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It's All About the Vantage Point

Updated on April 22, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

 peasant woman carries her truck-garden produce on her head - and the load looks as big as a small tree.  United States Agency for International Development
peasant woman carries her truck-garden produce on her head - and the load looks as big as a small tree. United States Agency for International Development | Source



we are told we are equal

and perhaps that is true

but perspective plays a part

in all the things we do


there is no absolute truth

within this life for me

it is all about the vantage point

from which i peer out

it is about what I see


when the light is just right

when I sit long enough

I am able to see things

. . . .differently


and as I move from rhyme to free

you will see a dissembling of the perspective

from which I write

look again at the words I choose

and as meter

pings

and jostles its way

it is as if the cabbages on my head

take root in the tree

. . . . . . .


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014


In this silly verse, I move from organized meter in the first stanza to a more chaotic sense of form and idea. Just playing with perspective.



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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you DDE!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you TurtleDog!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Geniusknight!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Anna! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you John! Glad you enjoyed it!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Ruby! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!

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      Nell 3 years ago from Netherlands

      Another lovely masterpiece ! ♥ Loved it and shared it with my Fb friends! ♫ :)

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Stages of ME!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Genna! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Theresa!

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Nicely done Audrey. :) My favorite lines. Take care. Theresa

      "when the light is just right

      when I sit long enough

      I am able to see things

      . . . .differently

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I liked the changing perspective!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a fun but intelligent poem Audrey. Well done. Voted up.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      as always keep writing.. reminds me of a game puzzle...

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Audrey the different styles work well to highlight your point. Nicely done.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      and as meter

      pings

      and jostles its way

      it is as if the cabbages on my head

      take root in the tree

      I loved this. What I often find disarming and intriguing about rhyme are those gems that often rest just beneath the surface. Voted waaay up and beyond, and shared. :-)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      So interesting and with great thought.

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      TurtleDog 3 years ago

      Real nice ring to your poem and words. Nice job Audrey. Voted up

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Whatever pops in your head is poetic. Equality differs with the disadvantaged vantage point. Cheers.....

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Smiles to you Manitata!! Thank you!!

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Good job changing the perspective the way it happens as we move around on life's journey. Love the picture; I can do that.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Bill--I will check it out!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey Jamie--Thank you! I was feeling stuck and this was where that went!

      Hi Vellur! Thank you so much!

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      The Stages Of ME 3 years ago

      I love your words :)

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Well said and done.

      My 'pespective', (smile), is that you did not need the last two lines of explanation. They were already said before I got there. Shalom

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This reminds me of the song "Word Play" by Jason Mraz. Check it out and you'll see why I think. Well done as always.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great write, wonderfully done.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Great idea to play with meter in such a way, it adds so many wonderful dimensions. Good job. Jamie