Those Aren’t Mountains, Those Are Waves


Those aren’t mountains, those are waves.
Waves of passion and devotion.
Waves of unacknowledged emotions.

Those aren’t bruised storm clouds, those are pent up emotions.
Emotions of loneliness and sorrow.
Emotions of creativity boiling in the marrow.

Those aren’t broken bones, those are shattered dreams.
Dreams of trust and love.
Dreams of lust and desire.

Those aren’t fires, those are raging desires.
Desires of body and soul.
Desires of feeling connection and being whole.

Those aren’t shattered pieces, those are parts of a whole.
A whole containing shadows and lights.
A whole of days and nights.

©RedCat


Written for tonight’s Poetics: “Go Ahead, Make My Day” at dVerse. Where Mish gives us a bevy of movie quotes to choose from and incorporate into a poem of any style. I started more than one draft, but in the end the best one came from a movie I haven’t seen. But now I think I’ll have too. 

“Those aren’t mountains, those are waves.”

Interstellar, 2014

16 thoughts on “Those Aren’t Mountains, Those Are Waves

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  1. Helene, I love your reimagining here. What others see, or what you yourself saw, looked at through a lens of another time, another place, after an epiphany, etc. can mean the world. It is the essence of receptivity! Excellent use of the prompt line. That movie Interstellar is really good and leaves so many openings for the receptive as well.

  2. This is absolutely exquisite! I love; “Those aren’t fires, those are raging desires. Desires of body and soul. Desires of feeling connection and being whole.”💝💝

  3. “Those aren’t broken bones, those are shattered dreams” oof. Right in the poetry. (one of those “wish I’d written that” moments)

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