Salt and Contradiction

June 12, 2011
By dancingbird BRONZE, Belmont, Massachusetts
dancingbird BRONZE, Belmont, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams."

-Albert Einstein


Oh heart, wherefore art thou so conflicted?
Within my mind the contradiction spares
A tangle of such muddiness and haze
That havoc seeks for every right and wrong.
And what, therefore, is right and what is wrong?
A mess of simple things, a tired blossom
Naught of anything, but drained of water,
And drowning in soil and sand and salt.
What salt dost such a flower sink and die?
The salt of spitting Sea, the salt of tears,
The salt of maiming Rock, the salt of blood;
Is this where, soaked, a weary bud will cease.
Where art true salt, beyond young maidens’ eyes?
Here in the heart of contradiction lies.


The author's comments:
When you know something is wrong, but you can't bring yourself to get over it.

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