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Elemental Wavelengths

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Elemental Wavelengths

Heartbeats and Brain-Roses transmit petals on ley-lines. Vapours between tongues lick speckles of blood dripping to the ground, causing an earthquake to crumble apart a fallen, rotted tree, freeing seedlings of truth from its naked centre. 7.17.2012

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  1. Date: 8/31/2013 9:00:00 AM
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  1. Date: 10/15/2012 5:55:00 PM
    Very good Chris... You write from a place that seldom poets no how to get too. Poetry that stays with the reader. Well done my friend. Michael

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 5:41:00 PM
    Got me to the core. That's all I have to say. ^^ Wonderful Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 3:22:00 PM
    Oh my it reminds me of the 'butterfly' theory! [Thanks my tutor for helping me learn tanka!] Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 11:28:00 AM
    I love this poem of yours for many reasons...seedlings of truth, freed from the core of a fallen, rotted tree is an ingenious metaphor in my opinion...I disagree with David about having the edge on anything...thank you for your constant encouragement, my love....

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 9:01:00 AM
    Chris they are not always seedlings of truth!!!!!!! I think Christine has the edge on you ha ha ha...David

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 10/11/2012 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am glad that you enjoyed Christine's poem. She deserves more recognition for her stellar writing. BUT, as for my reply below concerning truth, that still stands, as I become a little edgy with people's 'truth analogies/proverbs', because truth is such a subjective thing.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 10/11/2012 9:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, Christine might have an edge on me, I agree. Truth can be a very subjective thing. My inner truth isn't always going to match up to yours, just as your inner truth can sometimes appear as a lie to me....vice versa and so forth. Does a seedling generally equate to growth?(a seedling out in the forest as a metaphor). Is this not true? That's the simple, pure truth I was getting at: Seedling = growth.
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 6:45:00 PM
    very nice, Chris. There's some dark imagery in this one, yet, to me, it reads as rebirth. lovely. hugs, Catie :)