Dr. Antony Theodore


Emotional Associations - Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

A child burns her hand on the stove
and a fear of fire begins.
In a tender moment, a hand is slapped
and a fear of love begins.

Our emotional associations
and reflections run deep.
Heart breathes beneath all our associations
like a soft sandy bottom waiting underwater.

Try to still our associations
till we are as transparent as a calm lake.
When still enough and clear enough
others can also see through
to our bottom.
It makes love possible again.

So stay with our feelings long enough
till the ripples settle.

Topic(s) of this poem: emotions


Comments about Emotional Associations by Dr. Antony Theodore

  • (7/20/2017 4:50:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem.Thank You very much for sharing this poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (1/16/2016 11:27:00 PM)


    Our emotions are closely associated with our experience, like the poet says-
    A child burns her hand on the stove
    And a fear of fire begins
    In a tender moment, a hand is slapped
    and a fear of love begins.
    The emotions run deep with in us.We can not always show what we feel.If we can not express what we feel, or hold a strong feeling like fear or love 'we become restless and may pose psychological problem.Poet says- Try to still our associations
    till we are as transparent as a calm lake
    when still enough
    others can also see through
    to our bottom
    it makes love possible again.- -Thanks for sharing the beautiful poem.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 11, 2016



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