21 Feb

pounding on the gate of discovery
not to be let in
but to break through

learning is a full-contact endeavor

© 2.21.11


* linked at big tent poetry


19 Responses to “breakthrough”

  1. Jingle February 22, 2011 at 7:33 am #

    beautiful…welcome to JP….

    it is refreshing to visit here.


  2. bendedspoon February 22, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    breakthrough…that is very brave 🙂

  3. liv2write2day February 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    You cover a lot in few words. Nice.

  4. Becca Givens February 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    Learning is indeed a full contact endeavor – so is growing! The same but with some differences. Thank you for sharing. I like the clean line look of “from the red chair” … Glad I have discovered you.

  5. Claudia February 23, 2011 at 5:11 am #

    so true…

  6. brian miller February 23, 2011 at 5:31 am #

    ha. yes it is…nicely conveyed…”break on through, to the other side”

  7. Shashi February 24, 2011 at 1:36 am #

    Lovely… I enjoyed the ending very much…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Connect with me at Twitter @VerseEveryDay

  8. Gay February 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    That rush, that thrill, that “moment” of understanding was conveyed so well in this short work. Well done.

  9. Mike Patrick February 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    First time I’ve visited your blog. You have a wonderful crisp style. Why keep your verse so short? Longer poems would showcase you even better. I find your red chair very comfortable. I’ll be back to sit awhile.

    • redchair February 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

      Thank you Mike. I have another blog, with a completely different feel and look, where I publish my longer work, under my name. Red Chair is my blog for my short, concise work. I post here when I am in a certain mindset, and do so anonymously because I don’t wish to invite comparison between the two blogs.

  10. Wayne February 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    I love it….haiku and short can certainly be the best at times…..thanks for sharing ALL these words

  11. kolembo February 25, 2011 at 1:33 am #

    Oh. Very nice. I read it many times. It’s wafer thin. Very nice.

  12. Judy Roney February 25, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Wow! Great poem and a surprise about why the person was knocking.

  13. nan February 26, 2011 at 10:12 am #


  14. Tumblewords February 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    Breakthrough – well worth celebration! Your words are so vivid!

  15. ms pie February 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    i like the idea of engaging in the experience with full contact…

  16. Patrick February 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    I needed to be reminded. Thank you.

  17. Deb February 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

    Yeah. Yeah it is.

  18. Sherry Blue Sky March 13, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    Good one!

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