01 May 2012

Matryoshka, A Challenge



i twist and open
there inside do i find myself
i inhale, i exhale

i twist and open
there inside do i find myself
i pray, i murmur

i twist and open
there inside do i find my shadow
with passion and force

i twist and open
there inside do i find my shadow
with fear and trembling

i twist and open
there inside do i find
with darkness and space
being and nothingness
reaching back into the depths
of my soul, the world-soul
reaching back into the depths
of depths


Challenge I: Matroyshka Dolls






10 comments:

  1. What we're just like that: empty shells with decorated surfaces?

    p.s.

    So you actually twist nesting dolls? I have not encountered a real nesting doll ever!

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  2. i think your blog captured the decorated surfaces side of the dolls while i captured the emptiness... lol

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    1. that's a way to put it! and funny how we both pointed out that an identity is lost either way.

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  3. Now I am wondering why I haven't noticed the emptiness that the dolls have. It seems every time I look at the picture, I always see the beauty in it. You really amaze me LOF. This is lovely.

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  4. Love the fresh angle most of all. I was too engrossed with the Matryoshka being a set that I didn't really thought of the individual pieces holding nothing but another piece with nothingness. Awesomeness ng bonggels. :D

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  5. Are you familiar with Sia's Breathe Me? I used it in a post once, meteenks. That song was playing while I was reading your post. It started to drizzle just a little bit and I felt like I was 13 again. I can't really explain it but it was a wonderful experience. Thanks, LOF! :)

    I'm not really sure what personal circumstances triggered this but to me, it's a lot like how we do a lot of things to look pretty... i guess that explains the sia reference. to me, it feels like the person's twisting is actually shoving a few fingers down his throat so he can feel good. and it's scary and he knows he should stop but he's still twisting and opening.

    that being said, there's something about that last stanza that doesn't seem to flow right. i can see how the first four feel and how they roll off your tongue and i'd love to see the same sense of rhythm applied to the entire thing. :p

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  6. it was intended to be a glide into a different rhythm, but not intended to be one that was jarring. not familiar with sia.

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    1. Maybe it's just me. I always have this voice in my head that reads posts when I bloghop. He might've been having one of those days.

      Spiral used the song in one of his posts too. It's nice! :) The bulimic references are very interesting.

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