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Member Rara Avis
since 1999-08-02
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Purgatorial Incarceration

0 posted 2000-09-18 07:02 AM

From Here to Distance
©2000  Christopher Ward

a chase~
the chase

from then to now

a game~
our game

    first to fall
you smile
   I frown
you cry
   I smile

and again

én motion cir-cular
  we float through
      ringless trees
   ‘cross dreamless
kissing foreign
    dancing gaily
on that distant

  on the balance
       a-pointed pin
on a star map
    that there,

a sigh across

   we meet
   we burn
   we love
         then die

-orgasmic explosion-
   the only remnants,
    empty; cold
     warm; heartening

   and meaningless now
only arms have the power
     to defeat
   the empty-cold
         ...of space

© Copyright 2000 C.G. Ward - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 1999-11-08
Posts 9269
1 posted 2000-09-18 07:08 AM

You encircle the infinite distance, define the invisible, measure the vastness of a hug.
You do the impossible
I was so happy to see your name this morning. I knew it would bring a smile to my face.

Member Empyrean
since 1999-06-25
Posts 63354
Listening to every heart
2 posted 2000-09-18 08:07 AM

orgasmic explosion...

of space...

vivid imagery...

well done!

Member Patricius
since 1999-07-05
Posts 10750
Glen Hope, PA USA
3 posted 2000-09-18 09:03 AM

Whew...powerful stuff here my friend. It's nice to be reading you  
serenity blaze
Member Empyrean
since 2000-02-02
Posts 27738

4 posted 2000-09-18 09:19 AM

Now I smile.  Thanks Chris.
Irish Rose
Member Patricius
since 2000-04-06
Posts 10263

5 posted 2000-09-19 07:29 AM

This is really wonderful. Good to see you (I mean read) such imagination.
How do you do it?


Poet deVine
Member Seraphic
since 1999-05-26
Posts 22612
Hurricane Alley
6 posted 2000-09-19 09:48 AM

I see the dance
of this

Excellent poem! But you knew that!  

Senior Member
since 1999-12-15
Posts 1203
Wisconsin, USA
7 posted 2000-09-19 01:26 PM

Christopher-Never appreciated the vast power of a hug until I read your piece, very wonderfully done.
brian madden
Member Elite
since 2000-05-06
Posts 4374
8 posted 2000-09-19 01:44 PM

Chris, wow wonderful poem...  
distances I know that word well at times

The softest thing in the world Will overcome the hardest.Non-being can enter where there is no space". Taoist saying

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