem.
Cynthia, thanks so much!!!
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