Saturday, October 15, 2016

The element of a paradox

                                                                Attribution: Dineshkannambadi at en.wikipedia
Image: A Loving Couple Working Out Together (here)

Absence - that common cure of love  -  Lord Byron
(to be inspired by the above quote)

One would have thought
Nearness is the answer
Fulfillment of the silhouette of yearnings
Nature's attraction answered
Where the loved one is physically there

But not so for absence is a tacit spite of reality
Where a loved one is physically a distant away
Yet absence is that common cure of love 

One would have thought out of sight out of mind
But not so, not how the element of a paradox works
For it is an insistence that brings out the truth

Proving that the opposite of what is expected
Can well bring the same results
The fascination of a paradox**
Paradox** -  a statement that
seems self-contradictory but in
reality expresses a possible truth
Hannah's at Real Toad's inspiration from
Transforming with Nature's Wonders


  1. Sometime things aren't how we think they wold be, causing a paradox to come to be.

  2. Maybe love is ignited by a yearning fueled by absence

  3. I've said since I can remember that "absence makes the heart grow fonder," but with reservations. Nice logic, Hank.

  4. Sometimes the missing one is in our thoughts most of all. Great topic, Hank.

  5. I guess sometimes we do not know what we have until we don't have it. Absence does seem to make us miss those we love, and hold them more dear in our heart.

  6. I agree, absence does make love grow stronger ❤️ Beautifully penned.

  7. Out of sight, out of mind...
    Not when you're two of a kind
    Yet most people I used to know
    Were good runners at their show

  8. Very intriguing. My husband has never been away long but when he was very sick and the possibility existed that he would not make it, I loved him more. I think it is the same with absence. Than you start to be aware of what you have or haven't anymore

    1. It would have been a harrowing experience if a loved one is in such a situation. Sincerely hope he is ok now!


  9. Out of sight out of mind never really worked for me
    once in the heart and mind, there the feelings dwell..

  10. I love the intrigue in the paradox...penned well, Hank, thank you!