Wisdom of Pathetic Fallacy

V. J. has asked us to be creative with the literary term “pathetic fallacy.”

It is the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things or animals, especially in art and literature.

I have many faces

Yet my core nature never changes

I am wisdom of the ages

I am the ultimate survivor

I have surrendered to the seasons of time

Sometimes I stand alone

Yet the sun warms my weathered body

Sometimes I am bathed by soothing waters

When family surrounds me

Gurgling laughter pleases me

I am yesteryear, today and tomorrow

Close your eyes now

And breathe in my strength

Remember me in stormy days

When the waters freeze over

And the clouds fail to part

I am your rock



About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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16 Responses to Wisdom of Pathetic Fallacy

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    Wonderful! The beautiful photographs give it away, and yet, still I envision you as the rock.

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  2. oneletterup says:

    What a powerful merging of words and images. The concept of pathetic fallacy becomes clearer to me with your poem and photos. Wow.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Andrea. Happy that you got a clearer feel of this literary form from my offering. I just tried to feel what a rock could say to me at this point in my life. I think a pet would be an easy way to go. 🙂

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      • oneletterup says:

        You’re welcome. I am really stumped at attempting this as I am not a poet. I’m really impressed at how your gift of poetry comes across so well. A pet or an animal is an idea though. 🙂

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  3. memadtwo says:

    As usual, a great melding of image and word. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Olga says:

      Thank-you kindly, Kerfe. ❤ I enjoyed searching through my rock images to match the intent of the post. 🙂 Hope you are well.


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  5. sgeoil says:

    This is wonderful! A powerful verse and beautiful photography.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Wow, great job of both combining pictures with our poetry, Olga! Really enjoyed this! Thank you! xo

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Just Teri says:

    Outstanding post Olga 😍

    Liked by 1 person

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