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From both sides now

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From both sides now

when seasons rustle and rock
then land and sea are shifting
and clouds conquer skies
seen from both sides now

when the sounds of silences
battle with the sounds of words
the mirror has two faces
of light and darkness 

what seems so enlightening 
appears so differently 
from the other's points of view
seen from both sides now

all what seems so obscurant 
is viewed as a distant world
beyond imaginable 
of light and darkness

when longing hearts conquer souls
when speakers suit listeners
then  dialogues are born
seen from both sides now

©Elly Wouterse

PS According the the high rules of "Japanese" dodoitsu I can not tick all the boxes .. but somehow the notes in my notebook came the way they came... in a flow...

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  1. Date: 4/9/2014 9:12:00 AM
    Hi Elly! Just stopping by to congratulate you on a fine win; it was always on the cards as far as I was concerned :) // paul

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 4:38:00 AM
    Each time I read it, it gets better all the time. Such an intelligent write. Congrats on a well deserved win.

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 4/9/2014 4:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ronald. TY so much for taking the time to read and re-read and commenting the way you just did. AND TY for your congrats! Dutch Greetings Elly
  1. Date: 4/9/2014 1:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your first place win in my contest Elly. smiles and hugs Verlena

    Walker  Avatar Verlena S. Walker
    Date: 4/9/2014 3:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Elly, I judged based on how close it came to my request. I like brain; therefore, you have one of the best entries... smiles and hugs Verlena!
    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 4/9/2014 3:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Verlena - having seen the winners list (and who's on it with what!!!!) I am even more pleased or may I say VERY HAPPY HAPPY with this result with my entry for your contest... Ty for taking the time to read and judge - also - my poem. Dutch Greetings Elly.
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 7:55:00 AM
    This is lovely. It made me think of the song Both Sides Now from the seventies I think. Have you ever heard it?

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/11/2014 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty for liking this one so much. Yep. I know.. was a BIG hit over here. A 'one day fly' for the singer, but anyway - he had his moments of fame. And yes... It was on the radio and then I started to 'go with the flow of my thoughts'........... ;-) Elly
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 10:31:00 AM
    Complex and mysterious.. This just keeps getting better!

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/11/2014 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :*))))))))))))))))) TY Dave!
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 8:27:00 AM
    Lovely ...paul

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/10/2014 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY for the read and comment... It's getting a a kind of 'under construction' doidoitsu... Thanks to David Wood with his challenging comment.......... but since the both of you commented... I won't delete it but give it an extra thought Dutch greetings.
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 8:14:00 AM
    Contemplative!! Would love to hear more Elly

    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/10/2014 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    At your service.... and 'under construction' see comment above... TY for the challenge! Elly
    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse
    Date: 3/10/2014 8:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Then... I would bother you with what I came across but I'll give it a thought (or two.....) :-) Dutch greetings Elly