Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Art of Falling

When you hit low do you allow yourself to stay down or do you force yourself to get up?
Do you pretend that you are perfectly fine or do you let yourself hit rock bottom?
Is it better to act or to be transparent?

One Art
The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent

to be lost that their loss is no disaster,


Lose something every day. Accept the fluster

of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.

The art of losing isn't hard to master.


Then practice losing farther, losing faster:

places, and names, and where it was you meant

to travel. None of these will bring disaster.


I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or

next-to-last, of three beloved houses went.

The art of losing isn't hard to master.


I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,

some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.

I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster.


-- Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture

I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident

the art of losing's not too hard to master

though it may look like (Write it!) a disaster.

~Elizabeth Bishop

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Getting up is the first thing to do. The intent matters not the time.

No pretending. I would just be me.
And let the world be what it is.

We got nothing to lose except our souls. Rest everything is an illusion.

Anony said...

Nice

WhySoSerious said...

I might lose
everything I have
Everything I had
Everything I want
But losing My self is a real disaster .
The art of losing isn't easy to master .
You can be faster
You can cure with plaster
forgive me chaster
The art of losing isn't tasty like mayo and mustard
And that's why Hitler commit suicide "Master" .

By mE . :]

1001Nights said...
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FourMe said...

anonymous:
You speak of time as if it does not exist and we are immortal. You do know that we have a fairly limited time to be alive right?

Fact 1, this is the land of the living. There are many things to be lost.

Fact 2, land of souls is before life, where our souls meet and roam freely with no comprehension of time till each soul is assigned a vessel and given a life.

Fact 3, we're bound by time. A day has 24 hours, a year 365/366 days. We cannot roam around with no attachment whatsoever and zero acknowledgement of the things that can be lost during that period.

If you were speaking such from a religious view where we are put on this earth as souls whom are expected to simply worship God and do good deeds in order to achieve an eternal life of bliss and spare our souls eternal damnation I would see your point. But I highly doubt this is what you meant.

The illusion that time does not matter is the biggest illusion of all..
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anona:
you nice..
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wss:
hehehe excellent, well said! it all comes down to Hilter..

"But losing My self is a real disaster ." Agreed.. Agreed.. AGREED!