Sunday, January 5, 2014

Puzzle Pieces


on a path to nowhere
I sit, arms crossed
gazing downward
at strewn puzzle pieces
of whys and why not's

a puzzle with infinite sides
numerous parts missing
for life doesn't come in a box
with a picturesque image
and all the pieces

Linking up with Poets United and Imaginary Garden With Real Toads.

39 comments:

  1. Sometimes a path to nowhere can be liberating. I love this. May I just pop into this picture for the day? Lovely, Kathryn! Simply LOVELY!

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    1. Thanks Tracy, liberating . . . I like that.

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  2. Oh, it's a tough path we blaze in life. Sometimes it is all we can do, to sit and ponder our direction for a while. This was gorgeous! And that photo is amazing!

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  3. So many times the trip to find our destination is more fulfilling than the end of the trail..

    Really fine poem and picture

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  4. smiles...and there are plenty of those questions we will never have answers or truly understand how the pieces fit in the whole until much later...life is def not easy to figure, but we stumble forward....

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  5. I love this metaphor of life as a puzzle without all the pieces and with no picture to tell us how to put things together. We have to do the best we can to build a life that works for us. Your poetry always makes me think.

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    1. I love metaphors, its like they tell their own story.

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  6. for life doesn't come in a box
    with a picturesque image
    and all the pieces


    ...ain't this the truth...felt.

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  7. These puzzles when connected together make our life wonderful.

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  8. You have pieced together the perfect fit of picture and poetry. I will hold this image a long time.

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    1. What a great compliment Michael, thank you.

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  9. This is a sublime poetic observation about life and your picture compliments the words perfectly.

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    1. Thanks Kerry, I love combining words and images.

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  10. I think that is part of the puzzle, to figure out it all fits together ~ Wishing you a good day despite the chilly weather ~

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  11. So true, life may present us with all the pieces; but we have to find a way to put them together in a way that works well for us. We may not be on a path to nowhere, but perhaps a somewhere whose destination we don't know but there are many interesting stops along the way.

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    1. It definitely makes for some interesting stops. :)

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  12. You mentioned Poets United, but hadn't put a link in Poetry Pantry; so I linked it there for you.... you can delete this comment if you wish. Hope you are having a happy new year so far.

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    1. Thanks Mary, I submitted it a couple of times yesterday but my computer seemed to be playing up so I guess it didn't go through.

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  13. I LOVE this! "for life doesnt come.....with all the pieces."

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  14. Love the comparison of life and puzzle.

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  15. exactly so… really love this!

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  16. great write.. with a theme that I think everyone faces at different times...

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    1. Thanks Robert . . . there's comfort in knowing we're not alone.

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  17. absolutely love this poem...I have felt this way many times.

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    1. Thanks, I love it when people relate.

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  18. No it doesn't..life being a puzzle so true...and its edges are constantly changing..Great write!

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  19. Oh now what a great descibtive piece. Next time I sit down to plan I'll reread this.

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  20. Yes, sometimes life doesn't come with all the pieces, but we can make the best with what we've got :)

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  21. What a perfect reflection and one we should not be too hard on ourselves. Puzzles often come missing a piece - at least in my case. Once I had my daughter fashion a piece to fill it in. No one noticed it but me. :) I hope to be back soon to see what else you have been up to… Holidays have me a bit behind. Happy New Year.

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  22. Life is a wonderful (if oft confusing) puzzle - but sometimes I do wish the picture was on the box...
    Have a brilliant New Year - and may finding the pieces come easy.
    Anna :o]

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  23. "For life doesn't come in a box".....sometimes I wonder why the hell not (ha), but then again I guess we couldn't plan our own path to somewhere. You are on a roll here friend!

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  24. Love this, words and image. It captures where I've been lately.

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    1. It seems many of us experience this at times. Hope you're doing well my friend, I miss you.

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