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Fate

גורל, בהמשך :-)

Maybe they do sit there,
the Fates, ruling the strings –
one spins, one measures,
one cuts life-wicks
that intertwine, woof and warp, woven
into the worlds' fabric

Or could it be that
the humans' Fate is in ones own hands,
decided by choices and deeds… ?
(aren't those but reactions to situations?)

What reaction can there be
to the one's deed,
the alien thread,
that decides for others… ?

~~~

I originally wrote this last summer, under constant missile threat. It came back to haunt me now, when they're still investigating what decided the fate of 150 people…
Posted for dVerse.

L


גורל

ואולי באמת הן יושבות אי-שם,
בנוֹת הגורל המוֹשלות בחוטים –
אחת טוֹוָה, אחת מודדת,
אחת חותכת את פתילי החיים,
המשתלבים בשתי וערב, נארגים,
אל יריעת חיים חובקת עולם

ואולי בידי האדם גורלו-הוא,
בבחירותיו ומעשיו… ?
(או שמא אלה רק תגובות לְמצב?)

אך איזו תגובה יכולה להיות
למעשי האחד,
הסיב הזר במרקם,
המחליט עבור אחרים… ?

~~~

נכתב במקור במהלך צוק איתן, תחת מתקפת טילים, וחזר לרדוף אותי עכשיו, כאשר עדיין בודקים מה קבע את גורלם של 150 אנשים…

L

מודעות פרסומת

16 תגובות בנושא “Fate

  1. I might be a little bit scientific on this matter.. today we know that part of our future is written in the genetic code, for instance some sicknesses and capabilities, others are part of the way in which we are brought up the rest is up to us and simple randomness… that means that it's only the randomness that could come from a higher purpose. For instance the coincidence of being on an airplane where the pilot decides to kill himself… but it is an interesting concept to ponder on…. Thank you for making me think :-)

    אהבתי

    1. Although I was mostly aware of the separate elements you mentioned, I never thought to put them together like this. And it does make a lot of sense.
      So thank you too!
      But I would still hold judgment on that pilot. Call me naïve but I'm still hoping he had a stroke or something

      אהבתי

  2. Many great questions in this poem. You're right, though: our fates are, more often than not, an accumulation of our choices & actions. It's how we deal with the consequences of our choices that define us. Great poem to get one thinking.

    אהבתי

    1. Good. Thinking is one of my favorite hobbies :-) Always happy to promote it
      But I'm not sure I'm all with you on the choices-actions-dealing thing. I did insert a question there, because along with our choices, there also is the unknown, undefined, uncontrolled element, which is outside of one human-being, as in (for instance) the action of another

      אהבתי

    1. It really was the imagery that first grabbed me, when I became familiar with the Fates mythology :-) I was taken by the serenity of such seemingly calm domestic pursuits, and what a result the original myth-tellers ascribed to them

      אהבתי

  3. Awesome – True- and am I becoming dyslexic? This typiing is coming in backwards for some reason. anyway, you just described my entire life's philosophy in a beatiful poem that takes less than two mintues to read. So it seems I've spent 55 years doing very little! :) Nice poem

    אהבתי

    1. oh, no, no, I'm sure you did a lot :-) especially of the stuff that I didn't yet manage to do. Another reason why we need humans around, to complete together life's jigsaw-puzzle, winks
      But seriously, a- I didn't join this world much later than you (less than a decade). And b- it actually took missiles dropping from the sky for me to string together the random thoughts and come up with this. So I'm glad you were spared that experience
      :-)

      אהבתי

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