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Immortal Jellyfish

Immortal Jellyfish

Mayflies only see one  sunrise,
algae dies before the oak.
A wave created, hits the shore
and dissipates at that first stroke.

Oh beats so fast the hummingbird heart
In constant wheel we wax and wane.
The countdown quickens for when so small,
we live,  we die,  begin again

As rainbows slowly fade away,
from birth to death the  yang and ying
of numbered  heartbeats counting down,
but love.. what of this longed for thing?

If love were Turritopsis Duhrnii
t’would  surely  last eternally?
Immortal jellyfish so sage
please pass your secrets onto me….

 

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StevieC

This is such a soulful and beautifully scripted piece of work  that it's difficult to find the right words to say...you have an immense skill Lodi ..I adore your pieces..always such .consistent excellence!

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Angel

Excellent poetry angel

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A Lonely Journey

Loki, my Grammy, 
What a gorgeously written piece of thought-provoking poetry. 
You have a wonderful mind. 
I did not know jellyfish were immortal. (My knowledge of jellyfish is from SpongeBob, sadly enough). But I have learned some things from SpongeBob that I didn't know before, like starfish(like Patrick) grow their appendages back if ripped off from falling from a cliff(and I didn't even know that sea creatures could fall from cliffs underwater, and it's just like us falling from a cliff above the sea!), also, squirrels can live under water(Sandy Cheeks) if they build a dome, and sea creatures have beaches, and swimming pools underwater, even though they are actually under water to begin with! So, it's pretty educational. 
Anyway, what I'm trying to say, in a round about way, is that I really loved your poem! 
Thanks Grammy! 
Matthew. 

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lodigiana

Hello my lovely !  not all jelly fish have this special ability  as far as I know its just the one,,Turritopsis Duhrnii and because it returns to its early Polyp life rather than dying,  it effectively just keeps the cycle of living  going..so a form of immortality I guess...loving your insight into SpongeBob  I love learning new stuff....I always enjoy hearing from you as you always have something interesting to say and without exception you make me smile..Thank you  honorary!   
Your Grammy xx

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A Lonely Journey

Thanks Grammy! 
You're so sweet. I always love hearing your nice comments, they really make my day. Thanks. 
Yes, SpongeBob is very educational in the area of sea life. Did you know that they have fast food restaurants under the sea?(The Krusy Krab, and the Chum Bucket, etc.), and that sometimes plankton marry computers(Karen)? It's really intruiging and interesting. I'm a big fan of Squidward, as he's grumpy and angry, like me, and he plays clarinet under water! Cool stuff. 
Thanks for being awesome! 
Matthew.  

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Tony Taylor

Hi LO!! (smiles)......you definitely choose interesting subject matter to write on.........Yes.....this form of Jellyfish has the ability to reverse engineer itself and return to its early form of the polyp state!!.......making it (if it survives its normal life-cycle) capable of a VERY strange version of immortality.....I LOVE all the comparative phrasing you use here to poetically highlight its potential ~

                          ~ " Mayflies only see one sunrise
                               Algae dies before the oak.
                               A wave created hits the shore
                               And dissipates at the first stroke....."

ALL STARS!!........Love your stuff girlfriend!!........LOVE & ROCKETS!!........T xo   : )

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lodigiana

Aw bless you Tony... when we look at how nature works  I always find little surprises  here and there. I love looking at life comparisons which can often put things into some sort of perspective..the thought of us each having a finite number of heartbeats is fascinating and also a little scary...maybe we should always make the most of each hearbeat!!!  thank you so much for your lovely words my brother poet!   Lodi xxx

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Cherie Leigh

HI Lodigiana...Isn't it funny how man lives carelessly in youth, and as they get older they suddenly want to find a way back to redo life over and not face their mortality....It would be nice if we could go back as this special jellyfish does and do it over again and hopefully with more insight...I do think the right track in life is to focus on love and its healing properties...lol   Great write. xo 

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lodigiana

Hi Cherie, wouldn’t it be great if we could! To get innumerable chances  to ‘get it right this time!’ ..yet I am not convinced that even then, with human nature being as it is,we would manage it well..I guess the ‘ making mistakes’ but trying to get it right..is ultimately the very thing that makes us human....love hearing from you hun thank you so much for your comments xxx

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