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Aspirations (a Mirror/rorriM poem)

hope
transparent and thin
like
leaves too long in the wind
oh
confident desire
which
once sprang eternal (never to expire)
now
with gnarled joints
slowly
crawls
to its knees
Failed Aspirations:
hope
transparent and thin
like
leaves too long in the wind
oh
confident desire
which
once sprang eternal (ever to expire)
now
with gnarled joints
slowly
falls
to its knees

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What did you think of my title?
How was my language use?
What did you think of the rhythm or pattern or pacing?
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This poem is part of the collection of a manuscript titled: "Mirror/rorriM" it is soon to be published (with in the year) I appreciate all the helpful suggestions that I can get. Thanks in advance. always, Cat
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Love, love, love the melancholy heaviness of this write. One correction and one question:

"falls to it's knees" - should be its. Nitpicky, I know... LOL

Never/Ever to expire. - was the change up intentional?

I think the Mirror/rorriM concept is bloody brilliant! Let me know when it's available. =)

~ Jess K
"A parakeet is one who takes care of you until the real keet arrives.." - George Carlin http://www.centranthus.blogspot.com

it's was a brain fart! Thanks for pointing it out to me. I appreciate it much. And the change was intentional.

When Mirror/rorriM is released, I will gladly let you know! Thank you for your keen eye and your questions.

always, Cat

p.s.
It is SO Good to have you with us!

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

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Is absolutely good English, the American's want the it's, I never use the it's, but then its a matter of taste perhaps, not usage. That's what I understand anyway? Ann

"The image of yourself which you see in a mirror Is dead,
but the reflection of the moon on water, lives." Kenzan.

I keep falling into that trap!

always, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

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EXCELLENT!!
The leaves which have been in the winds of autumn, (to say the autumn of life) to long is a incredible image.
The well placed words and musicality of it reads as a song. talk about meter! Wow, I truely related to this write in its most pure form. Cat I commend you on such a deep and life touching write
There is a sadness slightly lending towards darkness, well illustrated
Eddie

...

LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS
IT'S ABOUT LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN.
VIVIAN GREENE

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on this piece. If I used any form of meter, I was unaware of it at the time, LOL! I only wrote was in my heart and mind. I shall learn about meter in weirdelf's class, I hope. That is, I hope I am not too thick that I can't learn.

I'm glad you really liked the line about leaves too long in the wind! Thank you for telling me. It really helps for encouragement to keep writing. Peace to you and yours in this brand new year.

always, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

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I travelled down your long thin poem
feeling like a limp leaf on its journey to the ground in Autumn,
sad to regret some of life's fulfillment,
well put too I think.

I hope that the gnarled joints,
that you enjoyed writing here,
are not your gnarled joints!

Ann.

"The image of yourself which you see in a mirror Is dead,
but the reflection of the moon on water, lives." Kenzan.

The gnarled joints are not far off as I have arthritis in my hands and fingers. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I hope you are well.

always, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

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On re reading this I experienced a concertina-like feeling of deja vu,
rather a fascinating way of spinning a poem this Cat.

L Ann.

"The image of yourself which you see in a mirror Is dead,
but the reflection of the moon on water, lives." Kenzan.

Glad you liked it. It will be published in the murky future in my (manuscript) book: "Mirror/rorriM" by c.m. mattison (me)

always, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

author comment

The meter is evident in the ease of reading. Only thing I saw to suggest was possibly saying transparent as lace instead of transparent and thin...............stan

Thank you for reading this piece which I am very fond of. As for your suggestion, I ran it by my better half, for his opinion and he likes my original best. But I do like the imagery that yours provides :) I will think on it befor submitting for publication. Thank you!

always, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

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Cat, I read all your works. It is time to say "exquisite"

Joe

I've always wondered if you had read any of my poems! Thank you for letting me know that you have. And thanks for the high praise.

Always, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

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Cat, I am trying to comment more, but I am so slow. But, of course, I read you. Your work is prolific and consistantly awesome.

Joe

It means a great deal to me that you have commented and that you do read my work! I wish for you the best!

always, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

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Thanks, Cat. I am hoping this priod of surge of energy lasts. I can ,at least, read and type. Plese know that I will continue reading even at worst moments. I will get there.

joe

(((Joe)))

I will light a candle for you.

always, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

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I like, but noticed that you have (crawls to its knees) up top, then (falls to its knees) below. Forgive my ignorance but was this intentional, if yes i think i may have got it. If not it needs correcting. Regards Roscoe..

Roscoe Llane,

Religion will rip your faith off, and return
for the mask of disbelief that's left.

Yes, falls and crawles are both intentional. Thank you for reading and asking :)

always, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

author comment

I love the flow of this poem. it's so smooth. the language is clear and the theme is appealing. each line threads neatly to the other :--
",,,hope
transparent and thin
like
leaves too long in the wind
oh
confident desire
which
once sprang eternal (never to expire)
now
with gnarled joints
slowly
crawls
to its knees
Failed Aspirations:

(with gnarled joints) I think suggests the crookedness of hope / aspirations.

great poem with style. flows fine for me.
respects.

WonderGolly :)

respects.

WonderGolly

What I love most about POETS is how they write SADNESS with SUNSHINE on their face, caption RAIN with FALLEN EMBERS and paint TEARS using the colours of WATERFALLS:lol

Thank you so very much for reading. I appreciate your comments.

always, Cat

When you fling poo, some of the stink sticks to you!

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

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