Friday, June 21, 2013

Nomenclature, Sort of

What do we give with a name?
What power is held within a name?
And what of the names we give our gods?
With a name so sacred
none dare speak it,
or a name so intimate,
we wear it against our skin
familiar and sweet,
in naming
our gods we define
ourselves.


Written for G-man and FF55.  Click on the link and check it out.

16 comments:

  1. names bear much power...one of the greatest gifts...it makes it personal...and in naming our gods, we do define ourselves...that is a zinger of truth...

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    1. Thanks Brian. I know I'm not the first to make this observation, but still worth repeating I think.

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  2. Oh yeah Mary Bach...
    This one is for the Thinker
    God IS within us all....isn't She?
    Loved your philosophical 55
    You are much much more than just a pretty face
    Thanks for playing, thanks for always giving us Classy Bits of Brilliance
    Have a Kick Ass Week End

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    1. Thank you G-man, for your kind words and for the 55 forum you give us each week. And also for remembering that "She" is a "she"! lol

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  3. Names divine even the rhyming arse of the feline

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    1. Lol, now there's an interesting thought!

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  4. Brilliant, Mary. I love this observation

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  5. I have rather esoteric beliefs, so I enjoyed the subject matter of this poem.

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    1. Thanks Ming, I'm glad it was of interest. :o)

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  6. If we dare not say the name, does that mean we a re secretive?

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  7. Soft and lyrical and mysterious, too. What is in a name? I loved where you took this, Mary.

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    1. Thanks Talon...it deserves more than 55 words, maybe.

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  8. Great words, and the ending is so true.

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