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Couched here in soil and stone, I make my home at last; bitter at the bone and fading, but not lost.
Couched here in soil and stone, I make my home at last; bitter at the bone and fading, but not lost.
Bear_Music


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Your Darker Side (Expert Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Harwich Port, Cape Cod
Date: Apr 3, 2014
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2014

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MY SECRET KEPT ALIVE

Familiar of soil am I.
I age more root than tree.
I wear the worm's blind mask.
I feed on twisted stone.
A bitter beast at heart,
and hollow to the bone,
become a green thing's source,
I go where blind worms go.

My secret kept alive
by bitter care and deep
pillowed against the cold
light of that world above,
couched here in soil and stone,
I make my home at last,
bitter at the bone
and fading, but not lost.

Sorrow becomes my hope.
Longing is my joy.
I make my way unwatched,
Unnoticed and unheard.
Secret in my pure
attempt at staying whole,
at home where blind worms go,
I seek myself alone.

All green things know my pain.
Whatever grows, is mine.
Root, tree, leaf, bursting forth
from soil to light, wear me
as an emerging shroud
and daily grow less blind.
It is my secret, this:
the green thing has my eyes.

Now let a green force spring
from twisted stone to light,
singing for joy and pain
in blind ecstatic thrust
of what has been against
the hope of what might be,
of all things lost, now found
in flesh that twines to me...


a poem of mine.

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Place: 25 out of 34
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Views during voting: 224
Votes: 82
Comments: 11
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AuthorThread
06/04/2014 05:53:41 PM
I love the textures and color palette of this, and I felt it was under-appreciated in voting. Perhaps it is a bit abstract for most of us. Well paired with your verse.
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04/11/2014 08:36:51 AM
Very nice poem.
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04/11/2014 02:21:22 AM
Well pappa bear, even your dark side is used to enhance others. Thanks. And thank you for caresharing.
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04/11/2014 01:06:02 AM
now that is something. and a poem too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2014 10:08:27 PM
lovely effect
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04/10/2014 12:20:21 PM
It took me a minute to see this but after I looked at it awhile it really is perfect for this challenge
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04/08/2014 08:32:30 PM
Interesting
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04/05/2014 08:01:35 PM
Have you had any help with your affliction?
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04/04/2014 10:25:07 PM
good accompanying image for the cry of the heart
bump
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04/04/2014 07:13:57 AM
I wish I could believe that.
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04/04/2014 01:51:26 AM
Hands? Paw prints?
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