Doubt–Poetry Potluck


Doubt/شک

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Doubt

Why do wild roses
splayed along the river
go unseen, then die?

How do swallows know
when to return? And salmon,
the place of their gestation?

What causes flashes
of crimson and Parrish blue
to flare behind closed eyes?

Is there pleasure without pain?
And when we try so hard,
how come we fail?

Why do you
abandon us? Or is it
the other way around?

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26 thoughts on “Doubt–Poetry Potluck

  1. Just now managed to read few old entries for Potluck. So many doubts here, I know how all these questions can eat you and still the answer can be away, confidence is what we all need, but so hard to stick to it sometimes, isn’t it?

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  2. Jamie Dedes says:

    A profoundly good poem. Polished.

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  3. dani says:

    each question more profound than the last…. this is one of my favorite of your poems, Victoria. really love it!

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  4. Jess says:

    Great questions and insightful writing

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  5. These are questions I would also love to know the answers to. My favorite lines are:
    “Is there pleasure without pain?
    And when we try so hard,
    how come we fail?”

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  6. This may print twice, but thanks again for putting me to thought. Luv ur voice.

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  7. Always putting me to thought. Great job again.

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  8. Jingle says:

    very witty words.
    love the imagery,

    wisdom of words make poetry more attractive.
    A++

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  9. Kim Nelson says:

    Tight, clear, concise and questioning. Great write.

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  10. kshawnedgar says:

    Soothing for being about doubt, and somehow insightful for asking the right questions.

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  11. Bodhirose says:

    Good questions, well put, Victoria.

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  12. RG Pyper says:

    sweet. wise. lovely and ponderous. I’m intrigued.

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  13. trisha says:

    fabulous poem and very wise questions. nature is beyond doubt thats why she is so attractive.

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  14. Beautifully written verses, Victoria. Questions. At least one of them deserves our pondering and finding the answer. Blessings to you…

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  15. What causes flashes
    of crimson and Parrish blue
    to flare behind closed eyes?

    I love the intensity and economy of language here.

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  19. LeRoy Dean says:

    Well written.

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  20. seabell says:

    Living in doubt is not easy but I think it’s the correct way to live… as long as we are thrilled and not tormented by them. I like your poem, Victoria!

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  21. souldipper says:

    Dear Poet, I take comfort in the knowledge that you know the answer. Love this, Victoria.

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  22. Good questions, all well said!

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  23. leah says:

    Thank you, very nice to meet you and showing me pot luck. Thank you again. Hope to write as well as you sometime soon._leah

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