4.19.2019

Nesting


Finally
completed work
on my most comfortable
nest with a view

Decorated with photos
of us in happy times
enjoyed a good night’s sleep
since I don’t know how long

But as I discovered
that someone stole my ladder
now I’m thinking
on whether to stay here

Or to burn the damn tree down


#NaPoWriMo Day 19!
For Kerry’s prompt in the Garden: MY OWN MUSE

13 comments:

  1. Reading this a second time, I think about how comfortable the nest becomes and how, sometimes we forget to fly.

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  2. I read it differently than our dear Kerry did. To me, it's about whether to finally make peace with a finished relationship and let it go, or to stay in the moment when things reconcile. One can't really stay there, of course...but it's a necessary and kind of wonderful way station. At least, so I read.

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  3. This is wonderfully evocative, Marian!❤️ Reminds me we should never take anything for granted.

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  4. I feel that sometimes we might overstay a nest.... the comfort of a nest may only bring bedsores in the end.

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  5. .... Sometimes one desires to just
    burn
    it
    down

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  6. Burn, baby burn. Who needs a nest anyway, let freedom ring!!!! This to me had a frustrated tone, but not with anything in the nest, more of a big picture frustration.

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  7. I like the way birds shove their fledglings out, not giving them the optiin to choose. Best way to do it.

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  8. My first impulse was to say, 'Burn it, yes!' But no, on second thoughts that's a bit drastic. Sometimes it's nice to nest, only we mustn't stay there so long as to stagnate. So perhaps you need to climb down out of the tree – or even jump? The Muse can be variable, perhaps? Domestic life and family joys can warm the heart; the tiny details to be cherished – but sometimes we need to be wild and daring, venturing out to explore. And then again, maybe sometimes we do need to burn the damn tree. (Don't self-immolate; be phoenix.)

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  9. I have moved my nest because so much togetherness has put a dent in my alone in my mind time. I now write in a cluttered corner, but it seems to be working.

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  10. I like the cozy nest, myself, with its beautiful view, and photos of happy times........I might even be suspected of knocking the ladder over, to limit access. But I have always been a solitary bird.

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  11. Burnin’ the daned tree might be exrreme¡,

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  12. Sometimes we nest too long. Beautiful, Marian.

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