birth death

Birth Death by Jadurani devi dasi

Birth Death by Jadurani devi dasi

birth death

cramped breathing container
compassionate inflection
confirms passage
through desolate expanse

parboiled perspiration
apprenticeship procured
procreative perilous passage
power conversion

short-sleeved arm
originates from labor fields
rubbed in a greasy palm
seasonal occupations

a merger
matured greatly over years
far-flung fluctuating flowing fiction
forewarned, forearmed

temporary people
severance benefits
retired and resigned

information upgrade
sense of security
terminal state of stability
remains in-memoriam


Hear this on chirbit


Written for:

POETICS – ‘Growing Up’r

Image credit:  Birth Death by Jadurani devi dasi Krsna Art

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on January 12, 2013, in D’verse Poets Pub, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Ease of alliteration alarming imagery- certainly poetic!

  2. ha, aint no one secure around here…not in this economy….we can change like we are changing the batteries….smiles…really cool alliteration gives is a really cool beat….nice

  3. Thought provoking and deep meanings to ponder.
    Thank you,..happy to see your post.

  4. I have felt like this. Often about mid week of most of my working life. Then I remember the fun parts of life.

  5. “Temporary People” – those words grabbed me. It’s so true. Our world is a temporary one.

    Beautifully worded as usual!

  6. Beautifully said “Temporary people” – very profound as this world is just a temporary space. 🙂

  7. stuartmcphersonpoet

    we’re born, we work, we retire, we die….this was a barrage of wordplay that all fits together very well (really heightened by the audio)…i guess we’re all temporary people in the end..but it the journey that counts, right?

  8. terminal state of stability
    remains in-memoriam…


  9. ha true…stability and security seem to be a big lie in today’s world where everything’s temporary including us…

  10. A terminal state of stability – a very interesting idea – not completely repellant! Though I could never achieve it. k

  11. Hard-edge beginning-to-end perspective,had some kind of a science fiction feel to it without the future fantasy, Blade Runner-esque. Great choice of a painting to go along with it.

  12. This is monday before heading to L:ondon hahaa xx Well penned my friend

  13. Wow! Amazing graphic, poetic images and the alliteration adds a lot.

  14. Awesome write, Tammy! So poetically and realistically true. I can definitely confirm the journey you describe. Except, of course, the terminal part at the end!

  15. Oh wow…how true, temporary people…never thought of it like that before. Thought provoking write… Well done.

  16. Our passage through this world is definitely a transitory state, in essence impermanent, and your staccato progression of images and wordplay effectively underline this theme.

  17. You are back to form ~ I enjoyed the word play and yes, there is always dying and dying ~

  18. this is wicked cool. Fantastic sweeping detail of the cycle. Outstanding. Thanks

  19. Temporary people populating a world in which we have made almost everything else temporary too, with built in obsolescence and no long-term value.

  20. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one these days..

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  22. very good picture and amazing write for it.A strong feel of each of our journey is left to the mind.

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