Monday, August 1, 2016

self-portrait (today)

today i wear aging
not aged, not old

not fond of violet shades
their hues -  today i dress it (daring)

i hold the sky today, at
distance (green leaves cover my blues)

one would know me, but I
would dismiss it

older, not aged

bkmackenzie
copyright 2016


linked to dversepoets self-portrait

33 comments:

  1. Older, not aged.....I'm with you there! So nice to see you at the dVerse bar today. Hope you'll mosey around a bit and see the snapshots of others too. For me, I'm rejuvenated -- definitely not retired! :)

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  2. Very strong, beautifully spoken piece. I too love the older,not aged. I also like the small case used. Love this line:
    their hues - today i dress it (daring)

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  3. Green leaves cover my blues -- a line worthy of the blues. I see you breaking lines, giving your poem a shuffle step that allows for the humming of a delta song. Nicely written.

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    1. Thank you Charles I like that. A "delta song"...bkm

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  4. I like this a lot. People tend to forget that age is also a state of mind.

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    1. Ditto on the state of mind...the heart is the true measure...bkm

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  5. I love love the positive attitude towards aging and this line too:

    today i dress it (daring)

    i hold the sky today-

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    1. Thanks Grace.. Positive is the best way to address this life....bkm

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  6. I love "green leaves cover my blues". Me, too. Great write, bkm. So nice to see you in the blogosphere.

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    1. Thank you Sherry glad to be back...bkm

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  7. Love this part:
    i hold the sky today, at
    distance (green leaves cover my blues)

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  8. Barbara, it's been ages and from one aging woman to another, you go, girl. Hope to see you more often at dVerse.

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    1. Thank you Victoria . Hope to be around it has been a crazy couple of years - older, a bit wiser...bkm

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  9. Aromatic cheese and musty wine are aged. I'll handle old as it comes! Love your progression throughout!

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    1. Thanks Walt... Wine and cheese (Yes)...bkm

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  10. Gayle Walters RoseAugust 1, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    I like how you put "aging, not aged, not old" and "today I dress it (daring)/I hold the sky today,". Great write!

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    1. Thank you Gayle.. I am glad you liked it and glad you stopped by...bkm

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  11. Beautifully posed. Found you at Gayle's site.

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    1. Thank you Renee and thank you for stopping by...bkm

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  12. I like the rhythm and flow of this. Very calming and creative.

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  13. "older, not aged" aha...i like to wear this too :)

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  14. I shall be keeping these words close to my heart next week when I hit a big birthday that I'm not looking forward to:

    today i wear aging
    not aged, not old

    i hold the sky today, at
    distance (green leaves cover my blues)

    Thank you for words of strength and beauty.

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    1. Thank you very much Kim...I appreciate your kind words...bkm

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  15. This oozes of confidence, empowerment and acceptance of aging...not old. Especially love the imagery of holding the sky.

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    1. Thank you Mish... Acceptance is the key word in life...bkm

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  16. Lovely poem of self. I will turn 65 in November and am still a climber of trees and player in the snow. Aged is truly for wine, cheese, and books.

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