Thursday, August 31, 2006

An Adagio on Becoming One
By Don Iannone

Nothing left to live for
until you strip away the illusions,
and tumble down the hill to the very bottom,
where you learn to start over again.
Nothing real to live for,
as long as you cling to faded memories,
jutting up like rugged mountain peaks,
cutting deep incisions into dark clouds.
Nothing meaningful--until
the rain comes,
and washes away the stilted memories,
carrying you downstream--all the way
to where a sunny calm ocean appears,
making you one with life.

23 comments:

samuru999 said...

Great poem Don!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Margie.

Kathleen said...

"until
the rain comes,
and washes away the stilted memories,
carrying you downstream--all the way
to where a sunny calm ocean appears,
making you one with life."

Ahhhh... yes... So Beautiful Don... thank you!

samuru999 said...

Don
I meant to say the poem was
very beautiful,... such a blissful
feeling to it!
And thanks for it!

QUASAR9 said...

Ditto Kathleen.

Rain washing away the pollution
like spray water in the shower
washing away the heat and grime
the care & worries of the day!

Thanks Don.

Rob said...

Again a life-affirming poem. Thank you Don.
Incidentally 'Adagio'? Why that word?

Dan said...

Ah yes. Sounds nice read at an adagio-like cadence...

Liz said...

"...as long as you cling to faded memories,
jutting up like rugged mountain peaks,
cutting deep incisions into dark clouds."

Am blown away. What an acute picture for the soul

Stacey said...

That is the beauty in life. Each day is a chance for renewal -- to wash away the old pains and look for hope anew.

Don Iannone said...

Thank you Dan, Margie, Kathleen, Stacey, Quasar, Liz, and Rob.

Rob...I love adagios. Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings for one. The adagio as you well know is a slow tempo with a direction. For that reason, it just seemed to fit.

polona said...

yes, ditto kathleen.
love it.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Polona...glad you enjoyed it.

starry nights said...

Love this poem. especiall these lines"to where a sunny calm ocean appears,
making you one with life.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Starry Nights. Glad you enjoyed it.

Here and Now said...

nice poem!!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Here and Now.

Pat Paulk said...

Always a rebirth!! Good one!!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Pat. Always is...you're right.

dumbdodi said...

Nothing real to live for....great piece Don.

serenity said...

Another wonderful poem. "when you learn to start over again" We spend our lives startng over, don't we?

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Dumbdodi and Serenity.

gautami tripathy said...

Speechless!

Don Iannone said...

Thank you Gautami. Blessings.

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