Celebrating a Year

week 78 ~ what is the distance between solitude

with 21 comments

what is the distance between solitude
and loneliness between caution and fear
and is there a warning sign as you near
the border I think not but it’s been food
for contemplation these weeks away from
home we choose our prisons but we’re not meant
to stay in them for long life is intent
on moving us ahead so as I come
to the end of my time-out in Rio
and pack my bags to go without answers
to these questions of degree it occurs
to me that maybe I’d really have no
quandaries to resolve if I just let
time show me what I haven’t thought of yet

Written by mairmusic

April 14, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Posted in April, sonnet

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  1. i like it! :) beautiful

    oinky

    April 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm

  2. we can always change the path, just no the past…nicely written…

    brian

    April 14, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    • Thanks! These things have been buzzing around in my head.

      mairmusic

      April 15, 2010 at 12:55 am

  3. “maybe I really have no
    quandaries to resolve if I just let
    time show me what I haven’t thought of yet”…indeed true, sometimes we bother more than we could actually solve when time already has a master plan of teaching them all. I’m glad at the end of the poem, that line spanked you…great post…cheers!

    Emmanuel Ibok

    April 15, 2010 at 2:32 am

    • it’s taken me awhile to arrive at that line, but it feels comfortable to be here– thanks for reading!

      mairmusic

      April 15, 2010 at 7:21 am

  4. first piece of work of yours I have seen & I am impressed! well done Pete

    petemarshall1

    April 16, 2010 at 7:52 am

    • Thanks Pete– isn’t the rally great for discoveries! i’ve had such an interesting time reading this week.

      mairmusic

      April 16, 2010 at 8:29 am

    • Thank you Jingle!! Fun award!

      mairmusic

      April 16, 2010 at 10:26 am

  5. nominate any poet from previous week,
    or from
    week 15’s Rally….

    it does not matter.
    you can accept now and

    post a poem,
    display the logo,
    nominate a poet…

    or wait until next Wednesday…

    it is up to you.
    ;)

    Ji

    April 16, 2010 at 10:59 am

    • Thanks! I think I’ll wait, because I am packing now to leave Rio & return home.

      mairmusic

      April 16, 2010 at 11:10 am

  6. probably the longest one-liner i hv read-great!

    fiveloaf

    April 21, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    • ?? a one-line sonnet– I hadn’t thought of it that way… anything like a one-eyed pirate?

      mairmusic

      April 22, 2010 at 7:37 am

  7. Very creative and well written. Thanks for sharing it

    dustus

    April 22, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    • Thanks! I am working on these classic rhymed forms. The sonnet is the one I’ve written longest, the decima is my new fave, and the villanelle still defies me, but I persist.

      mairmusic

      April 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm

  8. Very smooth. Enjoyed it.

    Mike Patrick

    February 18, 2011 at 9:45 pm


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