SCARLET

Photographer Kristamas Klousch

 

SCARLET


Just be — Broken heart
Yet so loud, blind like fury
Scorned and foul tempered
Cloaked by the blackest of light
Only stillness stops the beat

Each cell’s potential
Conductivity repels
Bleeding black and blue
Clutching bouquets of cacti
Longing for a scarlet rose

 

“Nobody dies a virgin… Life fucks us all.”
― Kurt Cobain
      Healthy

Paloma Faith — “Just Be”

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94 thoughts on “SCARLET

  1. What can I say Mia? You and I may be soul sisters. This weekend I found this very same Kurt Cobain quote and wrote it in my journal. It gives me a strange feeling of comfort, because it somehow levels out the playing field. This poem is amazing! You put words together in such a different and intelligent way, and your photo is haunting in the same way “Schindler’s List” and “The Sixth Sense” were. The use of the color red is powerful in it’s representation. I hope you have a wonderful day!! – Lola

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    1. Lola, indeed we may be. Cobain was brilliant, profound and provocative. I believe the field is more level than most would ever imagine, I suppose it’s just who you are and what team you decide to be on. 🙂 Thank you for your wonderfully kind words. Kristamas Klousch is a remarkable photographer and I find I’m drawn to her work and use it quite often. I believe you have touched on something quite special, the color red used sparingly is most striking and vey powerful, not only does it have a huge visual impact and the mind seems incredibly in tune to the frequencies it gives off. Thank you again, wishing a wonderful day as well as and an enjoyable week. ~ Mia

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  2. That scarlet post and the phrase of Kurt Cobain says a lot 🙂
    I wish you an exciting start to the week with much sympathy and love a hug and dear greetings.

    Soul.

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    1. Le mie scuse per il ritardo nella mia risposta. Lunedi è stata una giornata impegnativa al meglio. Grazie, amo la citazione Cobain. Vero diritto? Ma credo davvero che gran tratto ispirazione viene da questi luoghi bui. Vi auguro un meraviglioso Martedì pomeriggio e la sera. Tanto amore, Mia ❤

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      1. Hello dear, you do not apologize
        The commitments are commitments even I have had a very busy week just now arrived on the blog 🙂
        I agree that a lot of inspiration and art in general comes from the dark side 🙂
        I wish you a Merry Friday always with much love and sympathy ❤
        A kiss.

        Soul.

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          1. Soul, thank you. It’s such a delight to read your warm wishes, thank you. I hope that you’re enjoying your Saturday and that you’ve had sunshine as well. Please enjoy the rest of your day and have a wonderful evening. Always wishing you well. 🙂
            Much love,
            Mia ❤

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  3. Mia,

    This is a stunning poem. I love how you have crowned in poetic terms what Nathaniel Hawthorne tried to achieved in his romantic novel.
    We will always have to stand amidst the scaffolds of others’ judgement, for there is not one perfect, not even one. But the stones that they will throw, will never reach the perfection line, and will always go back to them.
    Stunning work my dear friend.
    Sending you love!

    Please have a marvelous week ahead!
    Dajena ❤

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    1. My dearest Dajena, thank you, your words always speak to my heart. “The Scarlet Letter” is remarkable, I would love to believe that the story would make everyone look at their own flaws and what it means to be human. So true, we are not perfect and in some strange way I don’t think we were ever meant to be, rather it’s our place to strive to be better, work the process and partake in the journey, ha-ha. 🙂 I keep checking, but I don’t see anyone standing on the perfection line. Thank you again, I hope you are enjoying your week. Always much love for you, Mia ❤

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      1. You are welcome dear Mia. 🙂 ❤
        We all carry our own brittle shell of life with us, that limits us in many directions.
        I was thinking about the film "The stoning of Soraya M." today. If you wish, you can check the previews. You will get the gist of it.. a powerful film.

        Wishing you sweetest of sleep.
        Love, D. ❤

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        1. Dajena, thank you. I watched some of the previews, I’m looking for the entire film now. Thank you for the suggestion, what I was able to view was very powerful and heartbreaking. I hope that you had a peaceful evening and a good rest, enjoy your day. Love, Mia ❤

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          1. Ahh, thank you for taking the time. It has a powerful story, if you do decide to watch it, let me know what you thought.
            Have a beaming Wednesday!
            ❤ Dajena

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          2. My pleasure, I’m delighted that you share it with me. Just the previews alone were amazing. I will definitely keep you posted and share my thoughts. I hope that you had a stellar Wednesday, please enjoy your evening. Love, Mia ❤

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          3. Yay, glad to hear that, mine was too! Oh yes it was, laughing. The Novocain took me out of this world, so indeed it was stellar. My new crown and I are going to bed! Ha-ha! 😉 Thank you beautiful! Much love, Mia ❤

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    1. Chris, thank you for your kindness and gracious words. Delighted that you read my effort as intended. I think the heart is both fragile and resilient, leaving me most grateful. Please enjoy the rest of your week, may it be filled with inspiration and creativity. ~ Mia

