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Encounter

 

Late at night, on a foggy mountain path,

I met a monk, clad in gold, on a black mare.

He held out a hand; I climbed behind him

and saw the hole in his back.

 

 

 

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

what a cliffhanger goldenlangur. the ending made me smile. i didnt see that one coming. i hope you were being humorous if not what a story to tell your children or nieces and nephews. i am going to read this one to my 6 year old nephew mason my brother's andrew's son and see how he reacts to the poem lol next weekend.

 

victor

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Hi GL

 

Your poems are getting shorter even than mine. Time is so limited eh?

 

Does this mean that hitchin' a ride with a monk helps you see your way more clearly?

 

Cheers

 

Mike

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goldenlangur

Thank you Victor for giving this a close look.

 

I must confess the story is my imagination gone wild and your review made me realize that it is indeed spooky!

 

I'd love to know what your nephew mason thinks - kids don't mince their words!

 

 

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Hi Mike,

 

Good to see you around! You're spot on - my poems are getting shorter and time is never enough!

 

What an excellent shot !:

 

Billydo wrote:

 

..Does this mean that hitchin' a ride with a monk helps you see your way more clearly?

 

Mike

 

 

With a hole in the back - it would icon_wink.gif

 

 

Lovely to hear from you icon_smile.gif

 

 

 

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Aleksandra

Goldenlagur you are very enigmatic here. This poem, and then when I read your response to Mike

Billydo wrote:

 

..Does this mean that hitchin' a ride with a monk helps you see your way more clearly?

 

Mike

goldenlangur wrote:

With a hole in the back - it would
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That made me to think a lot. It is some ironical touch of happenings. The poem Encounter gives another dimension of thinking and existence.

 

Does that hole in the back of the monk presents that encountering? - good metaphor GL

 

and you give nice picturesque imagery here:

I met a monk, clad in gold, on a black mare.

 

Very thoughtful piece

 

Alek

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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Hi Aleksandra,

 

I like your reading very much:

 

 

aleksandra wrote:

.... gives another dimension of thinking and existence.

 

 

Alek

 

So glad that you enjoyed the descriptions of the monk icon_biggrin.png

 

 

Thank you.

 

goldenlangur

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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I can't say that the part about the hole in his back made me smile. It reminded me of images I had seen of recent events in Myanmar. The fact that the mare is black is significant.

 

I wonder if the narrator has decided to "take up his cross" and follow in the monk's footsteps. But even if s/he has not heard a calling and is just along for the ride, the underlying message is there: death is not final.

 

Perhaps my reading is totally off ...

 

Tony

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Encounter

 

Late at night, on a foggy mountain path,

I met a monk, clad in gold, on a black mare.

He held out a hand; I climbed behind him

and saw the hole in his back.

 

 

 

goldenlangur

 

I know this feeling...I know it quite well....have gone through it in recent years...

 

This was wonderfully done. One of your best poems... I will save this one with me..

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Hi Tony,

 

Not at all. You reading gives a very interesting angle and I like the idea that "death is not final" very much:

tonyv wrote:

 

I wonder if the narrator has decided to "take up his cross" and follow in the monk's footsteps. But even if s/he has not heard a calling and is just along for the ride, the underlying message is there: death is not final.

 

Perhaps my reading is totally off ...

 

Tony

 

 

Thank you,

 

goldenlangur

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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goldenlangur

Hi summayya,

 

So glad that this resonated with you:

 

 

summayya wrote:

 

...I know this feeling...I know it quite well....have gone through it in recent years...

And thank you as ever for your incredibly generous support of my writing efforts. I'm touched that you should want to mark this piece.

 

 

 

goldenlangur

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

hi goldenlangur my nephew went out of town this weekend with my ex sister-in-law for a family vacation so i did not get a chance to ask him about this poem. next weekend i will ask my nephew mason what he thinks of this short poem. i found it to be interesting and surprising as you know.

 

victor

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goldenlangur

Hi Victor,

 

Your thought of asking your nephew his opinion was most generous.

 

But please don't worry if this doesn't happen.

 

But bless you for the thought and kindness. icon_biggrin.png

 

 

goldenlangur

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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