The bottle

the-birds-cage-avihai-cohenFar away

or near

a roar

is heard

and not


for after a while

what can you say?

it is the way of pain

to rage in quiet ire

with tongue numb of speech

most do not hear

most walk on

thinking of themselves

and the roar

tries to find

the sea


the bottle

26 thoughts on “The bottle

  1. There’s something really powerful about it. Hard to say what exactly, maybe the idea of an ocean compared to a bottle, and the ocean being in a position of inferiority.

  2. How many times have I “raged in quiet ire “? So very beautifully describes one of the aspects of my depression. The bottle is so beautiful since so much is bottled up inside….not let out….only hurting myself in the process. Thank you for sharing your gifts which allow us to meditate on what we have just received.

  3. One time I threw a bottle into the ocean. I put my self in it in words- hoping some one would find it and simply let me out. I often say- I feel as if I have so so much inside my self – and yet unable to release what ever it is I feel.The bottle is me- and yet today I can find an understanding within your writing.Communication is the key to my release- as simple and as clear as that. Thank you!

  4. the roar, the bottle, the sea – it has resonated with so many. I experience the reading of it as a roar of rage, pain within an open neck bottle seeking the healing salty water that is the sea to purge the dross

  5. Thank you for reply! YES! I would love to think someone read it in a far away land somewhere. I may never know- but to dream hurts no one! I honestly sense though it was read. and maybe helped another.Thank you for taking time……. Bobby. ( you helped me)

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