|Reviewed by Peter Kautsky
|I'll have to joint the parade of appreciation for this work... very insightful and instructive of the nature of existence. I benefited from reading and will read more of your poems. Pete|
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|Contemplating such a manouvre sure does create a mountain, for what puts us in that frame of mind to begin with, was a mountain we hadnt climbed yet.
An amazingly focussed analogy here Jude, glad I found it whilst looking for the other :):)
Blessings to you
|Reviewed by Stanley Alston
|Well spoken, it reminds me of a spiritual encounter once experienced.|
|Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
|Really enjoyed this. A very uplifting perspective.
Birgit and Roger
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|And the shore is a backward wave. Sea ya, bye, bye. ;-)
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|Funny how we set ourselves in a certain place within our mind, only to awaken one day and realize that we remain earthbound for whatever time we are granted here. There is nothing wrong with dreams, the soaring exercises our soul and prepares it for the next level, but we must remember that for the brief time we spend here, terra-firma is where our feet belong; there is pleanty for us to work on from the ground in this season of our lives.
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Sounds like you have been doing some pretty deep thinking lately and I thank you for sharing yourself with us :-)|
|Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth
|This speaks of the journeys we all have in life. We go up, but we also go down. We all feel like we're outside the world from time to time and that's what this says to me. Write on!|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|This is quite a perspective that you present and share, Jude. Much fodder for the mind to feed on. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
|Letting go can be a vehicle for self-transcendence. If you chop down a tree that is blocking your view on your way down from the cliff, each stroke of the ax unsettles the tree but leaves its mark on you as well, driving deeper into your being by determination to have your own way in the world. Liberation cannot occur if one is not first detached from the world. One has to withdraw from the cosmic circuit, for without doing so, one can never succeed in finding or mastering oneself. This implies a preliminary detachment from matter. The emphasis is laid on human effort on self-discipline, to bind together, to yoke, to hold fast, therefore A Cliff is an Upward Mountain after detachment. Climb on up, Jude!
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|ALWAYS onward and upward, SuperJude... what other direction IS there?! Standing still is not an option as THAT's just losing ground, and going back impossible - you aren't the same person you were even yesterday... certainly I'm not!! I like the concept of being suspended on an invisible tableland that is wide open with room to breathe and "be"... like concrete under your feet. Actually, the logic might well be to let go and just relax into it... if you're being suspended by the heights of reason, surely it is only by giving in to the unreasonableness of doubt that will cause you to plummet, no? Like biblical water-walking. All the blur down below sounds like confusion to me anyways, so best not descend to it. Nah, keep the lungs and mind clear up above the clouds, making use of the ones you have in your hands to bed down on for a quick nap before starting on the next leg of the climb. And, if you ARE above it all (all what??!!), then sounds like you have good reason to smile. After all, those of us who are permanently "bogged down" are usually hysterical, aren't we?? :)) Hangin off or hangin on, I like this hangin around write.. but, as for me, I just gotta shoot... Be well SOOOOOOOON!! LOL Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Cynth'ya email@example.com
|In all things Bro. Robert, let us remain grounded; and at the same time, reach beyond the clouds and soar with our grandest visions.
|Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
|Brilliant concept brilliantly conceived. You are so right. When all else fails, l a u g h. (Just don't laugh so hard you let go.;)
Take a bow!! 'Pea' <3
|Reviewed by David Young
|Your verse is alway a treasure to read.|
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|Really Cliff Is Only One Way Down-- Only Thing You Got To Hold On To Is Yourself,i.e. Unless You as I Win $10 Millions Bucks-
Until Then--- Nobody Knows We Even Exist...
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|Ah so much truth in this and a great
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|Fascinating write, Jude...sometimes climbing the mountain, is much easier that letting go
love and peace, Carole
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
I concur with Eileen below completely
You should have let go...then we would have discovered what lied down there...:)
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Profound. That is a word I seldom use, but it fits here much better than the gloves of OJ's. LOL You have captured the moment of discovery quite well and you should be duly pleased with yourself. "Into the possibility / Of remaining balanced" Says it all.|
|Reviewed by Joyce Hale
|Jude, this is stunning!
*Today I feel like Iím hanging off a cliff
So whatís the sense of holding on?*
For some reason, I notice you were hanging *off* a cliff instead of *onto* a cliff! I loved this aberration, and it gave even more of a sense of dangling. Of course, we each see what we want to in a write, and maybe it means nothing. (:D
|Reviewed by Brian Pellerino
Nicely navigated. I got the sense of epiphany and reapplication.
Excellent visuals as per your usual.
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Gripping and insightful words here Jude that look at the struggle of man and life. We sometimes tend to get hung up on one ledge on the climb to the top of the mountain but looks like you figured that one out already. Great piece.
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|as always, nicely done|
|Reviewed by Betty Torain
|Robert thanks for a very touching POEM. I cannot elaborate as I wish but, I hear you. There's Only The Inner Conviction To Recapture Focus.
You are right, The Cliff Is Now A Mountain To Climb.
Love, Betty Torain
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Oh that's why I want to get me a helicopter...guess the jumping and climing would be much easier.....wanna lift??
Thanks for this insightful piece my friend....did those flu-bugs subside?
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Well, drag your butt up over that edge,
And to life you must make a pledge,
Moving right along, in future stay away from the ledge,
No one can between you and your good karma, make a wedge...Ed
|Reviewed by L. Figgins
|We fly, forgetting we are wingless birds. Oh if we could only maintain the momentum. But then, we would be angels. I gasp at the openess of this introspective write with no little amount of envy.
Truly a fine write. I leave you with a verse from a well-loved poet:
O' dear spirit raise your sails up high
And catch the healing winds
As they flourish around your eyes...
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|You should have given it a try and let go;-)Hope the mountain is kind to you...
|Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
|Glad to know your "inner conviction" focused, made you laugh, hold on and climb. I can't ever remember reading such sadness in your work, but glad it had a happy ending|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Don't you dare let go. Grab on; climb that mountain, and glorious vistas await your arrival. A powerful write, very well expressed.
(((((HUGS))))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
|Amazing the challenges we face. Enjoyed.|