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I wait..

A time elapsing since you gave me..
time to wait..
Is that time a thing to give?
From where does it emerge..
in your senses… pores, imagining..?
Time to think about your desires..
as if they would be turned into a Wonderland.
And then… received as my.. desires..
and construct a desires building..
to store.. desires…

Time… creates desires..
for it gives us the feeling..
that our present..
can be projected either to the past..
or to the future..
and both…
they cannot love..
they cannot breath…Life..
to wait for.

© copyright Rosa Cobos 2008

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  • Hosny Soliman
    Hosny Solimanover 6 years ago

    Lovely and inspiring words ! Do they mean that waiting only fosters your desire without giving you an opportunity to be fulfilled?…by the way, I admire your English . I`m happy to learn from you .

  • Oh… Hosny…
    I say many words..
    but… yes.. waiting has nothing to do with patience.
    Propel us to the a-waited..has tension….has projection. I know it…very well.But it is a very normal way of behaviour…anticipation, is a brain´s resource for survival.. But sometimes… the way of poetry…
    One waits for words to create new worlds.
    They come out of somewhere…and you just send them to other´s hearts… and just wait… to see…meanwhile… the Soul goes her round trying to fullfill elsewhere…for time just does not exist for her.
    If my a-waiting was..
    a-waiting to your presence here…
    so it is the meaning for corresponding…
    it has been fullfilled…
    not by my a-waiting…
    but your kind response.
    Thanks a lot

    – RosaCobos

  • Daniela M. Casalla
    Daniela M. Cas...over 6 years ago

    Sabes una cosa? He leído este poema unas al menos 10 veces… vuelvo y vuelvo a él cada día…
    No logro penetrarlo, pero me deja inquieta y movediza….
    Como si fuera un juego de cajas chinas, o marioshkas…. dentro y fuera, salgo del contenido o me convierto en él, y no sé dónde ponerme…
    un beso

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 6 years ago

    Mi lucha..
    la lucha..
    el tiempo…
    tiempo para re-construir..
    hacer o no “realizado”
    des-hacer lo mal hecho..
    Sé que es así… inquietante..
    yo misma no lo sé interpretar..
    Y si te deja movediza…. es mucho mejor..
    la visión psicológica del tiempo
    nos crea tales preocupaciones..
    es todo lo contrario a la mística..
    pero forma parte del alma..
    y el alma es así…. movediza..
    Un besote..
    Rosa (gracias por pararte en él.. casi me olvido de lo que escribo)

  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanover 6 years ago

    so beautiful ..

    i have a poem “time and space is everything .. so blessed we should meet in between”


  • Thank you… so much. I will look for it.. and read it.. sure!

    – RosaCobos

  • Thank you… so much. I will look for it.. and read it.. sure!

    – RosaCobos

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellover 6 years ago

    I think I can relate to this poem, we sometimes wait for the round of an event to continue or end, like waiting for a lover to decide, or waiting to see which path is more viable. Life sometimes can be a waiting game.. Thanks for the reflection.

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 6 years ago

    Hallo mary..
    in the “meantime”…. when any of us have"time" to wait… other.. may have it to reciprocate… to see.. on other´s to act… Redbubble and others sites are made for waiting… and some"times" this gets to be quite depleting…. for as time is our pshycological invention… it takes us our energy to satisfy itself… It is madness… really when we feel it like the discovering of reason and Nature´s reflection. … and yet… I thank you for I was waiting for someone like you to read and answer this writting…(I smile)

  • Gary  Crandall
    Gary Crandallover 6 years ago

    How’d you get to be so wise, Rosa?… you bring all the dilemmas and emotions that plague us into such perfect focus… I love your words beside the images almost more than the images because they touch something beyond… call it the aspiring soul… yes, Time is the final currency… and we must wait through all those endless meanwhiles for the secret bliss to arrive… and then it’s there… and then gone again…

  • Thanks for your presence….Awaiting…. this seems to be the essence of the feminine aspect lof Life. Wait… the earth submitted to seasons…women submitted to cycles.It remembers the story of Ulises and Penelope. He is the Hero.. the one who parts with..himself searching for his development….while Penelope remains home…taking care of the “consciusousness lamp” disregarding time..and cheating her pretenders knitting a garmen t for her spouse.. that all the nights she unknits just for giving Time the moment of stopping and be her ultimate and profound will of waiting for him… the reality of her soul. Until time…. stops…for the Soul abolish time in her internal journey. And He comes back.. and finds all the pretenders swarming around her wife…and kills them…He has met .. at last her own Self.. complete…and experiences have moulded her being… and now is complete…eternal.. formwomen brings i themselves the eternal…birthing and dying…in their core and womb. For one of the sources.. may be for being a little happier would be to do our daily things as if time did not exist at Penelope… with a consciousness clear and strong determination….and do not mistake cycles of Life with Time….

    – RosaCobos

  • sure2010
    sure2010almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful thoughtful write Rosa….No body gives Time rather takes its own time…Time witness what we are becoming…taking ourselves…the life…nothing can be waited for as the time becoming desire…changes every next moment….so it is for the PRESENT…we have to be…to live the life…:O)

  • Oh….I must ask for your forgiveness for no having been here and seenyour wonderful comment. I..somehow had forgotten about this poem itself!!! many years have passed…I am happy to have seen it now and express my gratitude for your company and your words..wise and warm.

    – RosaCobos

  • David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)
    David A. Everi...over 2 years ago

    Hi Dear Rosa Time is of the essence of past and future and certainly times that can heal but hurt. Beautiful construction of this Time Machine – Hugz – David

  • Hi David!!!! so good to feel you again. I had not come here since I do not know when…so you have forced me to do it..I am glad and happy to read you and to see your wonderful guitar.

    – RosaCobos

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...over 2 years ago

    Your work is always wonderful, and this is no exception. Beautiful!

  • Muchas gracias Mada….
    Voy a tener que revisar mis escritos. Se me olvidan. Y no tenía ni idea de este….ha, ha, ha…..Y la verdad es que me has ayudado porque tenía algunas maravillosas entradas sin responder…..
    Un beso fuerte para tí.

    – RosaCobos

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