Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Life at High Latitudes

Evening swallows the whole day
and morning swallows the night
at high latitudes. Charcoal gray
clouds like pillows of white
eiderdown billow over the deep.
Drifting in timeless semi-daylight,
drifting in shallow water-like sleep,
unclocked, chimeless and half-bright:
the sun parallels the horizon
and dwells on the edge, never setting
nor ever really quite rising.
Time flows so freely here, surprising
me with its easy looseness, forgetting
time-trapping nooses of human devising.

Inspired by the title Evening is the Whole Day, courtesy of Poefusion.

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7 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

Isn't it nice when we can forget those things of human devising for a bit and see the beauty before us? Thanks for sharing your vivid poem. Have a nice night.

Stan Ski said...

Nothing to do and all day to do it in - luxury!

Sweet Talking Guy.. said...

love the line 'charcoal gray clouds like pillars of white' I know it goes on but just these words alone speak volumes to me.

tumblewords said...

Perfect! Love the words and the thoughts this piece engenders!

Linda Jacobs said...

I like the subtleness of your rhymes! Wonderful words in here, too!

Pam said...

I am reminding of the image of the snake swallowing its own tail. I enjoyed your internal rhyming.

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