illusive

illusive

it is easy
to stir the soul
the right words, the right melody,
the right instruments
when to pause, when to whisper,
when to wail
then people will shout and cry,
jump and sway

but the spirit is not
weak
it is not
soul

the spirit does not react
to provocations
on the mind and heart
it is impervious
to all that is human
and responds only
to another spirit
silently, serenely
within

it is easy
to stir the soul
difficult
to awaken the spirit
and yet more difficult
to tell one from the other

© hannah t

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Published in: on February 1, 2011 at 6:17 pm  Comments (10)  

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  1. An intricate distinction, and very well presented. I especially love the ending. Thanks!

    • Thanks, Michael! And thanks for stopping by :)

  2. more difficult to tell one from another,
    true.

    well expressed sentiments.
    Thanks for linking.

    A++

    • Thank you, Jingle :) Loving the poetry potlucks.

  3. Wonderful. I love it when I’m left pondering a poem after reading it.

    • Thank you, I’m glad the poem planted a seed :)

  4. Ummm…that last line. Good poem.

    • Thank you, Kolembo :)

  5. :O wonderful!!
    here’s my piece if you want to read it:
    http://belladonna23.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/sonnet-vii/

    • Thanks belladonna23 :) Hopping over now!


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