Sunday, April 17, 2016

Three Sisters of Philosophy

1822 David Sulzer ~ Portrait of three young girls

Temptation is a soft bed until you lie on it.

Life is too hard…No matter how much whine
is spilled, the cup never empties.

It isn’t about why you fell. It is about where
you chose to land.

©Susie Clevenger 2016

12 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Goodness gracious :D this poem speaks volumes to the reader and beautifully translates wisdom to the soul. Especially adore your opening line..!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

brudberg said...

All that whine that's spilled. I do know that one. So clever.

Linda C. Folks said...

Temptation is a soft bed until you lie on it." How true this is, Susie, a strong poem with points well taken. Enjoy your travels and be safe.

De said...

Loooooove that spelling/spilling of whine. ;)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Your wordplay is a world of fun! Love the spilling whine so much. Almost as much as all the places the "lie", in the first line, can take us. ♥

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Brilliant aphorisms!

grapeling said...

not sure I always get to choose where to land... but I get the sense of it ~

Gillena Cox said...

Have to agree with De, the word play with "whine" is fabulous in this setting

Thanks for dropping in to read mine

Much love...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ah, what excellent commentary and I love the painting you chose too.

hedgewitch said...

Surely the secret of philosophy in poetry is doing so much with so little, Susie. This would have been not enough with two verses, and too much with four--exquisite and sharp as a knife. thanks for participating.

Mama Zen said...

I love that first line!

Outlawyer said...

The cup of whine is so clever. K.