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  Aha Awakened
by Odin Roark
Friday, July 13, 2012
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Reflecting on how easy it is to judge, how hard it is at times to just allow… even harder to arrive at a personified understanding.

Aha Awakened

From where comes the aha
The moment of clarity
The split second company of epiphany?

So often we peer out
From our myriad base camps
See little
Turn our ears
Hear but noise

Aha waits patiently

Even as our curiosity remembers
Tree-line's northern moss
Urging further ascent to higher plateaus
Fragrance of crystalline air remains at the wait
Understanding consciousness is winded
Drawing on exhausted senses
Seemingly void of spirit
While languished trust
Continues its struggle
To remember innocence lost

Aha knows well the journey

Fate's untimely glacial fields
Give cause to cling tenaciously
To one's layered paralysis
Wanting to discover
But fearful of passion's temperature
A shift in climatic mood
When weeping might begin its purge
Thawing quickly the resistance
Releasing sediments of pain and fear
Cascading across layers of record
Creating escaping tributaries
To merge at lake's shore
Where ebb and tide mingle old and new
Regrets and glory
Joy and sorrow
Freedom's anvil inviting paradox be forged

Vivid reflections alert one's aura
Attention is finally paid

Soaring eagles share strident cries
Languid frogs croak their humorous jest
One is dared to jump
As Sun's rays warm decision
Moon's glow bathes hesitance
Readying the calm of wisdom

Revelation offers its purity of breath
Enabling a sudden exhale
Cold's numbness condenses
Evaporating into enigma
Cacophonous voices of the quiet
Life's precarious scale
Rights the balance


That rarity of rarities
The tomorrows of yesterday
The questions and answers
Cognizance comforts ignorance
As beneficence bids one's heart
Remain open

Such a gentle moment

Aha awakened




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Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 7/14/2012
We all have the "aha awakened" awareness, it is how we perceive all these moments and how we have them make sense unto ourselves. For each it will always be different for our cognizant understanding. But at that specific moment, we become internally blessed unto ourselves. Enlightening within is the greatest gift we can give ourselves, for it is a personal gratifying knowing.

Beautiful intellectual deep write Odin Roark

Love and Light


(Laughing at Ed Matlack)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/13/2012
That is a blessed moment. Great write.
Reviewed by Shirley Houston 7/13/2012
This is a most enlightening & profound write, poet! Alas, "aha moments" comes not all at once, but over the course of a lifetime..Love this!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 7/13/2012
Ditto's Ed . . .
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/13/2012
Dude, u are a poets poet, touching on all manner of intellectual subjects that I only wish I could write about...I really enjoy reading your stuff, now I just wish I could understand them all...
;-) ed

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