vertigo of words

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Words inviting, the eyes accepted

the spirit willing, the heart exalted

the mind laboring, the brain revolted

against the lust of learning to be learned;

Woe was to her as her will yet essayed

Amid the vertigo of cogitation whirled

Like a never-ending merry-go-around

Swiveling her head in pandemonium.

 

5 thoughts on “vertigo of words

  1. Veronica

    I love the combination of your exquisite words and the evocative painting, Stephanie! 👏

    Sometimes, being carried away by the vertigo of words is pleasant, even though it turns one’s life into chaos!

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    1. Stephanie Suh Post author

      Thanks Veronica 😃 it’s a poem as a result of a writer’s block; when I try to translate my mentales, that is the language of the mind’s eyes, into actual words, words refuse to manifest as though to defy coming out from within, which is frustrating. Hence the thematics of the poem, which your mind reads and understands. 😇 many beautiful thanks for your kind words 🥰

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      1. Veronica

        The pain of a writer’s block is very familiar to me – more than I’d like to admit!😅

        It is a sign of true talent that even this depressing state has inspired you to write such a great poem!👏

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  2. Stephanie Suh Post author

    Thanks Veronica 😃 it’s a poem as a result of a writer’s block; when I try to translate my mentales, that is the language of the mind’s eyes, into actual words, words refuse to manifest as though to defy coming out from within, which is frustrating. Hence the thematics of the poem, which your mind reads and understands. 😇 many beautiful thanks for your kind words 🥰

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  3. Stephanie Suh Post author

    I was and still am shy of admitting the fact that when I encounter a hill or mountain to climb up a mastery of words, my spirit sinks. But then it is uplifted knowing that you as a fellow word faerie appears and encourages me. Thank you Veronica 🥰

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