Sunday, May 5, 2013

Greenery

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                        Young Woman Picking the Fruit of  Knowledge, 1892 by Mary Cassatt





She is distracted
Removed from reality
Pushing her way
Through
Imagined branches
That hinder her progress

Thoughts don`t come
Brain  cannot retain
The enormity of
Living
In a world
Where foliage can scratch







Barbara M Lake
Trinidad WI
May 2013



25 comments:

  1. This is a truth for many... fear holds them back in the forest of their mind.

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  2. Imagined branches that hinder - we all meet a few of those, I think...

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  3. excellent take on this image- women do still struggle .
    Have a great week!

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    1. Some do - more than would like to admit but age for the most part, brings reason!

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  4. I really love this line "imagined branches that hinder her progress." We meet these obstacles at times in our lives. Beautiful poem here.

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  5. Those imagined branches can scratch deep ... bt I'm encouraged that she continues to reach out ...

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    1. She probably doesn't have a choice!

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  6. oh wow! fantastic! "foliage that can scratch!" and the ground will produce thorns and thistles too! GREAT deeper meaning. Bravo!

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    1. All those thorns..........glad you caught the meaning. The title is intended to represent her naivety as the foliage!

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  7. Your blog page has a disconcerting habit of whizzing around like scratchy foliage - I wonder if it does it to others, as well as me?

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    1. Yep - it did it to me too - perhaps it's all your fault, Cad!

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    2. It does it to me too at times. I think I am about to dismantle it. I have reported it to Google as I reported the Romanian thing only to find that it now wants to know if I want it in Portugese instead!!!

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    3. Bee, you've cured the Gremlins! Thank you so much. And you can always go back into the Advance Design Option to have another play with colours, layouts, type faces etc. Hours of fun can be had that way! LOL

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    4. Thank YOU so much! Very grateful because I was on the verge of closing the damn thing down totally.

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  8. There are distractions and difficulties along the way. It can't be that easy to strive for and attain success. Great thoughts Bee!

    Hank

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    1. So true on the path of life. Thank you.

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  9. Excellent, Bee...one of your very best...

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    1. Thank you Tess. So nice to see you here when I know you have so many to read.

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  10. This is beautiful mummy. I love it

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    1. Hello darling. Nice to see you here and thank you.

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