Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday in CinCity

What I Believe
by Michael Blumenthal


I believe there is no justice,
but that cottongrass and bunchberry
grow on the mountain.

I believe that a scorpion's sting
will kill a man,
but that his wife will remarry.

I believe that, the older we get,
the weaker the body,
but the stronger the soul.

I believe that if you roll over at night
in an empty bed,
the air consoles you.

I believe that no one is spared
the darkness,
and no one gets all of it.

I believe we all drown eventually
in a sea of our making,
but that the land belongs to someone else.

I believe in destiny.
And I believe in free will.

I believe that, when all
the clocks break,
time goes on without them.

And I believe that whatever
pulls us under,
will do so gently.

so as not to disturb anyone,
so as not to interfere
with what we believe in.

15 comments:

  1. Another beautiful work of art.

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  2. Hey!

    That guy swiped my beliefs!

    Thank you for putting me onto his shenanigans!

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  3. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing

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  4. Oh, that I could ease my heart as Michael Blumenthal eases his with these wise and wonderful words! Thanks for that "you're not alone" poem.

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  5. Magnanimously mystifying my mellow most mingled mind. I loved the poem because it makes you think. Thank you.

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  6. I love the sentiment about time going on after all the clocks are broken. That's beautiful.

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  7. Text an image are soulful...very creative!

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  8. Wow! This is most thought provoking. Very beautiful. Thanks for posting. I love all the neat art work!

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  9. This is an amazing poem. Very thought provoking indeed :-)

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  10. Beautiful poem. Thank you for that.

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  11. This is a fine blog.Very creative and free-rangeing.
    Count Sneaky

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  12. This is a fine blog.Very creative and free-rangeing.
    Count Sneaky

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  13. Verses force to think. Beautifully. Thanks. I am not able to speak English, but almost all have understood. At myself in a blog I represent verses and songs of Russian poets which to me managed to be found in English.
    The blog only has opened. Specify my errors if it is not difficult. Thanks.

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Hey, thanks for your thoughts and your time:>)