Drinking Alcohol taught me how to fly
Then it took away the sky....

Saturday, January 7, 2012

PERSPECTIVE: ANOTHER DIMENSION


MY PRESENT WAY OF 'SEEING' THE WORLD
 IS QUITE DEFECTIVE, MALADJUSTED. 
PLEASE READ ON:

Talk about 'Fourth Dimension'?--grin!
Believing this a statue, I sat down...
and it said, "How ya doin' Bud?"

PERSPECTIVE

Things as they really are
I do not see
I only notice
as *I* be...

A friend, age eighty-one
came to visit me...
all wet and muddy, he.
"That creek--one mile away:
 It used to be
I'd jump right across.
Today I leap...and land
in the middle.
When did it become so wide?”

(To what he believes a pond,
measures same, side to side...
was no magic wand--
but age of the 'sage'!)

Myself now--to be true—grin!
I'll often say to you,
Each time I bend over,
farther it is to the green
than when I was
(shhhh!) but a teen.”

--steveroni


NOTE! The idea for this post taken 
from DeMello "Awakening" #281

19 comments:

  1. AWESOME......
    Steve Jan .You are an amazing poet .

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  2. life definitely changes our perspective on things now doesnt it...dont know that i would ride go cart made of lawnmower parts screaming down the hill any more but...

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  3. Love this....“Each time I bend over,
    farther it is to the green
    than when I was
    (shhhh!) but a teen.” Awesome write, my friend.
    Peace.

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  4. This is so good, Steve.

    I have a little piece of "truth" that I taught my kids and remind myself of often. "We are each the center of our own universe." It's all a matter of perspective.

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  5. PattiKen!
    Good to teach the young--before they become the unteachable 'too old'.
    Are we maybe not also EACH--a part of the Whole Universe?
    PEACE!

    AYALA!
    Thank you for being here. Also for that word "AWESOME"...it just does not seem to fit my efforts.

    You also, PEACE on this Sunday--Full moon tonight here. And it's warming trend now.

    BRIAN!
    This very moment I am picturing your 'go-cart'...using the mower blade as a propeller.
    PEACE, my talented friend!

    IZDIHER JAN!
    Again, those words 'Awesome' and 'Amazing Poet'--as much as I enjoy to hear, or read--well, I cannot fit them in reference to my writing abilities. But I Thank you, nonetheless. Stay well, and thank you for following.
    Oh! And....PEACE!

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  6. Perspective does change so much as we get older. I used to think that the house I was born is was so enormous. And the woods were huge. So many things change.

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  7. I have recently found your blog and I feel I have to say you congratulations for the way you write, the way you experiment with the words conducting the rhythm of the poem. The topic you choose remind me of Wallace Steven's The Study of Two Pears; perception is very subjective and unvoluntary, it somehow scapes to our power and it depends on our mood, on our experiences, on our life! Thanks for this little gift Steve

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  8. love it. the way you write is very interesting. i like how you're full of life and enjoying it. its amazing. the interesting posts you have. you've got a great talent in poetry Steve!

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  9. In the middle of a creek, eh? I just get annoyed when I can't do things Smmm-oooth-llee any more....:)

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  10. lol, great piece my friend as always! Happy New Year, and come visit my blog to collect your Versatile Blogger Award!

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  11. And why the creek become wider?

    And why we become smaller?

    (we shrink when growing older).

    Grin.

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  12. SYD!
    Yup! Perspective and appearances change. But the object being perceived probably does not. It is what it is. At this time—that is my perspective—grin!

    ANNE FRANK!
    I like how you name the effort of a poet as “a little gift”.
    “A gift (is) twice blest...in him that gives and in him that receives...” --Wm Shakes.
    My perception—grin! Is that all gifts are from God, however
    one might perceive Him. Thanks for reading and commenting
    I'm following your blog. (Yipee?)

    CHICK FLICK!
    Write? Full of life? Enjoying it? YESSS! Amazing? Don't know about that! Talent in poetry? All I know is I “like” it—grin! Thank you, girl. Glad to see you back in action around these parts. Thanks for visit, and comment. SO nice!
    PEACE!

    IZZY!
    Yup. Middle of the creek—that's where is the mud. LOL! Ha! “Do things Smmm-oooth-ilee” any more? When I'm walking across a parking lot, I try to walk like a 20-year-old! Then I have to recuperate in the car for 10 minutes...breathing, ahhh, heavily—grin!

    SCOTT F
    Man, thanks for coming in here today. I'll be at your blog ASAP! An AWARD? OK...so long as I don't have to 'invite'
    7 acquaintances to each looking up 7 more, etc., etc.

    NOTE:
    If money is involved...strike out that last sentence--grin!
    Thanks friend.
    PEACE!

    RAINFIELD61
    ...and WHY do I not like “Why” questions? Because my brain also experienced some shrinkage!!! LOL!

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  13. I guess this is what is meant by "everything is relative". :)
    My brother says (when he can't reach his feet to tie his shoes) the problem is really that the skin on his butt is too tight.

    I'm trying to get back to my blogging friends...I've missed you all so much.

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  14. i think its wonderful how the same things become something completely different with the passage of time... nice one, steve!

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  15. MAGPIE!
    Yup, I guess "everything is relative" But I need to use so many more words to say what you do with THREE--grin!
    PEACE--Glad to see you back.

    SHADOW!
    It makes me happy to 'see' you basking in the summer sun, spreading your smile and good cheer, to all who might be aware.
    PEACE, friend!

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  16. Heya Steve! Ha :) That made me smile :) You know why that happened, because you are a nice bloke! You see, nice people never expect to be tricked, because they would not do it to anyone else. It's like people who tell you fibs, and you never suspect it, because you would not tell one yourself!

    I never thanked you for inquiring after my shoulder. So t hank you. That was very kind. I appreciate it muchly!

    I hope you are having a wonderful 2012 and all the days will be filled with talking statues - err I mean rose petals :) :) :) see you!

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  17. am speechless...:) :) :) :)this is just too wonderful a poem to comment on. :)

    :* mmmwwwaaahhh :*

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