Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Image


Behold
I have created man in MY image

Behold
You hath reFASHIONed thyself
In your image
Of
What LIE in
Your imagination
of
HIS image
Of
HER image
Of
You
And you saw that it was good
And nice
And it was evening..
And it was morning..

G’day you silly man..


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28 Comments:

Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

interesting... i'll have to think about this one!

January 30, 2007 11:12 PM  
Blogger Lakewood Venter said...

G'day to you too.

January 30, 2007 11:33 PM  
Blogger chana said...

hmmm... thought-provoking.
A satire for self-worship… mocking the narcissism and vanity of fashion?

January 31, 2007 12:47 AM  
Blogger rebeccabeth said...

fantastic

January 31, 2007 1:14 AM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

I'm glad I discovered your blog.
You are a fantastic writer.
I think I'm addicted.
:)

This poem of yours can be translated in so many different ways.
It's quite unbelievable.
Deep stuff, man.

January 31, 2007 1:48 AM  
Blogger nuch a chosid said...

Oysh,, i'll need to use my gemmare kup to get this one

January 31, 2007 2:02 AM  
Blogger knaidel maidel said...

I like it. The ending gives it just the right flavor, takes away the edge.

January 31, 2007 2:31 AM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I am bewildered lol. Awesome pic totally fits the poem.

January 31, 2007 9:22 AM  
Blogger kasamba said...

Ha!
That was adorable!!!

January 31, 2007 9:41 AM  
Blogger It's All Good Now said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH. And to think you wrote this on a Tuesday, yom shenechfal boh KEE TOV!!!

January 31, 2007 9:48 AM  
Blogger exsemgirl said...

Lol. Loved this post!

January 31, 2007 10:38 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

sarah...
take your time
:-)

lv...
thanks...mate

chana...
precisely..
But not just in the fashion sense...but to all people that obsess about their image..it can even be a yeshivish guy whose payos are out at just the right angle..and hat at just the right tilt...living and appearing through the eyes of others who dont really give 2 cents thought about him...

Rebeccabeth...
:-)

Dreamer...
Glad you found your way here..and glad you enjoy..
I can think of worse addictions..lol
Thanks
:-)

nuch...
forgot where u left it?
:-)

knaidel..
Thanks..

swfm...
bewildered..by what?
Thanks

kas...
Glad u liked..Thanks

itsallgood...
hmm didnt even notice that..

exsem...
Thank you...

January 31, 2007 10:53 AM  
Blogger Dovid said...

And I thought this was about mocking G-d's narcissism...

January 31, 2007 12:12 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

dovid...
no no...its about naricissistic mans image overshadowing G-ds...

January 31, 2007 12:27 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

So true with many individuals

January 31, 2007 1:20 PM  
Blogger Lady Delish said...

Did you find the pic first and then create this poem around it?

January 31, 2007 1:25 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

lvnsm...
yup

lady....
nope..
but as soon as I saw it..I knew I had to use it

January 31, 2007 1:52 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

By what you wrote, not sure what you meant but that's ok. It's good poetry in any case.

January 31, 2007 2:55 PM  
Blogger chav said...

okay, dave - which came first, the chicken or the egg? Did seeing that pic inspire you, or did you seek it out after cooking that poem up? either way, it was refreshing.

January 31, 2007 9:53 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

swfm...
Ok..thanks.

Chav...
I wrote this poem...and at the last minute found this picture..I was actually debating ..and almost didnt use this one..

January 31, 2007 10:16 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Oh and..
Thanks

January 31, 2007 10:17 PM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

Powerful!
Nice!!
Oish :(

:-)

February 01, 2007 11:28 AM  
Blogger Bonnie B said...

Maybe it's because I just read Kasamba's blog on "Fashion Police" but I just can't get the fashion industry out of my head and how they want to dress us in "their image"

Oh that and "A Picture of Dorian Grey" but I think I'm thinking about Dorian because the guy in the picture looks like I imagine him to look like

February 01, 2007 2:00 PM  
Blogger anonym00kie said...

i feel like it matches my last post - what i think is based on what they think, what they think of me is affected by what i think of me, what i think of them is based on how they view themselves, how they view themselves is connected to how i view them.. and in the end none of us know who to be or who we are and no one seems to really care about anyone else aside from how it affects them..
so many lies so little self esteem..
g-d really did create us in His image. who he appears to be is who we create him to be

February 01, 2007 2:19 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

towik....
lol
powerful..nice..oish?
I hope thats good
:-)

bonnie...
lol...sorry..dont know what Mr Dorian looks like..

m00kie...
Its similar to ur last post...with 900 words less..
I simply dont have the finger stamina..
:-)

February 01, 2007 4:02 PM  
Blogger knaidel maidel said...

Reminds me of this cute little article that was going around a while back (it's bound to come around again soon, they all do). It went something like, "Billy Smith is the coolest kid in my class, I wanted to be just like him. So I tried to walk like him, talk like him... then I realized that Billy Smith walked and talked just like Joe Brown. And Joe Brown always walked and talked like..." it went on for a while and concluded, "and you know who he followed? Why, he walked and talked like that annoying pest Phil Adams, who walks and talks like silly ol' me!"

February 01, 2007 10:28 PM  
Blogger megapixel said...

dude, you seem like a nice guy, but some of your stuff goes totally over my head.
and then when i look at comments, everyone is oohing and aaahing at your work and i'm thinking Huh? what the h is going on here? everyone understands except me?

February 01, 2007 11:28 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

knaidel...
Never seen it...But its cute..
(when it comes back around..I'll feign surprise..lol)

mega...
dude?..lol
try reading it a few times and giving it some thought..

here is an explanation...
G-d created us in his Image...right?
and yet we allow our own "image" sometimes to overshadow...by being into our Image which is so silly because its all in our imagination..how the next one perceives us...so we rewrite the text od bereishes..in our own vain way...

February 02, 2007 9:43 AM  

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