misdirections

misdirections s

here or there
and then what?  so far
so up–then
down, between
lost and left behind–climbing
the chutes, the ladders,

the maybes
and the knotted, the
ready and
the not yet,
the pointless and the lines drawn
in the sand…which way?

misdirections close up s

A nonsense quadrille for dVerse using the word “up”.

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29 responses to “misdirections”

  1. Frank Hubeny says :

    Nice last two lines, especially pointless and lines drawn.

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  2. jazzytower says :

    Up, down and all around….just like life😊. Pat

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  3. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Awesome poem, M and yes everything up and down or wherever the lines take you. Your paintings are always too good.

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  4. Jane Dougherty says :

    Good question. We are offered so many possibilities and most of them are equally futile. But the colours are pretty 🙂

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  5. merrildsmith says :

    Maybe not such nonsense–the way many feel. (The first stanza mad me think of Alice in Wonderland.)

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  6. Sharon Mann says :

    I see birds flying in your art….so I’m going to say follow the birds for direction.

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  7. rivrvlogr says :

    I see your art as thoughts, expanding and dissolving without resolution, much like your poem.

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  8. Dave Kingsbury says :

    Can’t beat a bit of Rorschach-style art, accompanied by your thoughtful symmetrical poem

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  9. whimsygizmo says :

    Maybe “nonsense,” but your words complement the visuals so well.

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  10. Claudia McGill says :

    I see an explosion and it’s kind of scary. I then read your poem in that context and I got the sense of, what will happen when it all comes back to earth? I may have really gone off in a tangent here, but the combination of art and words really spoke to me.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Claudia. When I wrote the words it just seemed kind of nonsensical, but then it started to make sense in the context of a lot of different things. You could definitely see it as a metaphor for the state of the world. I picked the art because it seemed to go with the words, and I’m glad the pairing makes sense to you too.

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  11. Olga says :

    Always love seeing a close-up of your art pieces. “Which way?” can be a tough question, especially if one feels lost or left behind.

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  12. Jill Kuhn says :

    Chutes and Ladders… reminds me of being a kid and how life seemed so full of possibilities! I also like Sharon’s idea of birds! 🐦💕

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  13. Manja Mexi Movie says :

    No nonsense for me. All very well rounded, words and art.

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