Friday, January 18, 2013

Word Magic



Old, cold words
drawn from a deep well,
still yet vital,
holding
elemental forces;

Bonded, bound,
with a power to move beyond
mere naming.

Dark, shining, infinite
from a place
too deep
for pain or loss or time;

Old, cold words
drawn from a deep well,
still yet vital.

Our only hope.

Written for G-man and his FF55 where he gives us 55 words of goodness and asks for ours back.  Check it out.

24 comments:

  1. Mary Bach...
    Is this referring to things brought up from the DEEP past during an argument, that is better off left unsaid?
    Or does it go even deeper than that?
    Loved your enigmatic 55
    Thanks for playing, your stories are always so beautifully intriguing, much like Mary Bach.
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  3. Thanks Galen :o) I've been haunted with those first two lines for a long time. I don't really know what to make of them. Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  4. Well, the power to move beyond naming always boosts productivity. The whiteboard is great, but once we get beyond it, the real things get done. ~Mary

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    1. Ah, never thought if it in terms of productivity.

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  5. our words are all we have...wrote a piece for tomorrow dealing with how hard it is t times to use them...and they are the way out most often....

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    1. That's right, if we don't use them we have nothing.

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  6. Sometimes words can be rough to use and find, but they have to come out.

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  7. Sometimes I wish I chunk my damned words back into a deep well and drown them

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    1. Oh dear! Though, I know what you mean...

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  8. Our words is all we have...lovely write, Mary.

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  9. You paint an inspiring picture with your words.

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  10. words DO have power, don't they! fabulous 55, Mary!

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  11. I just watched Scary Movie 3, where the creepy chick comes out of a well, soooo I'm expecting either a shock or a stupid joke, and I don't think either is coming!

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    1. Darn, I'd really like to hear that stupid joke!

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  12. The image is powerful, Mary--it really is a bit creepy as well, sinister, perhaps is a better word, hinting at the power of the hidden--and that's one of the greatest powers. Old words can leave big scars.

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    1. You know I was not starting out to write about something negative, but it sure took a turn that way. Thanks Joy.

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  13. Sounds to me like something someone once said that never settled or was never forgotten. Very haunting!

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  14. Thanks Margaret. Guess I'm excivating...

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