Sunday, July 22, 2012

Fast Track



“… the strokes expanding as entities in themselves, unrelated to any entity but that of their own existence." 
-Franz Kline


We rush through an
infinite loop of days

in vigorous pursuit
of status quo,

ignoring the peace
of blank spaces.


Image: Figure Eight by Franz Kline

The image that inspired this can be found at The Mag along with the responses of other writers.  Have a look; maybe give it a try yourself.


34 comments:

  1. I like that last line, as I find peace in blank and open spaces ~ Nice one ~

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  2. ignoring the peace of blanks spaces...so true....we do rush and rush and rush....nice take...

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  3. Love this, especially the last couplet.

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  4. oh thank goodness for our ignoring the peace of blank spaces, eh? Didn't someone else name that the Spice of Life? Cheers,

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  5. I'm learning to embrace the peace of the blank spaces...

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    1. there is a time to ignore and a time to embrace
      turn, turn, turn

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  6. Your few words speak volumes, Mary... I really like infinite loop of days.

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  7. There is a lot of wisdom in those lines, Laurie. Awesome!!

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  8. Mary, this is a beautiful poem...thank you for sharing it!

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  9. So short and simple and yet, its message is gigantic. We so desperately need the peace of those blank spaces.

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  10. we often ignore the negative space in a painting

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  11. Yep, rat race calls us out when we should look more into the blank spaces.

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  12. Oh I hope we are slightly changing- what a waste other wise! thanks

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  14. The figure eight does propel us in endless circles "ignoring the peace of blank spaces." Eights contain more blank space than identifying lines when you consider their shape. Thank you for sharing this wisdom and great poetry, Mary. =D

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  15. nice write! great take... and thank you for sharing the quotation...

    JJRod'z

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  16. Blank spaces. You made me stop and think of what I may well be missing. Thank you!

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  17. Yes, to be able to rest in the quiet spaces..you found them...a good meditation!

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  18. .....oh, for a blank space in my house. Or head!

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  19. Splendid. Vigorously pursuing the status quo is a feeling we know too well.

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  20. Our lives defined as a kind of Möbius strip, an infinite loop of days, where peace can be illusive. Excellent capture, Mary!

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  21. I rather enjoy blank spaces....just like the sounds of music that's already stopped playing....! Very nice piece!

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  22. I love this - it is brilliant!

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  23. well done other Mary...i really enjoyed reading your words.....thanks for sharing

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  24. Words to ponder... words to slow us down!Great write!

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  25. There is something in those spaces between the entities, very quietly beautiful Mary ! . Thanks

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  26. Loved this. Beautiful take on the prompt!

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  27. His quote and your poem flow beautifully together....

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  28. Thank you each and every one for visiting and reading my Magpie. I do appreciate your comments. I got behind, so haven't responded individually here, but I have visited all of you at your blogs and read the wonderful variety of responses by you all. Thanks again, and cheers!

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  29. Spaces in between are often not given the importance they deserve... :)

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