We’re shaped by our past
From the beginning to
the last.
The web of life spinning
the bits and pieces of
our being
As we seek more patterns, seeing
The jewels of bliss
hidden in creases.
And the anger that can erupt
Or depression corrupt
the spaces we regret
And try to prevent.
We find that feelings are lent.
They move on
Then are gone,
Unless we reclaim them
When we can name them.
Play Elvis singing
‘Houndog!’ at full blast
If you want rebellion fast
At least for a while.
It may make you smile
But annoy the neighbours
Distracted from their labours.
Rock and Roll that energiser
for the soul.
A piece of time almost forgotten
But sublime
Yet like life, worth repeating
Until all the pieces are
in place
And the angels are concreting
That final base.


3 thoughts on “A JIG SAW PUZZLE

  1. I like the thoughts about life you’ve eloquently captured, Margaret: our seeking of designs everywhere, ceaselessly; the memories that make us, and music that sends us back to another time. I don’t mind it at all, currently for me the Beatles on vinyl, and the demons preparing the furnace can wait. 🙂


    1. Thank you Steve. I like very much your frog story. Very amusing. Also your thoughts prompted by my poem ‘Jig saw’ have, as you will see, inspired a poem. It’s interesting looking for patterns. I try to do that with art
      work, but I can see that your decorative pieces of inconstant light tend to portray the glory of the insubstantial with its irregular beauty.

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      1. My pleasure, Margaret, and I’m looking forward to your poem. As you’ve probably noticed, to keep up, I work with WordPress in chronological order. I occasionally miss things anyway, even though I try not to.

        Thank you for the lovely description of my art attempts. I would like to find time to do some videos; then you would see how patterns with increasing complexity appear and merge and change. Time is always the problem, unfortunately.

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