a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Fiery Sadness

Collage writing prompt by MindloveMisery's Menagerie.
shared with Poets United
Quotes by Patti Smith
"Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire" 
"Got to lose control before you take control."

i spiral 
downward
desire 
lost
of toys
of nature
of man
of me
i spiral

22 comments:

Karen S. said...

But I know there's a set of stairs around here! Great sense of downward- great poetry again!

Sandra said...

I totally get your poem. i do not get the quote though.
desire has made me fiery mad but never fiery sad

Donna said...

I have had to lose control many times before I could take control again....and do we really ever have control! I wonder? Fabulous poem Gail!


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Amber said...

Excellent!

mindlovemisery

Mary said...

Well penned!

brudberg said...

That swirl is a dance... a control well lost.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I can feel that downward spiral. Thankfully, our spirits most long to rise, so we bounce back up again....like rising bread! Smiles.

Gillena Cox said...

nothing wrong with the direction south, once you know its south and not north

Happy Sunday

much love...

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

You will gain control again. Your power is needed and welcomed in the universe. Indeed, we sometimes lose control...but we rise and take it back. Survivors do.

A Quiet Corner said...

Gail, YOU will never be out of control...NEVER! You know why? Because you wear pink boots, girl!!...:)JP

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Love this :D such a free flowing piece :D

Michelle said...

Nice, Gail!

Truedessa said...

the journey within the mind is a continuous spiral of motion

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Good title; good quote; good response. I trust you spiral up again!

thotpurge said...

Recognizing that one is in a downward spiral is perhaps the first step to changing direction and momentum...

kaykuala said...

Going downwards and feeling nice about it! Change and adjust to maintain stability certainly!

Hank

Susan said...

Still, it's a scary moment in the free-fall. I think that's why so few of us enter the gyre with Gerard Manley Hopkin's Hawk however much we wish to. Gorgeous poem! It makes me think of taking risks of life or death.

Jae Rose said...

I love the quote and the images condensed and made your own - for me the most poignant line was toy..sometimes the memory of how that helped you through aches - you want it back because it made things seem a little better

soulsmusic said...

Sometimes that downward spiral contains just enough heat to get one moving in another direction,

Elizabeth

Sumana Roy said...

yes, at certain times of life...brilliantly penned...

Lynne said...

Don't let the spiral win . . .

Susan Anderson said...

Living is kind of cyclical, isn't it? The losing then retaking of control is something that resonates with me. Sometimes I think one way I began to retake that control is through writing.

=)

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