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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Illo Friday: Aging

Aging without accompaniment



Time was not a barrier
let alone space.
their perception kept them entangled
only distance held them apart.

and their minds fuse to endless words
their certainty bond like octaves in a verse

now their indeterminant state
leave many elements deliberately vague..

and they remained an epic stained
by the tragedy of being but asymptote curves -
  continually approaching near
   without ever really meeting.

dropping notes in continual lines
in a half step, half tone
in durations of silences
as one whispers in an echo...
id rather grow old alone
than be with someone not you


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note: thanks to Illustration Friday.. this week's topic is so timely. i just made this poem this morning before opening my PC.

12 Park your thoughts here:

Blogger Anonymous whispered...

The poem is very romantic, and the notes in your illustration in particular are just as romantc :)

30/7/05 11:14 PM  
Blogger isay whispered...

some music maybe so old but still warms our hearts.....i like your illustration and poem.

31/7/05 1:18 AM  
Blogger . : A : . whispered...

Lingering lines,

"their perception kept them entangled
only distance held them apart"

31/7/05 12:39 PM  
Blogger floots whispered...

This one hit my spot. (Had to look up asymptote though - but now it's in my head and I will plain it to the clouds.)

31/7/05 3:48 PM  
Blogger Rowantree whispered...

I like the poem, and the concept in your illo

1/8/05 12:43 AM  
Blogger paddy whispered...

i have been admiring ur blog for quite sometime now

thanx for sharing so beaut5ifully depicted thoughts with us..

2/8/05 3:31 AM  
Anonymous lws whispered...

isa ka sa mga hinahangaan ko pagadating sa sining :)maging sa pagsusulat.bravo sis

2/8/05 10:45 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

anonymous, rowantree, .:A:... thanks!

isay.. i agree, i myself listen to songs way back from Skip James to Billie Holiday until the present.

floots.. asymptote.. i first heard this word in math class. and i guess, while life would be empty without music, as musical notes need counting, numbers are a part of life as well.

paddy.. read your e-friends post, someone commented.. "Ah, but there's the rub. How to know which friendships will be lasting until we dive in?" made me nod.

btw thanks for the blogroll!

lws.. salamat kapatid...

3/8/05 2:57 AM  
Blogger art-non-deco whispered...

I like this unusual interpretation of the theme.
Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.

3/8/05 4:17 AM  
Blogger Aravis whispered...

Another wonderful, expressive poem! I liked the illo, too. I loved the sort of vintage feel to it, even as it shows a progression into the future. Very cool.

4/8/05 3:20 PM  
Blogger Boegle whispered...

Beautiful illustration! I really like it. Thanks for support about using PS! I hope you can find a copy soon!

12/8/05 6:11 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

art-non-deco.. music is the first thing that came into my mind when i read this week's topic. then came the poem i wrote beforehand that felt it would fit.

aravisarwen.. thanks again and glad you liked them 8)

boegle.. oh PS is a good tool indeed! cant wait to install one on my pc. 8)

12/8/05 6:48 AM  

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