11.10.2013

Forest Terminal

It’s better not to acclimate
to those who’d soon appropriate
your novelty. Better choose
your own path, even if darkness
looms through distant trees. Then, unless
trains don't run, nothing to lose.

Forest Terminal by Mike Worrall (2007)

For Grace’s weekend prompt to the Real Toads featuring work by the surrealist painter Mike Worrall. #10 of 30 Poems In November to benefit Center for New Americans.

15 comments:

  1. Freedom's just another word ... and yet, truly, nothing left to lose can free one. I enjoyed this stasis as hopeful.

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  2. Choose your own path, make your own journey & be ready for the consequences ~ Nothing to lose - brave call ~

    Thanks for participating in Sunday's Challenge Marian ~ Have a good week ~

    Grace

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  3. Love that opening:

    It’s better not to acclimate
    to those who’d soon appropriate
    your novelty.

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  4. Hmm...makes me think. Thinking that when faced with an opportunity or ride that would be seemingly successful but one that would cheapen us that we must choose to create our own way risking that there might not be another fame train on the tracks. I wonder how close my thinking is to what your meaning is? Great take on this image, Marian, I enjoyed it!

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  5. 'appropriate your novelty...' fantastic

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  6. Go your own way...Now I have Fleetwood Mac in my head...love the poem!!

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  7. It's all unknown anyway so better to make your own choices based on your own inclinations.

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  8. i like the strong message........

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  9. This makes me want to switch track.. which the train cant

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  10. as long as the darkness is distant! :) Really, clever beginning and how awesome if more people embraced their individuality.

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  11. not so much an admonition as a wisdom shared

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  12. ahhh, thanks friends. that painting is so... evocative.

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