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Pandora's Box

               Pandora’s Box






         nonsense words -  

         ideas already





         spineless words that fret the tapestry of Truth’s




         all woven into what?

         into WHAT!

ah… HOPE …  darting from the dirt

….. a vision!  a VISION!

…. of what?  OH! OF WHAT!

perhaps of language


to unify?

Language…. to Unify?

What a thought!

Cynthia Buell Thomas

Pandora's Box

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Rachel Bond

Sun 23rd May 2010 20:32

what writers work does this comment on? as it is without direct reference it reads bitter.for my sympathies youd have to explain yourself as these 'writers' may have good reason in their poetry. perhaps you dont understand it? its not a good idea to impose a solitary understanding of what a multi- interpretive word such as God is, upon a piece of work intended to reach a wide readership like poetry does.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 23rd May 2010 15:34

I think language has a lot to answer for; it can become so esoteric it is a hindrance to real communication rather than a help. In my opinion, it is especially useless when writers/speakers don't really think about what the words really mean, and just 'spout', using all kinds of rhetorical skill to influence other people, all the time being on very unsure ground themselves. 'God/gods' can be the epitome of good or evil. Funny that. I took the slant of 'god/good' (still a matter of opinion!)

Not to worry, I'm not positive I had a point! HAHA. Pandora's 'lesson' can take you anywhere.

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Cate Greenlees

Sun 23rd May 2010 08:52

I read this last night Cynthia, and couldnt get a take on it, but it lingered in my mind so Ive come back to have another look this morning. That must be a success story! Im still not sure but Im gonna take it that theres hope for all us aspriring poets!
Cate xx

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Anthony Emmerson

Sat 22nd May 2010 00:52

Hi Cynthia,

I want to comment on this but I have to admit you have me completely flummoxed. Mind you, that's not too difficult. I will return later, when I feel sure all your mysteries will be revealed.


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Fri 21st May 2010 17:13

Another interesting take. Are you ranting against man/woman's frailty within the universe vis a vis the Gods/God?

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Andy N

Fri 21st May 2010 08:13

nice one Cynthia. good stuff! x

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 20th May 2010 19:57

TC, thanks for your excellent observation. My prior comment was obtuse; so I axed it. Your remarks are in themselves very apt for us all.

<Deleted User> (7073)

Thu 20th May 2010 14:49

Well for me this is the Panodra's box of poetry. You start to write a piece and it turn's out completely different than intended, taken in this context it is a total success.

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