Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday Poem. Can't see it


When the world is black
and the colours you can see
are behind your eyelids

Bright as
Neurons
Flashing in the night -
signalling
a Bright and
dark beginning.



Reach out your arms
and feel the solid world
beneath your fingertips -

Rough and
real 
Harsh in the soft
darkness -
Warm in the cold
night. 

A..J. Ponder - author page

I keep on promising that I'll have cheerful poems.  And maybe one day I will :)  Like last week's "to the sea" I'm missing one of the poets that stood out at the Tuesday hub, Harvey McQueen .  Anyway the Tuesday Poem hub is dedicated to him this week.  "Reading Janet Frame" at the Tuesday Poem hub.  And his blog  stoatspring, is well worth reading as a "live memoir" of his poetry and his struggle with illness.

2 comments:

  1. I don't find it cheerless, Alicia--more 'tactile' ... :)

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  2. Cheers Helen, I really liked your blog this week. Very sci fi and a nice memorial.

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