Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Falling Things


For Three Word Wednesday, prompt words hinge, lethal, need. Very sparse form this week--laziness, or just a different style than my normal?

Falling Things

Crawl out
on a limb
too thin,
bends like
a hinge.

Stand
if you can.
Perch, hands
outstretched,
tip-most.

Quick
as a need,
breathe the
lethal moment.

Tenderly
sing,
mindful
of falling
things.

20 comments:

  1. When you are on the edge of things..you have to be necessarily sparse perhaps..an extra word..an extra thought..could just snap the branch..perfect too..jae

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    1. That was the feeling I was hoping to achieve, anyway. Thanks.

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  2. It is like the diving moment from a cliff in a waterfall or sea, the thought processes must be similar :-)

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    1. So it is. I'm not afraid of heights, but of overly-rapid descent! Thanks.

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  3. Even thoughts are clipped to a minimum when at risk, especially of falling when pushing yourself to the limits. The adrenaline rush of being out on a limb is so well penned here.

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    1. Thank you. Life is a balancing act, like being out on a limb. Exhilarating for some, terrifying for others.

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  4. Sometimes the best rewards come from pushing that little bit more or, going out on that precarious edge. Very concise but, speak volumes.

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    1. Thanks. Life can be easier if we learn how to balance, and how to fall.

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  5. I get two different impressions from this. The first is one's thoughts just before a physical plunge - the other is the feelings one must have when faced with a life changing downward spiral from the safe and secure. I'm probably wrong on both counts, but the poem is profoundly well done.

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  6. Actually, you are probably right on both counts--thank you for your insightful reading.

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  7. You must be mindful of many things, none more so than the falling ones.

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  8. I think being mindful of how close to the edge we are makes (or should make) us more compassionate. Thank you.

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  9. after the first two stanzas, the word "Quick" made me want to jump...for fear of falling. I like the quick swift pace and flow.

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  10. Thank you. I like that word "quick." Not really onomatopoeia, but it still seems to sound like it means. Like the word "murmur" . . .

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