Comments : Nautilus

  • 1 week ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    I shivered a bit reading this, from the reference in the title to the way I connected to this that goes beyond personification if a mollusk. What struck me is that if we are content or at peace, we may not have specific words to document it compared to when we are devasted by something. I felt a numbness in this, and also, an inability to understand that. Wanting to propel forward but feeling lost almost, lost in ourselves. It reminded me that sometimes we can drown in self-doubt or the weight of our thoughts. We keep sinking when we are trying to make progress or make a breakthrough.

    That's how I interpreted this piece and I liked the small yet building affirmation that you will be there soon.

    • 1 week ago

      by silvershoes

      Your interpretation is just beautiful.

  • 1 week ago

    by Daniel

    A really interesting piece of personification, or even metaphor. This stirs up so many images as I’m reading it. I’ve never read anything like it, though I’d like more of the mollusc imagery!

    • 1 week ago

      by silvershoes

      I wrote the poem first and then titled it, oddly enough. After reading it over, I thought to myself: huh. I’m a nautilus.