Saturday, October 4, 2014

Floating Phrases

Most days
I am a jellyfish
Trailing tentacles
Trying to trap
Tidbits, phrases
That feed my soul
Currents frequently
Curtail
My efforts
Sweeping a tasty verb
Or adjective
Into the depths
And in the Euphotic zone
We live for the light
While
Wishing for
A taste of
Something deeper

This is offered for Poetry Pantry at Poets United poetryblogroll.blogspot.com. This image of a jellyfish capturing words with its tentacles has been rolling around my mind all week.  Feels good to finally release it :-).   The Euphotic zone is the part of the ocean where most of the creatures live, warm and well lit. Like my poetic voice which is usually light, yet intrigued by the darkness...

30 comments:

  1. Absolutely wonderful ! Happy it rolled over here and thanks for the definition

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    1. Hi Pearl! Happy you rolled over here too. Thank you :-)

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    1. Hi Natasha! Welcome to my blog and thank you! :-)

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  3. Tentacles that find the poetry.. what an interesting image.. :-)

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    1. Hi Bjorn! Yes, I never know where my muse is going to go :-)

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  4. I understand what you mean, Sara. We enjoy the lightness of life but still have time when we seek its depths.I like your theme!

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    1. Hi Mary! I thought you would understand me, you always do :-). Thank you!

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    1. Hi R.K.! Thank you! I'm so glad that it did :-)

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  6. I like where the image of the jellyfish took you, Sara. I too like things that feed my soul, deeper things than what we currently encounter.

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    1. Hi Gabriella! Thank you, it seems we frequently have like minds
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  7. Sometimes the muse is elusive but I believe he or she is always around ~ Good one Sara ~

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    1. Hi Grace! That is very true. It's usually just a matter of sitting down to write :-). Thank you!

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  8. This is awesome. Wonderful words! I especially like:

    "And in the Euphotic zone We live for the light While Wishing for A taste of Something deeper"

    That really struck a chord with me.

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    1. Hi Wendy! Thank you so much :-) The ending was something that took a lot of revising. One of the best compliments is to "have struck a chord" thank you for the smiles!

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  9. Love the idea - and the mental image - of tentacles reaching for tidbits and phrases....and resonate with living for the light, but with the wish for something deeper.

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    1. Hi Sherry! Thank you--I was actually looking at a jellyfish in the ocean when that I age came to me :-) happy to be resonating harmony with you

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  10. oh i could be a jelly fish...floating along...living for the light
    but def craving something deeper...smiles....

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    1. Hi Brian! You would be an awesome jellyfish! Thank you :-)

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  11. what a beautiful image Sara!!...a delightful poem we could all relate too....

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    1. Hi Sumana! Thank you very much :-)

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  12. Oh, so familiar with releasing the week- buzzing idea . And the image of jellyfish really makes your poem so vibrant, I can see it balancing with words while standing on circus trapeze ...Sparkling idea!

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    1. Hi Humbird! I love your interpretation/imagination! Absolutely wonderful :-).

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  13. a taste of something deeper....yes.. and when collected to the light - it is just perfect...

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    1. Hi Claudia! Thank you for those lovely words :-)

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  14. Such unique imagery! I think poets are always looking for something deeper ~ creative minds are inquisitive, introspective. Smiles :)

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    1. Hi Loredana! Thank you, I try to get outside the norm every now and then...:-). Excellent point as well, we are an inquisitive lot :-)

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  15. I like that image, of the poet as a jelly fish. Well written.

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!