Monday, November 26, 2012

Eccentricities

I collect my eccentricities
like seashells and bones.
Shine them
till the hollows glow,
then hold
each one to my ear
to hear oceans all my own.

For Open Link Monday at Real Toads

21 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Seashells and bones.. the chalky basis of continents and the detritus of their living inhabitants: these should have some songs to sing.

Sylvia K said...

Love it!!

Brian Miller said...

the leftovers of another life....it is nice to think they can come together in song...perhaps the last bit of their voices...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is spectacular - I so love "to hear oceans all my own". So lovely.

Jinksy said...

What brilliant things to collect. :)

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

Is this collection limited to inanimate objects? Shame if so.
I love the thought of the hearer directing the tide.

Mary said...

I think 'eccentricities' would make a most interesting collection!

Teresa said...

This is wonderful! There's nothing like being your own unique self. :-)

Gail said...



Simple to the point but, oh, so full of meaning.

Shawna said...

I think you set a good example for others, not only being yourself but shining and holding up what others might discard or seek to hide. There is a bit of sadness lurking inside this as well, as even though you are completely yourself, you still feel hollow.

So are oceans a good thing to have inside? Or do they roar a constant cry of "unsatisfied"?

Nice line breaks.

Grace said...

I specially like the first two opening lines ~

Nice one MZ ~

Happy Monday ~

Fireblossom said...

Oh, dig Mama Zen. No poems over the holiday weekend, and then she comes right back with something like this.

You're on a roll, woman.

W.k. kortas said...

Tight and taut--no waste, no word not doing its job, which looks easy until you try it.

Laura said...

love this...my eccentric (ask my daughters) self resonates harmoniously:-)

Jim said...

Like it, M.Z. I consider myself a little different also so I can identify.
[Wikipedia dictionary: "
In popular usage, eccentricity (also called quirkiness or kookiness) refers to unusual or odd behavior on the part of an individual. This behavior would typically ..." ]

Do you EVER share or just keep the polishing and listening to your oceans in private?
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Buddah Moskowitz said...

And that's perfect and beautiful. If it's eccentric, then sign me up. Great poem, lady.

Richard Cody said...

Let me hear!

Ella said...

I love your beautiful collection ;D

Susan said...

Wonderful! Perhaps we should save all of our polish and pizzazz for our eccentricities. Love this!

Margaret said...

I thought I had commented on this poem... Well, anyway, the first sentence leaves me spellbound (and a little jealous :)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Love it. Eccenticities are to be treasured.