The Line by Ingrid Wilson

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The Line

by Ingrid Wilson, Monthly Contributor
site: https://experimentsinfiction.com/

Pay out the line
cast it cautiously
(not over-cautiously) and
dip it deep
into the wellspring
of your wild imagination:
come up singing.

Pay out the line:
it is your Ariadne’s thread
and clue of twine
which leads back to yourself
for every forest is a maze
most labyrinthine like
the chambers of your brain,
pay out the line again
probe deep within.

Pay out the line:
unbreakable, umbilical the cord
which once attached you to your mother’s womb
provided blood and nutriment, your birthright
like oxygen to the astronaut or diver
reach further, plummet deeper for you have
your lifeline still.

Pay out your line
yes, yours; you own it as you earned it:
do not be afraid.
The gorgeous palaces
and cloud capp’d towers
of vision and experience
are your one true inheritance,
and so, with calm, and quiet confidence
I say,
pay out your line.

@Ingrid Wilson

Gabriela Marie Milton
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  1. Ingrid dice:

    Thank you for publishing my poem, Gabriela! ❤️

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    1. My pleasure Ingrid. It’s a fabulous piece ❤️🌸🌺

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  2. Ingrid dice:

    I should have put in the reference ‘The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces,’ is from The Tempest, 4.1.152 – sorry!

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      1. Ingrid dice:

        Yes 😅 apologies to The Bard! 🌹

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  3. Truly amazing piece. Wonderful .💕

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    1. Ingrid dice:

      Thank you Grace! 🙏

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  4. Virginia Mateias dice:

    Amazing piece, Ingrid! Congratulations! I especially love the lines: «and clue of twine/ which leads back to yourself» Thank you!

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  5. Ingrid dice:

    Thank you Virginia 🙏

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  6. merrildsmith dice:

    Beautiful, Ingrid! I like the repeated line.

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  7. Ingrid dice:

    Thank you, Merril – just coincidence that that was today’s prompt!

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  8. What a radiant piece from my friend Ingrid. The line is the poem that hits us like life. 👍

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    1. Ingrid dice:

      Thanks so much Lamittan!

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      1. Feel most welcome, Ingrid.

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  9. Michele Lee dice:

    Ingrid, I was captivated by the first stanza on your blog. The poem in its entirety is a beautiful unfolding of reflection and truth! ✨

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    1. Ingrid dice:

      I am glad you enjoyed this, Michele, thank you! 🤩

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  10. This is absolutely beautiful and so fitting for the NaPoWriMo prompt of repetition, Ingrid! Some fabulous life lessons and love the nod to the Bard. ❤️

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    1. Ingrid dice:

      A happy coincidence re the prompt! Thanks Punam 🥰

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      1. Indeed! You are welcome. 🥰

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  11. Stunning write! 👏👏

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    1. Ingrid dice:

      Thanks Tricia 💖

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  12. michnavs dice:

    I love how «pay out your line» was repeated several times and it worked so well…so beautiful..

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    1. Ingrid dice:

      Thank you Mich! 💕

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  13. Such a beautiful poem Ingrid so poignantly delivered. The repeat and life line of this poem coming back our birthright is divinely delivered! 💖

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    1. Ingrid dice:

      Thanks Cindy 💘

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    1. Ingrid dice:

      Thank you Jeff 🙏

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      1. Jeff Flesch dice:

        You’re welcome, Ingrid. Always! 🙏

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  14. jonicaggiano dice:

    Lovely piece about the price of things, even of birth, well done Ingrid. Congratulations. Joni

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  15. Ingrid dice:

    Thank you Joni!

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  16. Susi Bocks dice:

    What speaks to me about this piece is the influence of the past embedded within us; when we truly live authentically we right the wrongs and «pay out the line.» Beautiful piece, Ingrid!

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