23 november 2006

Simplicity

Struggling with thoughts
on how complicated the world has become
on how constrained I feel by those who went before me
by what they did, knew, wrote and thought
on how I think I need to know all that
before
I myself can speak out

How everything I write down feels unfounded
and therefore untrue
There is, or I feel, this great dilemma
Between knowing the world, people and books
and knowing myself

I feel this great thirst for knowledge
but while trying to drink, to absorb
I can’t help
but let my thoughts slip
to the matters of the heart
not the mind
to the craving to love and to be loved

Can all the knowledge in the world
be reduced
to loving and not loving?
to love and fear?

This idea seems to be at such a distance
from everyday life
something sometimes thought of
when a space appears
between the priorities of the day

But no,
my mind naturally flows to that which it craves
making it the top priority
And because it matters so much,
It is also made hard to deal with
and sensitive
very sensitive

While succumbing to these thoughts
not knowing what to think first
or do first
Suddenly
There is this small child
Finding his way
through the shrubs on his playground
his friends at a distance

I wave at him
and
after looking at me a few times while I walk on
He waves back
and
smiles..

4 opmerkingen:

wtr. zei

If this is the result of some weeks without time and inspiration I'd say: Carry on!

These lines are worth waiting for.

However, allthough I really like your title in combination with the renewed ending, it carries the load so to speak, I really really dislike the two dots at the end.

Why? Why try to create an atmosphere with some mysterious dots while your words are perfectly capabable of creating that for themselves.

It's your call offcourse, but you would do me great pleasure by removing the dots and so leave the reader with a change to make the last lines his own, instead of persuading him into some kind of mood which he might not want to be persuaded in.

Perhaps it seems like a lot of fuss about two little dots, but thats me:-)Always on the lookout for the small but important details:D

TinaE zei

Chellebelle, wat heb je je gevoelens toch mooi in woorden uitgedrukt:-) Ga vooral zo door. Erg open en eerlijk.

marushi zei

Complicated

Without thinking
life
will become
to
simple.

cheruchan zei

@ wtr - You Quibbler!

@ tinus - Thanks sweety!

@ marushi - :)