Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Menhir-----Totally Optional Prompts

Intangibles of his life is what had sustained him
Dried crust of smeared mud going in what direction
Amoebic movements
When it got too much, he laundered himself of his thoughts
Willing himself to go blank
Knobs pulled him out of it after a while
And he did come back. He had too.
Who else would clean the doormat?
If only he had a menhir
Wouldn’t it make his burden easy to carry?
What was one more?

‘Power of psyche- ever the magician


  1. I always wonder how those abecediary stones beyond the Hebrides were erected .

  2. particularly liked "laundered himself of his thoughts"
    wish i could learn how to do that
    thank you

  3. I, too, like "laundered himself of thoughts" and "who else would clean the doormat?"

    And the idea of the menhir both making his burden easier to carry and being another burden in the process is intriguing.

  4. well i am wondering why a huge monolithic stone would ease his burden,, is it that it would make his weight tangible??? i am unsure... but i will continue to think on it...

  5. "Laundered himself of his thoughts" beautiful thread of words! But yes it would alleviate his burdens to have something to believe in! Enjoyable read!

    Hugs Sherrie

  6. yes laundered himself of his thoughts is very interesting take, Gautami.

  7. I guess I'm the only one who doesn't understand this. :(



  8. "he laundered himself of his thoughts"

    As the others, this line caught me the most.

    But also, the last two lines -- so much to carry, so many burdens, that one large standing stone would hardly be noticed...


  9. Like some of the others, I am a bit perplexed about the meaning here, but it's so well written that it'll be a pleasure to reread it!