Anticipation

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Hours ticking slowly by;
Time passed in anticipation.
The heart performs a somersault;
Craving for some consolation.

Movement has but all encircled;
Our mind remains stiff and still.
Thus feeling leaves us all engrossed;
Survival being a reckless will.

Unable to remain focused;
Soon others shall come by to notice.
Unveiling of the magnum opus.

 

 

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Posted for Flash 55 Plus @ Real Toads

and on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. vandana says:

    Sometimes all we need are some simple , pure words for solace….

    1. adashofsunny says:

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    2. Debi says:

      I agree with Vandana – we all at some time need consolation. Simple words or just a hug.

      1. adashofsunny says:

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  2. X says:

    I fear my reckless/restless energy would get the best of me.
    I am not known for my patience. I feel a bit of that restlessness in your words.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  3. Gail says:

    Good read.

    Like the art, too.

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  4. kaykuala says:

    The heart performs a somersault;
    Craving for some consolation.

    Very good lines Sanaa. That is how it is with the heart when in despair!

    Hank

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  5. The use of “our” stood out for me. Mystery is worked in nicely for this poem.

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  6. blogoratti says:

    A great work to be unveiled, some anticipation of something unknown, not yet revealed, but one that matters…like the skies opening up just before sunrise. A trueness to self, a part of us can sometimes be revealed at a later time.

    Greetings friend!

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  7. Kerry O'Connor says:

    I guess every person hopes for the day their magnum opus will be revealed. Sadly, for many, that day does not always come.

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  8. Jae Rose says:

    I suppose the great work inside us changes with time and anticipation..i love the sense of excitement..the joy in preparing for a big reveal – whatever that may be

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  9. Old Egg says:

    How we all crave recognition for our creativity. Painters and visual art walk among the viewers listening for comments and poets and other writers long for feed back and count their visits on posting sites. Do we touch people by what we have created that is the question?

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  10. Thotpurge says:

    Though it may seem elusive, the definition of the magnum opus may in itself change with time.. the trick is to recognize it when it unveils.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  11. Manicddaily says:

    Sanaa, it is so difficult to expose one’s self–a lot of nervousness and sadness too– all interesting. Thanks. k.

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  12. I think it did make it easier to read the last line first. Maybe you could make that the title as well as repeating it as last line? However I don’t know for sure, because I will never know if I would have understood it otherwise! In another way, I don’t know how much that matters, as it is the feeling which you convey so well, regardless of what it is attached to.

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  13. Mary says:

    I do like the idea of a heart performing a somersault…great metaphor. I am trying to figure out who the ‘our’ is & why one would not use the word ‘my’ in this situation. Good that the magnum opus is revealed in the end…this draws the poem to a great conclusion.

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  14. Sumana Roy says:

    I wonder if it’s the anticipation of the artist himself…though I doubt if I have read the poem correctly….

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  15. nan says:

    The anticipation in this poem is palpable. Nice write.

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  16. The most important work in a person’s life is fueled with anticipation, indeed… So much work, so much waiting, rarely knowing until the work reveals itself.

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  17. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    The one who craves consolation is often disappointed, but when the craving is satisfied, it is heaven to the soul.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  18. Bjorn says:

    I think our need for consolation can be endless sometimes.. It can be hard to fill.

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  19. Susan says:

    I can relate the feeling so much to my first publications. I had thought the ground would swell and burst. I’m still waiting. Of course, those two small events may be only steps toward the real Magnum Opus which might even be the pattern of my life, unknown until the period is at the end.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  20. gillena says:

    Luv the air of mystery. The butterflies in the stomach. And yet we are left still in breath. Awaiting the unveiling.

    Much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  21. So true! The heart really needs some consolation and soothing words from time to time.
    A wonderful read 🙂

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  22. I see the artist’s anticipation here…for his/her great work to be revealed …no maybe to be recognized…this is how I felt when I first submitted poems for publication.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  23. Keen anticipation……I see Sumana guessed it! Very clever!

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  24. The Magnus Opus can be a metaphor for achievement, whatever that may be ~ a work of art, spiritual growth, recognition ~ we all crave acceptance and validation for our life’s efforts. Beautiful poem, Saana. Your write so well and wisely for such a young age.

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  25. Wendy Bourke says:

    This is lovely – an awesome articulation of the basic human desire for consolation.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  26. Elizabeth says:

    That somersault says so much about the roller coaster ride that moves from anticipation to dread and back again,

    Elizabeth

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  27. Other Mary says:

    I think we are all looking for consolation or perhaps validation with our art.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  28. Jamztoma says:

    Hi Sanaa,

    thanks for this. sometimes we need compassion from others to survive. i love how you prepare everyone for the finale: the magnum opus.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  29. G L Meisner says:

    You’ve really caught that feeling well.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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