Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Woven Strands



A  braid 
wisdom in  length 
extensions of my  thoughts 
 woven  as  one  mind ,  heart   and  soul
 balance
~
 alone 
 soft  single  strands
 together  woven  force
weaving  past  ,  present   and   future 
in sync

posted for dVerse hosted by Anthony
writing about hair

44 comments:

  1. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken...when individuals are brought together they become more...i like the thought too of the past present and future being a cord together as well...

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    1. Always nice to see you at the top of the comments. I so enjoy reading your thoughts.

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  2. Extensions of my thoughts - wow!

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    1. Letting my thoughts extend outside the box..

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  3. Very cool how this looks a bit like a braid--this works so well as a metaphor.

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  4. Braids of wisdom; very cool, I love the look of French braids on all women. My grandfather did show me at five years old, "Here, break this twig," which I did; then he added five more sticks, into a bundle, "Now break that." I couldn't. A lesson in life; nice take on the prompt, T.

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    1. Glenn,

      I enjoyed the story about the twigs and it was a vital lesson to learn in life. Your grandfather was a wise man.

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  5. Excellent structure of the poem and use of hair as a metaphor. Extensions of my thoughts was very well done!

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  6. Lovley. Something we all need to take to heart and gather good friends about us. Yes, wise poetic words.

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    1. We are stronger in life sometimes with the help of others.

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  7. Cool metaphor and I like the 'present and future' aspect!

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    1. I think we need to understand all three as the past, present and future define us in the journey. Thanks for visiting.

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  8. A beautiful mind is a wave or strands of hair in balance.. each neuron of curl swimming about in endless connection of flow in living color..:)

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    1. I really like your comment..thoughts swimming around in the mind in living color.

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  9. The metaphor for the strength of unity.. a single strand can't take it, but a braid will carry the weight.. so true

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    1. That is true Bjorn and sometimes we need to have help to carry our load.

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  10. Its been so long since I have a braids but I do admire people who can keep them long & healthy ~ As a metaphor I like the woven force ~

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    1. My grandmother used to braid my hair as a child and tell me stories. I guess I was thinking of her a bit when I wrote this poem.

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  11. Extensions of my thoughts :) I like it.

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  12. a woven force... I love how you used braided hair as a metaphor for unity and togetherness...

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    1. Anthony, thanks for the cool prompt it really got my mind working.

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  13. LOVE the metaphors you use here. Very creative and thought-provoking, Truedessa.

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  14. Very deep, and I'm loving the "Woven" metaphors. :)

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    1. Thanks David and congratulations on your new book release "Woven"
      I will def be reading this one.

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  15. Weaving together the strands sure are stronger and last a whole lot longer

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    1. Pat that is so true let us weave some magic.

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  16. I really like the idea that braids are an extension of one's thoughts....and the idea that the past, present, and future are in sync!

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    1. Thanks Mary, when they are in sync there is balance.

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  17. a braid of hair as an extension of one's thoughts...I like that!...although that might mean that, as I have no braids, I have no thoughts? lol

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    1. I think we all have thoughts whether we have hair or not..those transmitters in our brain are always sparking.

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  18. Braids as extensions of your thoughts...beautiful turn of a phrase as many others have noted.

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  19. Woven together is much stronger than single strands alone for sure. I like the metaphor here.

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  20. I love using braids or plaits as imagery in writing. You have honored them here!

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  21. Such delight! I think you have a typing mistake in the title :)

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    1. Thanks Dez - I made a correction :)

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