Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Meaning of Namaste (Sonnet for Marcy)

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The Meaning of Namaste (Sonnet for Marcy)


Those we meet, who take us to new places,
Make us feel part, not along for the ride;
Who leave indelible marks, in traces
ever apparent on impact, in stride.


Exuding verity, with no remorse,
With meanings clear and diverse, not implied;
Freely unwavering, with subtle discourse,
The same at face value, or lantern slide.


Sometimes deep, often eccentric; hands dealt,
Tendered with veracity; eyes open wide
would make any heart, including mine, melt;
Any doubts at this point, cast aside.


Leading me to this place, here now to say,
I now know the meaning of Namaste.


Michael Todd  (2013)


Written for and dedicated to Marcelina Boudebes.

36 comments:

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    1. Thanks so much, Mary...

      And... Nice FRISTING !!!

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  2. A wonderful sonnet! Namaste... my friend...

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    1. Thanks bunches, Katherine... so happy this resonated with you.

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  3. This is a beautiful poem of gentle sincerity. You do these so well :)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa... I was feelin' the love this week. I have to say, you taught me the art of writing love pomes very well. I was an attentive student.

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  4. What a sweet treasure of a write. Thank you Myke. Now I know I can comment right on the blog. I'm so excited. =)

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    1. It is very nice to meet a long time friend, within the confines of these walls, Elaine. So nice of you to stop by. Glad you enjoyed. :)

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  5. I reside in you and you reside in me, namaste. Nice poem Mike.

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    1. Hey, Deanna... I love how you put that. It resonates.
      Thanks for visiting. I appreciate it very much.

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  6. Many of us exist daily and forget to live until we are reminded...you have spoken to my sleeping soul this week old friend, and for that and this beautiful honour I thank you xoxo Marcelina

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    1. Hello, Marcy... Thanks so much for the inspiration for this poem, the inspiration that is just you being you. So very happy this resonated with you. And, thanks so much for the visit. It is good to have you here, in this place.

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  7. Beautifully writ, love this Myke =)

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    1. Thanks so much, Lucy. Nice to see you in the circle. :)

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  8. Wow, Myke...This is such a beautiful sonnet. I enjoyed reading it. Garry and I always love your poetry. Have a great day! :) :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Noreen... I am looking forward to bringing this to The Speakeasy Cafe this week... See you there!

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  9. I could relate to your words and looked up nanaste as never heard of it - now I know something new

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    1. Thanks, Sweet Sue... Hey, this was a learning experience for me, for sure.

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  10. I simply love this one. So much! You did great, Myke Hammer.

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    1. Thank you very much, Alba Leigh. Glad you enjoyed.

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  11. You certainly found the right person to inspire this fabulous Sonnet! Marcelina just exudes a life energy, that is welcoming, and challenging... -David II

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    1. Very nicely stated, Dave. I appreciate your kind overview.

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  12. You lend a lot of meaning to a word I had thought was merely a humble greeting, a slight blessing like"have a nice day." Nice work, poet!

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    1. Thanks, Sandra... It sort of takes "have a nice day" to a whole new level.
      Glad you made it by for this one. :)

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    1. Thank you, Barbara... Same to you. :)

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    1. You say that with such deep conviction, Christopher... :)

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  15. You manage to salute the divine spirit in all of us, Myke (with or without pizza). Nice one! --slj

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    1. Just as with pizza, Stephen, I have an affinity for salutations. Thanks!

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  16. A touching write that touches deep.

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