Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Choice

If
you
don't know
ignore all
urgent rhetoric
half-truths, brackish wells, barren words
Indulge in quiet
reflection
before
you
speak

Linda Watskin ©2010

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15 comments:

  1. Good advice for anyone to follow!

    http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2010/06/thats-life.html

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  2. I agree with your sentiments!

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  3. Timeless advice, Linda. brackish wells -- barren words -- love it!

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  4. Short and sweet and looks pretty on the page!
    - Dina

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  5. Linda
    So well said in so few words!
    Pamela

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  6. Similar to the direction I took as well.

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  7. This is so zen like in structure and spirit.

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  8. This is so zen-like in structure and spirit.

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  9. I love the image of "brackish wells" also. This reminds me of the old Twain quote about "better to remain silent and be thought a fool..."

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  10. "reflection / before / you / speak" - Well said! If only we could get so many others to walk in these shoes.

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  11. I like this, especially the line:

    "half-truths, brackish wells, barren words".

    I saw the way the words took shape on screen, counted the syllables in each line, and understood what this is -- a mirrored fib poem. Very clever use of the form. Well done.

    -Nicole

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  12. Nicole,
    I've enjoyed playing around with the Fib form. Thanks for the comment.

    Linda

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  13. Great fib! It's a cool structure, no? Works really well with the subject you've chosen, I think -- contains it and gives it strength at once.

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