The Quiet Earth  

intierzha 43M
311 posts
4/2/2006 12:48 am

Last Read:
10/16/2006 3:35 pm

The Quiet Earth


This post is a bit of a continuation of the previous, so perhaps to understand it a little more I encourage you to read it as well. (Actually, I encourage you to read all of them, but I can only ask for so much, lol) Again, place as an inspiration can do many things, and I know I was cynical when I wrote it. Looking back, though, I understand the need for the late catharsis of sorts, for it allowed me to recognize traits I saw in myself when married. Traits I recognized all too late. But that, I suppose, was what some of that trip abroad was about. Understanding how I got to that place, and how to move onward. Since I have, the poem served its purpose. I still like it though, even if it feels far more moody and cynical than I am these days.

'The Quiet Earth'

In the depth of my heart,
I knew what had to be...

You believed in the best of me
Tho' saw the worst in my eyes;
I gave you little in return,
Save the burden of my pride.

Is that the price I would pay
To be damned by my love?

You wanted everything for me
Yet understood the pain borne within;
I held back all my fears,
'Til their fury could not be contained.

In the tumult of this life,
I could not compromise.

You remain in the depth of my heart
But lost to the quiet of my soul;
I, of course, cannot give anymore
For my world has grown far too cold.

So many years gone...
All that lingers is the silence.

C.

BaronessK 52F

6/6/2006 4:17 am

I'm a natural speed reader...but you still have to give me a little time {with 8 pages to your credit so far}! I am really enjoying your writing; so much of it sounds like what I write like {so, well, of course I like your stuff, too! }.

I have 3 more pages to go, so I'm doing pretty good...if I'd quit going back to reread! Keep up the most excellent, interesting 'work'!


intierzha replies on 6/6/2006 9:59 am:
Wow, I commend you on trying to wade through my stuff, lol. I'm a speed reader too, but my problem is that it does not feel as natural to read at a computer (even with a good screen) as a book does, so I limit my reading at times to keep my eyes from hurting too much.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read. It's rare someone gets past the first page, lol. I will certainly do some more reading of your blog when I get the chance, but I just got in from one convention and about to do another (thankfully it is local).

C.

BaronessK 52F

6/14/2006 4:16 am

At least you didn't claim I was a 'glutton for punishment' or some such drivel! Actually, to try to be as concise and exact as possible...I don't feel as if I'm 'wading'...more like a lovely midsummer drifting in the pool of your consciousness {and subconsciousness as well, at times}. It's not murky or anything, by the way!

As for reading mine...where angels and devils fear to tread, my dear! There, but for the grace of God....


* Addendum from geekess to geek -- anti-glare screen on comp as well as glasses {if you wear them; can't really ascertain from that waaaayyyy far off picture!}? I've found that it worked 'wonders' with the anti-glare, especially on the glasses {including night driving for those damn halogens and/or brights}. *


intierzha 43M

6/14/2006 12:28 pm

    Quoting BaronessK:
    At least you didn't claim I was a 'glutton for punishment' or some such drivel! Actually, to try to be as concise and exact as possible...I don't feel as if I'm 'wading'...more like a lovely midsummer drifting in the pool of your consciousness {and subconsciousness as well, at times}. It's not murky or anything, by the way!

    As for reading mine...where angels and devils fear to tread, my dear! There, but for the grace of God....

    * Addendum from geekess to geek -- anti-glare screen on comp as well as glasses {if you wear them; can't really ascertain from that waaaayyyy far off picture!}? I've found that it worked 'wonders' with the anti-glare, especially on the glasses {including night driving for those damn halogens and/or brights}. *
Thanks for the tip on the glasses... and yes I do wear them. (on the picture, I just wanted to give everyone the full effect, lol... um, and it was my only good picture

C.


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