Tears

by Em (marmite)   Jul 16, 2019


Tears
Evaporate
As
Ropes
Snap

©Em

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  • 4 weeks ago

    by Brenda

    Wow Em! That was a punch! I was not expecting that last word either! Powerful!

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Milly Hayward

    I think the use of the word evaporate adds a different dimension to the piece and immediately turns this into a thought provoking piece... Glad to see you back - Milly x

  • 1 month ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Oh, Em... I was not expecting that last word. It's so direct that it almost takes the breath out of me. I see Luce's point in her comment, but I thought the word choice was interesting, as "evaporate" wasn't what I would have in mind. To me, it was a parallel to the pain and those tears ceased to exist, just like the person's last breath and whatever pain they had endured. I read desperation and hurt in this as well as a finality - not only with the breath but that no more tears will be shed. Like it will be as if they were never there, instead of staining the face. Perhaps no one ever noticed the tears. This also made me think of that scene in "Oklahoma" with Jud. I watched in live for the first time this past weekend and this particular scene was tense because of the character bullying Jud and creating this lay-out of what his funeral would be like, how many women would admire him, if he could just finish the act. It was startling to say the least.

    (My fingers accidentally clicked twice in a row, please delete this extra comment, sorry!)

  • 1 month ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Oh, Em... I was not expecting that last word. It's so direct that it almost takes the breath out of me. I see Luce's point in her comment, but I thought the word choice was interesting, as "evaporate" wasn't what I would have in mind. To me, it was a parallel to the pain and those tears ceased to exist, just like the person's last breath and whatever pain they had endured. I read desperation and hurt in this as well as a finality - not only with the breath but that no more tears will be shed. Like it will be as if they were never there, instead of staining the face. Perhaps no one ever noticed the tears. This also made me think of that scene in "Oklahoma" with Jud. I watched in live for the first time this past weekend and this particular scene was tense because of the character bullying Jud and creating this lay-out of what his funeral would be like, how many women would admire him, if he could just finish the act. It was startling to say the least.

  • 1 month ago

    by Everlasting

    I imagine the tears jumping off someone’s face rather than evaporate when someone hangs...

    But I like the image created with this acrostic. Well done.

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