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    1. Thank you Andrew, you are forever kind. I’m pleased that you enjoyed this. (Headed over to visit you shortly, I’ve been so behind with everything, my apologies.) Please have a wonderful rest of your week. ~ Mia

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  4. Scarlet rose, eh? “On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?” 😉 Loved your word combinations – “Cloaked by the blackest of light” and “Bleeding black and blue”. Framed nicely with the Cobain quote and Klousch photo. Lovely video too. Have a beautiful evening Mia. ❤

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    1. Ha-ha! “Will he offer me his mouth?” Oh gosh, I haven’t thought about Meat Loaf in years, thank you! And thank you so much, delighted you liked the words. For sure I’m a Cobain fan in so many ways, and Klousch never lets me down. Perfect video, glad you like Paloma Faith. I hope your having a wonderful Tuesday, headed over your way. ~ Mia 🙂

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      1. Hey, I was thinking as I walked today. And I preface this by saying it should have dawned me earlier. But..these poems got across the sensations of touch, sound, sight. Descriptive on an emotional level. Of course one can add olfactory too. I dunno.. It made realize that is what writing is all about, what it can do..

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        1. Great observation Ted. Good writing can do all those things, transport you a million miles away, much like good music. If it’s really good you can experience all six senses created by the mind of someone else. That’s really powerful and very emotional. Cool right? I hope you’re having a good evening. Headed over your way. ~ Mia

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          1. All Americans look the same to the Craw. Just call me lefty, tho the craw would help with my fretting hand. Must consult with Captain Chaos. Do tell: the chords you are goofin’ with?

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  5. My imagination goes for an overdrive reading your work -it’s very exotic to me, the word play and the creative ideas put together -extremely vivid and extremely enjoyable.

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  6. Mia, another great piece and insightful piece on human nature and the difficulties encountered in romantic relationships (and life). Yes, no one is perfect. Yes, we all have flaws. And yes, we all hurt others (in one way or another. This post made me think of the movie (I haven’t read the book), ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, where Elizabeth’s rebound boyfriend (don’t remember his name) says to her something like, ‘we just accept that we are miserable together, and hardly ever have sex anymore, but happy to not be apart.’ It sounds so sad, yet it’s the reality of so many. I, for one, am happy to be married to the man I am. In large part, I knew that when I made my decision to marry him, I had to do it completely void of emotions. Because emotions come and go, and even passion too. Supposedly, only the first two years (at the most) are there those ‘ooey, gooey, goosebump’ and passionate feelings. After that, love grows and matures into something deeper and lasting. I think it’s great when old couples go for walks and sit on park benches. You know that their love has transcended the material and has become something far greater.
    I read this post this morning, ‘Integration and Disintegration’ by a fellow blogger and found it phenomenal. The way he writes about what ‘soul’ means, and what it has come to mean in modern times (thanks to post-modernism and humanism). Anyhow, if you’re interested at all in reading it, you can do so here: https://moreenigma.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/integration-and-disintegration/
    Oh yes, before I forget, I wanted to comment on the use of ‘Scarlet Rose’.
    “Longing for a scarlet rose”
    –perfect ending to this piece. Because isn’t that really what most are seeking. The scarlet rose. The passion and the best that this world can offer. And in acquiring this, thinking this is what will cause true happiness.
    Hahaha. Once again, I could be totally off, but this is my 2 cents worth.
    Hope you’re having a great Wednesday, and that your evening is lovely.
    🙂 ❤

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    1. Staci, thank you for such a generous reply and sharing your wonderful thoughts. So true we are far from perfect, we give and receive hurt equally. “It sounds so sad, yet it’s the reality of so many.” I equate this with the power of “staying”. Nothing will ever be as it was in the beginning, or yesterday for that matter. Our relationships and our love is ever changing. We are flawed and in constant pursuit of becoming flawless, which I believe is impossible. Romantic loves dies a slow death each day, while an enduring love is renewed each day, becoming that thing that is “far greater”.
      Thank you for sharing the link, I read the post this morning, “Integration and Disintegration”. Great post, I love the Mother Teresa quote and the idea of, “the void of meaninglessness”, very thought provoking.

      The Scarlet Rose represents so many things for me, creating an image of duality and contradiction. We all want it, once we have it, then what? No you’re not off, always on target, you get my intent, which delights me so much.

      Thank you as always for your amazing words. Wishing you a wonderful day, may it be filled with inspiration and creativity. ~ Mia 🙂 ❤

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      1. Mia, haha yes, soooooo far from perfect.
        “becoming flawless, which I believe is impossible.”
        –Me too. I believe it’s impossible also. Although we still try, don’t we? 🙂
        Ohhhh, I’m so glad that I was ‘on target’. Yeah! That makes me happy.
        Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and that the sun is shining.
        🙂 ❤

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        1. Staci, we do try, thank goodness for the flawed and imperfect! 🙂 It certainly gives us a direction to travel. Ha-ha, you’re always on target! Thank you I am having a wonderful weekend and the sun is shining! Wishing you the same, a wonderful and sunny weekend! 🙂 ❤

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