Wednesday, June 10, 2009


xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Ceramic Artist- Ryszard Stryjec
It's a speck of sand that's crept into my shell,
that I'm trying to spit out
to cough up.
What places this dust in me?
Am I to be torn,
to be hurt by a floating dot?
I heard a rumor that this is the launch
of a life inside
that pulls and scratches and embeds
till here it is,
this phantom from my previous days,
before redemption or good deeds could save me.
Eat me up, let's see who will survive this wound
where a tiny pearl yet to swell
whispers I am the return,
just as you are the carrier.
This life in a bubble,
shielded from the plague,
later believes it's a feather,
floats away
from bonds
that tie a knot,
that stops the blood.
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Unknown said...

Hi Lyn,

Your poem has got me thinking again! About just what it means, this aggravation, this irritation inside. That can become a beautiful pearl - but at what cost to the oyster?

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
The pearl/child...the oyster/mother..that's what I think..or, maybe I shouldn't say!

Unknown said...

Thanks, Lyn. I need all the help I can get! I had much darker imaginings but now, of course, see it so clearly! Our minds can do such strange things.

Jeane Myers said...

I'm with Derrick - thinking about so many things that get inside and irritate and we have choices on how to deal with it - I will paint this idea today - it's intriguing :)

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Your interpretation is right also.
It's what you see, find, that's important..
But, poet is happy to help!!

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
Thank you..the thought that you will take this into a painting! Simply great..can't wait to see it!!

Kat Mortensen said...

Sometimes it's very hard to shake the speck free. It takes some serious, delicate tools and a great deal of patience.


Lyn said...

Hi Kat-
Thank you...patience is something worth working on!

Anonymous said...

'rumor' = 'rumour'Typo. Or is that how you spell such where you are? Forgive me if so.

So so hard to let go at times and such, is just like a sand in a shell.Beautiful put, you.

Lyn said...

Hi SarahA-
Yes, we spell it "rumor" here..we drop the "u" in a lot of words.
One tries to be on the path of non-attachment..a life-long dedication..letting go..not easy!!!


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