gershon hepner

Rookie - 10 Points (5 3 38 / leipzig)

portrait of a marriage Poem by gershon hepner


Before the marriage can been framed
the canvas has to be unrolled,
and even if the artist is unnamed
make sure the story that he’s told
has not by framing been distorted,
for it was painted without borders,
and his intention may be thwarted
imposing order on disorders.

4/25/06

Submitted: Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, April 25, 2006

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  • Rookie Scarlett Treat (4/25/2006 5:32:00 PM)

    Gershon, thank you for the correction, because with that one changed word, the whole poem fell into place for me. It now is complete, and makes reading it so easy. Great description of a good marriage that has room to grow, as long as it is not bound by the 'frame.' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gina Onyemaechi (4/25/2006 1:39:00 PM)

    I'm with young Anna on this one, Gersh. I think you're telling us that the secret to a good marriage is openness, honesty and privacy.
    Love, Gina. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mike Finley (4/25/2006 12:36:00 PM)

    I don't get it gersh - and I really tried! It's hard to do justice to the truth unless you know the whole truth?

    Can BE framed... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anna Russell (4/25/2006 11:21:00 AM)

    My interpretation was that this is about the importance of honesty and REALLY knowing each other. Beautiful poem and wise advice.
    Hugs
    Anna xxx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Falease Anderson (4/25/2006 11:16:00 AM)

    I feel the profoundness but can't fully interpret. Please write me and let me know the meaning. I'd appriciate it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 315 Points Bill Grace (4/25/2006 10:31:00 AM)

    Wisely and beautifully said. Bill Grace in San Antonio, Texas (Report) Reply

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