Old wine, not so new bottle

A rehash of what has already been stated

by so many others and more beautifully

an amalgamation of ideas already expounded

not quoting verbatim

but drawing inspiration from all around

words realigned in response to the prompts

and thus presenting old ideas in a different garb

to be applauded out of politeness.

59 thoughts on “Old wine, not so new bottle

  1. Only the true artist can redress an old subject to make it look new… so skilled you are, and this, Dear Punam, is out of admiration, not politeness πŸ™‚ ❀

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      1. You are kindly welcome, Punam πŸ™‚ ❀ . I am an admirer of your work and I wouldn't rewrite any of this because it is true. Some will read, like and comment out of politeness, just like some will read, like and comment for those in return.

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  2. After writing poems I often wonder and worry a littlr if ive inadvertently taken a word or an idea from something else I’ve read – it’s an unconscious process we do when we like something, assimilate a part of it and sometimes make it our own without realizing it.

    As for commenting out of politeness, there is simply no need with your work, my comments are spurred from admiration, respect, and from being touched by the words you write. I love your poetry, it’s that simple ❀️❀️

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      1. You must know Punam, there is absolutely no sense of obligation or kindness from me in commenting on your poems. And i couldn’t be more certain that the same goes for all of your followers. I always look forward to your posts. You are honest and talented, and just all round wonderful. It is always my pleasure to read your posts. ❀️❀️

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      2. I know Rachel and that truly fills me with gratitude. My likes and comments are never to get back equal number of likes or comments. I genuinely like what I read and sometimes do curb the impulse to comment for I am not sure how it will be accepted. But with you, I write the first thing that comes to me on reading your poems.❀️❀️
        Thank you so much, dear. I must write that poem on beetroot. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      3. Ha, yes. And you could add wine, coffee and the moon in there, just because I love all those thingsπŸ˜‚. Also, not sure but I think some of my comments on your posts may have been swallowed by word press. Don’t want to be presumptuous, maybe you saw them but just had nothing to say to them! Which is OK too, of course.

        And I love it that you just say the first thing that comes to mind when you read my posts. sigh. Lucky me. ❀️❀️

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      4. Okay…just rescued three of your comments from the spam folder. No, you are not being presumptuous but I would never ever knowingly let a comment go unanswered. There have been times when I have read a comment and thought I has responded only to realise later that I didn’t! That can be so embarrassing!! When someone takes out time to not just read but also leave kind words after reading, the least I can do is respond. And it is NOT ok for me to not respond.
        As for the adding wine, coffee and the moon to the concoction on beetroot, don’t blame me if it doesn’t taste good. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Lucky me to get to read such lovely words. ❀️❀️

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      5. I don’t mind if people see comments and don’t respond, but I don’t like it if I think I’ve been relegated to the spam folder. Makes me feel like I’ve been silenced! Don’t feel you need to respond to those old comments either!

        And actually, I once had a chocolate/beetroot cake. Surprisingly quite good! ❀️❀️

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      6. Ah, yes! Chocolate beetroot cake is yumm!
        The problem is nobody relegates any comments into the spam folder on their own. WP, when it sees a flurry of comments to or from one blog automatically bins them assuming them to be spam! ☹️


  3. I agree with the above comment of nothing new …..even wisdom as per me is acquired knowledge not necessarily from people but from experiences spread over various lifetimes ……….what we think …what we write somewhere has a connect with what we were taught or experienced before

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    1. Yes, so true! We are what we are because of the influences around us and how we assimilate them or respond to them, makes us different.
      Thanks for reading, dear. ❀️


  4. The quest for something new, for invention, has hindered many who never tried the prompts to hone their skills and to eventually come up with something novel, or a novel πŸ™‚

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      1. The quest must not die, even when you think all you are doing is old wine and old bottles. As for me, I am not talented or prolific enough for prompts, though I have stopped being jealous of them πŸ˜‰ masterpiece is therefore unlikely, you are our last hope

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      2. Lol ESP! Me and last hope!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Okay, on a more serious note, don’t underestimate your talent, you must write that masterpiece whether you respond to prompts or not!
        I’ll continue to bottle old wine in old bottles as l can. πŸ™‚
        (Are you still jealous?πŸ˜‰)

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      3. Hmm I know..we must try to do things we are not capable of, or think not to be. As for jealousy, it can be construed as confession, so I will keep quiet 😍

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