May 30, 2011

An Unlived Answer


The photopoetry below was created as part of the One Shot Wednesday on One Stop Poetry, a place where poets, writers and artists meet.

The photography work has also been exhibited at Being There, a charity photo exhibition at Pelita Hati Art Gallery in conjunction of 2011's World Hepatitis Day:



Life does not write back letters;
it blows petals of flowers.

Life does not reply whispers;
it rains on flowing rivers.

If you had to wonder,
would life have an answer?

Now why hear;
when you can listen?

But why wait;
when you can live?

31 comments:

  1. nice..love those last two stanzas...and the questions they leave for us to answer...well played one shot

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  2. Live today ..that's all we are promised.

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  3. I'm in agreement with Ayala. Why worry about things we have no control over. Life is too short already..live and enjoy today.

    Nicely done!

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  4. You had me at life does not write back letters - I had goosebumps reading it, glorious thoughts in every line.

    Startling is the word.

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  5. Life is a gift, all you can do is live for today... words to live by!

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  6. Good question well poemed. Nice work.

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  7. nice work indeed, I like this a lot.

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  8. To sum up live what a good job

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  9. Beautiful! I nodded my head in agreement through every line.

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  10. Nice writing good flow up to the concluding final stanzas, and I especially like the images you give us at the beginning.

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  11. smart words...
    well stated.

    Happy Rally.

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  12. Beautiful.
    Love the second and third stanza

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  13. Why wait, when you can live?

    yes. so true and poignant this piece of poetry, and I admire that sentiment. I will try to redirect my friend here, she could really use the inspiration you share here! Thank you!

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  14. Such an intriguing poem. Brilliant words and a message to the wise.

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  15. What a creative poem on life.

    I read and reread and reread and enjoyed it more and more and more.

    Genebrother

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  16. very true :)

    very well written :)

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  17. Thank you that was very nice. Soft, questioning flow to this. Went nicely with the picture. You ending this on such a nice sentiment too. Thanks for sharing:)

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  18. loved the first two lines.. and the ending lines are just retrospective speculations.. just that you made us think about it.. your poetry just gave me an idea to write something. :)

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  19. Such a lovely flow and so true rather than waiting for things to come to us, we should be out living and enjoying our lives

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  20. Now why hear;
    when you can listen?

    This is my favorite line because I have also said this to myself and fail miserably to listen many times. Great Poem!!

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  21. Why wait when you can live - well said!

    Nice job!

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  22. a very well penned poem..thought-provoking and masterfully constructed within its simplicity and depth. thanks for sharing.

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  23. Loved the first stanza especially.
    Love the setup of your blog as well. What a talent!

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  24. But why wait;
    when you can live? ...Nice

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  25. Live today because we can't control tomorrow. Loved the poem and the questions.

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  26. Very simple. Naturalistic without being sappy. I liked it.

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  27. Very Simple .. but very very very Exciting ...
    Here's mine poetry work ..
    http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/satisfy-the-hunger-of-success/

    HAPPY RALLY !! xD

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  28. Your poetry rustles the sense of will.
    Very beautiful!

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  29. love the 1st two stanzas - well stated -nice poem

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