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Pic and a Word #301: Cadence

Today a poem, a couple of pics and a medal.

In the new game against the Clippers, frustrated with everybody and everything, Luka Dončić scored 45 points but Mavs still lost by two, after which, at around 5 am, I went to bed, quite a bit sour. I dreamed that I was playing cards with Luka.

A few hours later when I woke up, I saw mom’s email: “We’ve got another medal!” And so we do, that is Žan Kranjec does. He won silver in Giant Slalom, after he was only 8th in the first leg.

Slovenia has now two neat sets of medals: 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. On the medal table it is still amazingly above Canada. They have 14 medals but only one gold. And tomorrow comes the final, team ski-jumping event. Jump around!

But now let’s get serious. It’s poetry time.

Lake Burano, Tuscany. Featured photo: Lake Podpeč, Slovenia.

You have come to the shore. There are no instructions.

Denise Levertov

We fall as the water falls.
Cada uno.
Each one of us falls.
The birth is a fall,
falling out.
And then we tumble and rumble and stumble
and fall.
Because there is no other way.
We cannot fall up,
unless we bubble.
And we only bubble when we die.
When we come to the shore. 

In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #301: Cadence

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Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

17 thoughts on “Pic and a Word #301: Cadence

  1. So, both your mom and you follow the games 🙂 That’s such a wonderful bond. Enjoyed your poem, Manja. Though simple in verse, its profound. ‘Each one of us falls. The birth is a fall’ How true.

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    1. Thank you, Smitha. Oh, I’m pretty sure more or less everybody in Slovenia follows the games. Our country is so small and rarely gets a moment to shine. And I’m really glad that you like the poem. It just rolled out like this.

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  2. I love your poem, its simple truths. And the reflection shots, lovely. The Lake Burano photo is just *kisses fingers*

    Congratulations to Slovenia for slaying like they did! I only watched it all sporadically but I noticed they were doing well.

    I shall revisit soon and try and catch up again…:-)

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