15 July 2010

Bent

Alfred Eisenstaedt ~ Trees In The Snow





















I bend under the weight of you
the gravity of your thoughts
your desires
your eyes

I bend until the sky fills my vision
the ground kisses my back
I bend and take the full
press of you

I bend and hold you with tenacity
your heaviness welcomed now
prone beneath a mass
of ideas and words

I bend until your strength weakens
until your heart belongs to me
and then begin the slow ascent
to where I bend no more.

19 comments:

  1. Very pretty words! And I "bend" with that photograph that is so beautifully paired with your poetry!!!!

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  2. Beautifully written! Maybe I have a wandering mind but I somehow kept seeing more than just a tree (as pictured)...

    The photograph, like your words, is seductive with wind-blown branches and silken sands...Nicely done.

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  3. I too saw more than a pair of trees... Very sweet with a subtle and tender passion. Felt like old lovers, welcoming and familiar.

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  4. oh, very nice...was not sure where it was going and had a nice surprise in the end...great one shot...

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  5. Love how the bend meets the ascent at the end; reminds me of the earth and the delicate balance of nature. Passionate lines that read smoothly.

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  6. Oh how others see passion and I see reason. I too have been weighed down by others' words and relinquished to them until after a time we came to conclusions together that I had all along. I choose this interpretation of your fine work. Thank you, Gay @beachanny

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  7. Ah, what a subtle and excellent poem, Diana. That second stanza is just amazing. And a fine ending as well. A pleasure to read.

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  8. "I bend until your strength weakens
    until your thoughts belong to me
    and then begin the slow ascent
    to where I bend no more."

    Sublime.

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  9. I like the idea shared here of bending until one can bend no more, and the image of trees pairs nicely. Well done.

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  10. wonderful theme, outstanding flow here! tender and smooth, pretty poem..brought waves of bliss to my spine! Sublime it is :)

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  11. when i viewed your page all i had was the opening verse and the image...i stayed here and read that a couple of times..and then i scrolled down to read more...this really was a fine poem, very well written and i loved the image of passion in the second stanza..a really good poem..cheers pete

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  12. Grateful and heartfelt thanks to all who visited here and for your wonderful comments. Its always a pleasure to read your own words through different eyes :-)

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  13. Dear Diana
    Its so beautiful.. your giving in to take over thoughts has a feeling of beauty... I loved you lines
    'I bend until your strength weakens
    until your thoughts belong to me'
    Thanks for sharing...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com
    Twitter @VerseEveryDay

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  14. Poignant imagery. There seems to be a kind of progression to it, almost like a dialectics. I get the feeling, you've given this a lot of thought. The photograph is beautiful. Is it one of yours?

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  15. Thanks to Shashi and Andreas for visiting and commenting :-)
    Andreas: I wish the photo was mine but it is by the great Alfred Eisenstaedt.

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  16. i like the strength inherent in each verse; beautiful imagery and the ending... just perfect.

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  17. Stunning photo, so enhanced by your words, could feel the branches bending to the earth, setting a wonderfully sensual example.

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  18. Instantly involving/intimate work. Excellent.

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