Friday, September 21, 2012

Forgiveness



Black Holes on a Strict Diet




Forgiveness




Sustenance
love, faith, trust;
the giving of it is
not the getting of it.

Hate, anger, comfort
forgiveness;
the giving of it is
the getting of it.

Sometimes
pearls are worn by
swine, death is not forever,
the way black holes are

only a change in breaths,
the way
love is forever
only  lovers change.

~September 2012







55 metaphysical shades of black for   







Image: Black Holes on a Strict Diet, by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, on flick'r

20 comments:

  1. Oh Hedge, that ending. It's simple and yet I hadn't thought of it just that way until you wrote it. (and that, after all, is one of the reasons I love poetry, and yours in particular.)

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  2. the giving of it is
    not the getting of it....really like those lines because it is def not guaranteed you get it back...and very emotional end as well hedge....

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  3. Terrific. All is wonderful, but I especially like the end - the endurance of love with lover's changing, and also the idea of love as lovers' currency.

    I think of people also who just love the idea of love.

    This is a little more biting than the beginning - which is also terrifically wise - it is very hard for people (I include myself as "people") to do things without being hooked into an expectation of certain result, and with the negatives, they are tarred. And see you've said it so succinctly and I'm mumbling around! (Ha!) (Early!) Well done. k.

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  4. The whole black hole idea is beyond spooky- no one knows
    much about it! Great with no guarantees!

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  5. "Love is forever only lovers change"

    Expect this to find its way to my firefly jar :)

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  6. Perhaps there's more to that last thought than meets the eye. Love may be the only eternal thing we can all share.

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  7. "...death is...only a change in breaths". I love that! And also the wisdom in
    the giving of it is not the getting of it". Deep thoughts, Hedge, and so beautifully expressed.

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  8. I love the last stanza. Beautifully wrapped up. So lovely to read and so enlightening! Mine is here
    Have you an AWESOME ROCKING WEEKEND!
    hugs
    shakira

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  9. Sometimes
    pearls are worn by
    swine


    that made me pause and read it twice! Ha, ha. So very true. If only everyone was more concerned with the giving and not the getting...

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  10. And sometimes they wear L'air du Temps...But not today!
    Joy Ann, you are something special. And I am DEEPLY honored
    that you allow us a weekly peek at Genious.
    Loved your 55
    Thanks for playing, thanks for always adding that touch of class.
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  11. ....or is it Genius?
    I don't know my smart words.
    :P

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    1. All I know is, knowing your taste in entertainment, you probably still Dream of Genie. ;_) May your weekend kick exaggerated amounts of butt, dude.

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  12. I like the thought of death as a change of breaths and love as forever as we change lovers. So wise.

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  13. ...or is that Guinness?
    Whatever, it's really wonderful Joy. Killer ending. Also, I really appreciate your Edith Wharton quote.

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  14. It seems what is currently running around your head is catching. Another great tune and video selection. Love is forever, yes.

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  15. I've been looking forward to visiting your blog for days. Project deadline met, I am settled in with a cup of tea. Elated to have found this piece straight off. Metaphysical meets physical, karma meets dharma. On second thought, they've not just met.. they've been lovers the whole time. Brilliant 55.

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    1. Thanks jane--always good to see you come by. Glad you're getting a break.

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  16. Damn, Hedge. This makes you think.

    Vote Odin!

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  17. love is forever
    only lovers change

    Absolutely! The joy is forever,feelings are the same but the players are different. Nicely Joy!

    Hank

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'Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance' ~Carl Sandburg