Sunday, September 02, 2007

Chief End of Man

(Response to Sunday Scribblings prompt, 'The End'.)

Back then was occasion
to unravel a tangle of twine.
'First find the end,' she'd suggest
and slowly she'd tease out the rest
knot by knot.

No place now for small ends.
Surround sound destiny
animates the wide wall screen.

10 comments:

Rena said...

Thought provoking! It does seem like we're being swallowed up sometimes.

gautami tripathy said...

I like that title. And the thought.

paisley said...

i used to think it so simple to assimilate,, to stay current,, to remain one with the world around me... but i have found somewhere along the line,,, that same world that was once mine... has moved on and left me behind...still looking for the short ends.......

Alok said...

an unending quest ... an ever slipping away time ...

alok

Crafty Green Poet said...

"surround sound destiny" - excellent phrase!

Patois said...

So well said in so few words. I rather prefer the twine.

Inconsequential said...

Have to confess.
I don't get it.

I like the first bit, reminds me of the Norns, and of a short story read long ago...

Not sure how to meld the second part to first...

:)

Oh well, I guess that means it's an excellent write :)

I've spent far too long popping in and out trying to fathom this!

Lol, if you feel the desire to explain, I'd quite like to know...

Catch you later...

Radagast said...

This reminds me of "A Big Ball of String" which I read as a child.

ish said...

Thanks for the positive comments everyone. Inc I have tried 2 or 3 times this week to comment on this and I feel bad with you putting in the effort because it needs more content. Its too ambiguous. And it seems much less finished than when I first put it up. Up front its about word play , playing with 'end' also meaning destiny or destination etc. We have replaced the pursuit of trivial ends (string sorting) with the wonders of high tech entertainment. Have we arrived? Is this what its all about?

Inconsequential said...

Ah, that helps :)

Thanks.

Good write.