Clay & Ash

Forget It – Artist Tommy Cavarela

 

Clay & Ash


Lovers and cohorts
Ease discomfort and hunger
Flawed pangs of reason
Memories’ rancid desserts
Bone china paints you pretty

 

“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘It might have been.’”
― Kurt Vonnegut     *


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35 thoughts on “Clay & Ash

    1. I’m delighted, I’m sad. This isn’t the happiest of poems, wait, do I ever write happy? Absurd maybe! Thank you for the kind words, but really you are the Word Magician, the magic you spin with your words is always, always a pleasure to read! ❤ Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful evening. ~ Mia

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  1. I like this… “Bone china paints you pretty” Sad is not so bad sometimes because you might write less when happy and I’m glad to have your lovely poem with the photo and song to compliment it. Have a beautiful evening and a wonderful weekend Mia. Great post as always. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, I might try to write something with unicorns and daisy chains, ha-ha! I’m pleased that you liked the image and the music. Thank you again for your kind words, enjoy your evening as well and please have a fantastic weekend! 🙂

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  2. The image is very beautiful ones who do meditate.
    The citation also very beautiful.
    I like the way you do I find articles sweetly melancholic them.
    But then as they say, there is no beauty without some strangeness. 🙂
    I wish you a great weekend for all great friend.
    My best greetings.

    Soul.

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    1. Soul, thank you so much for your kindness. I’m pleased you like this. I agree with you, sadness/melancholy often stirs deep emotions, which I find quite beautiful. Likewise, wishing you a very wonderful weekend, please enjoy my dear friend! Many hugs. ~ Mia

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    1. Thank you so much Dajena. In truth this originally was one of a series tankas that made up a complete piece, after sitting on it for a while I felt I only needed the one tanka to convey my intent. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed it. Please have a lovely evening. ~ Mia

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  3. Oh (big sigh). This is so deeply sad. Like the emptiness that one feels, and trying to ease it through distorted relationships. So true for so many. Especially in a world that is so fragmented. And then also the idea of masking it with appearance.
    Super job at portraying a current sociological reality.
    Or maybe I’m just out in left field with my interpretation. Hahaha.
    Hope you had an amazing weekend Mia.
    🙂

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    1. Staci, you got it! I love the way you interpret my poetry and its intent, always spot on! Even for me this is a sad poem. The things that we do to ease the discomfort at the end of a relationship, no matter which side of that coin you fall on. True, we seeming are part of a fragmented society, I have my theories as to why, but no one will give up their modern conveniences to test it out, ha-ha! Thank you so much for a marvelous comment and for sharing your thoughts. I had a lovely weekend thank you, wishing you an amazing and creative week! ~ Mia 🙂

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      1. Ohhhh, big smile. I’m so glad that I’m getting these ‘spot on’. I take my time with your posts actually, because at first sight, they can seem confusing. One must dig a little deeper. I always enjoy when I get it. hahaha.
        Hahahahaha @I have my theories as to why, but no one will give up their modern conveniences to test it out, ha-ha!
        Btw, have you ever read The Culture Monk blog? He’s just finished his PhD in Philosophy. I love it.
        You also have a creative week Mia.
        🙂

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        1. Oh Staci, THANK YOU! I so appreciate that you take the time to dig in, arriving at the idea behind the words. I have read some of his post, he addresses some really interesting topics. Not to mention his writing is a pleasure to read. I use to read him everyday, then he left for a coffee tour all over and I kind of lost track. Thank you for reminding me about his blog. By the way, how was the birthday and the cake? 🙂 I hope everyone had fun! Looking forward to your next post, have a lovely evening. ~ Mia

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          1. I love Kenneth’s blog, and the topics he writes on. Yea, he did the coffee tour, but only until the middle of the year. It was getting too much. He then took time off to do his PhD in Philosophy/Liberal Arts (i think that’s what it was), but now he’s back. He’s even releasing a book called, “The Culture” on March 15th.
            Ohhh, hahaha, the birthday cake was yummy. We live on a mission’s base and there are about 30 kids here. Last year we had a big party for him and my daughter, but this year I just don’t have the oomph to do that. Just had one of his friends, and one of my daughter’s friends. It was a lot less stressful. Hahaha.
            Thanks Mia.
            🙂

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          2. Staci, thank you for the update on Kenneth, I must revisit his site! I’m glad the cake was “yummy”, a couple of friends sounds much better than 30, sometimes less is more, ha-ha! Please enjoy the rest of the week, the weekend is just around the corner, yay! Take care. ~ Mia 🙂

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          3. Yeah!!! The weekend. Sleep in hopefully. I need to. Hahaha.
            Yes, you’d never know it, but I’m not one for big crowds. I like just a few people, some good conversation, maybe a glass of red and some good food. Big parties are not for me. Although most people wouldn’t believe it because of my personality.
            Oh yes, please do check out his recent posts. Some good stuff happening there.
            🙂

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          4. Staci, you know I try my best to avoid crowds also, I much prefer small groups and gatherings. I will be sure to check out some of his recent post, thank you! Sending you wishes for some much needed good sleep! 🙂

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          5. Hahaha. No secret. I’m just crazy. Trying to do too much. We have been suspecting adult ADHD in me since I was in my early 20s. Sometimes it feels like my mind is going to explode. Hahaha. That’s not even half of it. I have so many ideas for projects, but I need more time. Hahaha. The photography class is from 8-10pm, so it doesn’t really mess up my ‘day time’ schedule.

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