Friday, July 24, 2009

Where in the World

here
Shafts of light like spider-legs
approach through morning fog,
gathering dew from the grass.

there
Noon stands astride the world
a brazen colossus, red-hot fire
dripping from his hands.

there
Crescent moon, a scoop of sky
flavored peach and lavender
melting to turquoise silk.

everywhere
Chandeliers of planets swing
like vari-colored lamps in
gravitational brackets.

everywhere
Life runs over like softened wax
from aromatic candles, shaped by
currents and unrepeatable chance.

nowhere
is empty

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10 comments:

Linda Jacobs said...

Oh, Tiel, I love this! The spider-legs, the fire dripping, the scoop of sky, the softened wax. Just wonderful images!

Michelle Johnson said...

I love this too. You carry strong images throughout this piece and end it on such a note that one thinks about those currents and unrepeatable chances. Well done. Have a great night.

Stan Ski said...

Here, there and everywhere - What a good read!

Understanding Alice said...

wow, that is just lovely - havent enjoyed a poem that much in ages - thank you

Marja said...

Shafts of light like spider-legs
beautiful like many other lines An amazing poem Thanks

Thornbird said...

Loved the powerful imagery that you've created here!

Americanising Desi said...

an amazing poem with excellent imagery :)

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Granny Smith said...

"chandeliers of planets swing..." and all of your other original but exactly right phrases make me bow before your sheer poeticism!

lostmermaid said...

Simply wow !!!

Tumblewords: said...

This may be my all time favorite of your always exquisite work.