Saturday, August 25, 2007

Storm troopers...

waves rise
in salute.
stand at attention.
then roll to rest,
making room
for the next advance.

17 comments:

Bella said...

Jean, I have just recently discovered your blog and the beautiful words that fill it! Some of your previous posts I still think about..."Common Thread"- 'you don't have to be here, to feel the same'!!!! Also I loved "I Miss Sanity" and related well to it. However I was surprised at some of the comments regarding it being morbidly sad or something to that effect. I really loved that post...when you wake up in life and realise that you have been seeing the world somehow differently to how it really is. That's what I'm going through now, and was pleased to know that I was not alone in my jaded perspective. Thank you for such inspiring words. Bella, East Coast , Australia

Jean said...

Bella - I am more pleased than I can say to read what my words mean to you. Thank you so much.
I hope you return often.

Bella said...

I must add Jean that when I found your blog I had recently been visiting another blog that was hugely successful and the blogger was considering writing a book or blook? (it was a blog on simple living). Anyway, when I visited your site I immediately thought this blog could be a published book!!! I even read out "common thread" to my partner, who absolutely loved it. Thought you should know this :). I will definitely be visiting regularly!! Bella

boneman said...

Me thinks you have another fan who appreciates that you do a great job.

You just finished telling me how we all read things from our particular perspective...
note this bit of something:
You write a wide perspective. One that gets the strings in many people vibrating, pulsing.
Sometimes sweetly, and sometimes with gunfire.
What harm can there be of you picking out some of your gems and poking them into some of those addresses in yer book?

Enemy of the Republic said...

Curious--what is a stormtrooper to you as a metaphor?

Jean said...

Bella - a flattering idea. I'd love to see that happen...thanks, again!

Berry - you are persistant, darlin'. You really want to see me do 3WW? ok,ok. Even though I'm not much of a 'group' person.

EotR - soldiers landing on a beach as do waves of the ocean.

The Atavist said...

I got here through someone on my own blogroll and am smitten by your words. Being somewhat ponderous in my own writing (I am a great Dickens fan, so love compound, complex sentences) I love the economy and precision of your words. I'll be back.

Jean said...

Atavist - Welcome, sir.
I'll be visiting your blog also.

Anonymous said...

.... I like this one very much..... there is much to be said about the idea of continually consisting... and remaining constant....

Eric

Jean said...

Eric - stable, reliable. Thank you.

sparrow said...

Poetry and pith once again, my dear.

Having just spent some time in those breakers, the picture is even clearer. Stormtroopers is a great image!

Jean said...

Sparrow - I'm likin' this pithy image :)Thank you.
...however, it looks like I spelled 'stormtroopers' wrong. Dang!

sparrow said...

But "Storm troopers" is OK too, it's the waves as troopers created by a storm!

Jean said...

Sparrow - hmmm...a bit of poetic license, eh?

sparrow said...

Absolutely.

AspergantuS said...

I have been remiss
Storm Troopers coming in strong
Luke, where is my sword?

Haiku

Jean said...

Mick - Bravo!