Clive Culverhouse

Gold Star - 17,683 Points (England)

If The Flames Do Not Turn Your Bones Into Ash - Poem by Clive Culverhouse

If the flames
do not turn your bones into ash
your bones will rot
deep in the ground
but only for Them
for You'll come around
and as They're carving into stone
You may walk again
through countless fields
and endless roads
They will remember you
for only a blink
of the Universe's Eye
but the fields and roads
shall know You
for all Eternity

Topic(s) of this poem: death, eternity, immortality


Comments about If The Flames Do Not Turn Your Bones Into Ash by Clive Culverhouse

  • Mahtab Bangalee (1/28/2019 3:37:00 AM)

    its great and lovely writing on soul eternity
    10+++++++++++++
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  • Drtony Brahmin (10/27/2018 4:12:00 AM)

    They will remember you
    for only a blink
    of the Universe's Eye. very original thinking and presentation...... thank u dear poet. tony
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  • Britte Ninad (6/11/2018 2:55:00 AM)

    the fire burns my corpse
    the mud devours my corpse
    the ocean gives opportunity its animal to swallow my corpse

    flesh or bone
    or shapeless I am
    a remembrance being in my activities
    even after death
    as the crawling time of eternity
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  • (11/1/2017 4:32:00 PM)

    Well I guess I see this simply as the fact that if your bones do not turn into ash you will become one with the earth and return over and over again...a form of rebirth...you will be reborn and walk the endless roads and countless fields over and over again as another...something? (Report) Reply

  • Donald Ngonyo (8/29/2017 5:33:00 PM)

    Nice work. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (8/27/2017 10:46:00 PM)

    How to become immortal, how to live even after death is eternity. A thoughtful poem. Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2017 2:34:00 PM)

    Wow! Good poem..it gave me goosebumps! I'll look for your books (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/27/2017 1:33:00 PM)

    They will remember you
    for only a blink
    of the Universe's Eye
    Beautiful write. Thanks.10 for the poem.
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  • Anita Aparajita Das (8/27/2017 12:58:00 PM)

    They will remember you
    for only a blink
    of the Universe's Eye
    but the fields and roads
    shall know You
    for all Eternity
    A nice write.
    10++
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  • Sanjukta Sahoo (8/27/2017 10:46:00 AM)

    You may walk again
    through countless fields
    and endless roads
    They will remember you
    for only a blink
    of the Universe's Eye
    Beautiful poem.
    10++
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  • Jeanette Telusma (8/27/2017 5:58:00 AM)

    - - -You may walk again
    through countless fields
    and endless roads- - -There immortality of man.... is there not such thing, or is there? Great poem that made me go humm.. loved it, thanks for sharing. Congratulations on being chosen for poem of the day.
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  • (8/27/2017 4:04:00 AM)

    a thoughtful poem of what is an on going happening right now in the physical world of which we all live and die? ...................well penned CC. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/27/2017 3:27:00 AM)

    You may walk again
    through countless fields
    and endless roads.. yes, it is true. Life road is endless. After death soul will take rebirth as soul is immortal. Beautiful poem shared. Thanks for sharing and congratulation for being selected as poem of the day.
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/27/2017 3:00:00 AM)

    Death is not the end of the soul. There will be re-birth to continue the work half done. A very nice poem and congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Lantz Pierre (8/27/2017 2:53:00 AM)

    For my reading of this poem I find that the author is assuming too much of the supporting scaffolding is understood by the reader. My first reading through it I didn't understand the intended metaphysics and missed the general sense of the poem entirely. For me the problem is compounded by confusion of what the pronouns them and they refer back to the poem. Is the remains (or cremains) ? The physical, mineral by-product of our bodies? I'm really not clear. And the shift from physical remains to spiritual and bodily reincarnation is simply assumed without any real hint to the reader that that is what's happening. This poem seems to me to be taking place more in the author's head than it is on the page, and the problem is that I only have access to what appears on the page, not what remains in the author's head. I had to go the author's bio page to pick up the background necessary to decipher the action of the poem. At least I could find the missing pieces somewhere and come back and read it again with a firmer base to make my exploration from. (Report) Reply

    Denis Mair (8/27/2017 4:14:00 AM)

    Now you have piqued my interest in reading his bio page. As I first read thru this poem, trying to make sense of it, I thought of the THEM as the demiurge and his contingent of titan-like helpers who preside over the fallen creation. (These helpers are like the earlier generation of gods in Greek philosophy who remain latent in the natural world after the Olympians take over.) In Gnostic philosophy, there is a natural order, but it is a cage because it is cobbled together by second-rate deities, and our desires bind us inside that cage. The soul of a man must win free through direct gnosis of a higher reality. I agree that the THEM is disorienting, but the poet has an interesting way of portraying gnosis, for he sees it as the wandering journey of an unbound soul. His journey hardly registers in the minds of the archons/titans, and vice versa. In this view gnosis is a process, still moving through natural creation and looking for luminous clues, rather than overleaping nature by plugging all at once into transcendent wisdom. The Gnostics were never very clear as to whether they were talking about spiritual regeneration on reincarnation.There is a book by Phil Dick that touches on these themes, but with a paranoiac twist. (VALIS)

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/27/2017 2:01:00 AM)

    You may walk again! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (8/27/2017 1:35:00 AM)

    I too believe that the road of life does not end in death and death shall invariably be followed by re-birth. Congratulation for being selected as the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (8/27/2017 1:24:00 AM)

    Such an interesting poem... congrats for being chosen... perfect 10++++ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 20, 2017



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