Friday, November 9, 2012

One Smooth Stone



One smooth stone
I hold in my palm,
yet it remains
discrete, separate.

Filled with potential energy
and a history I cannot access,
I touch only the cool, outer surface.
Secrets within remain hidden;
giving up nothing.
It simply is.

Silent and unyielding,
an inscrutable mystery,
I hold in my palm
one smooth stone.

Image: peterbolland.blogspot.com/2010/07/smooth-as-stone.html 

This is for G-man's FF55.  Check it out for 55 words of wisdom, humor or pure good storytelling.  Maybe add your own.

36 comments:

  1. pretty cool rumination...a simple rock is not so simple....i like the potential energy and history....so much contained in this little one....def a very cool piece...

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  2. You have given voice to my very thoughts! I am a rock hound and this struck a beautiful chord in my heart. Thank you.

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  3. Oh, this is lovely.
    I really believe even rock has it's own form of life. It is 'made' of different substances which are made of atoms, particles etc etc and, they hold energy. I love the gentleness of this, the insight, the pondering.
    Beautiful. Really so much said in just 55 words.

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    1. Oh, thank you for your thoughtful comment Daydreamer. :o)

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  4. I love the feel of different stones in my palm Thanks for the reminder! I have some with holes worn smothly through their small selves, I call them 'ponders'.

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  5. Oh, I don't know... I think you 'scrutted' it pretty well, Mary!

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    1. I whatted it? Not sure what that means but thanks for reading Eric.

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  6. Love the way this comes full circle--round as the stone, and just as smooth. Excellent 55, Mary.

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    1. Thanks Joy. What a great topic by G-man too! ;-)

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  7. And wonder how many other smooth stones I know nothing about.

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    1. Alice - I'm sorry but I can't find your blog to read and comment in return. Thank you for your comment here though.

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  8. You rock the rock
    And talk the talk
    Can you walk the walk
    Follow the chalk

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    1. Heheh - Thanks Pat, keeper of the cat.

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  9. Wow Mary....
    Thats the kind of deep thinking usually
    associated with some REALLY Good Weed!!!
    And even if you were straight whilst composing
    this thoughtful little Gem, it's still quite
    profound.
    Loved your ruminating 55.
    You Rock Mary Bach, from Kenosha to Peshtigo,
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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    1. Hahaha - I'll have you know I was stone cold sober when writing this! Thanks (I think) G-man.

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  10. I intended on writing something deep and meaningful ... then I read Galen's comment and I can't stop laughing!!

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    1. lol, What a card. Thanks for reading Helen.

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  11. I actually have a Petoskey stone I "fondle" every now and again. It is shiny and smooth. :)

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    1. Ah, that's cool Margaret. Sounds like that would be very helpful with relaxation and/or meditation.

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  12. I like the way the last stanza completes the first. I love stones. I collected a little bag full on a Lake Superior beach last weekend. My sister thinks I'm crazy but she lives there and takes it all for granted.

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    1. Thanks Yvonne. I'm a stone fan too (and a Stones fan!)

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  13. Thanks Mama Z! Sorry I'm a bit slow getting these answered.

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