Thursday, January 25, 2007

Over the Bridge to 2007

Happy New Year (a couple of weeks late). Heavy workload and a very pleasant visit home to Texas have kept me from posting anything new before now.

Here's a poem I composed in November and revised over the last couple of days with very incisive suggestions from my lovely friend Naomi:


Just here
the world is cut in two
by a stream and the man
on the bridge is also
two: the man whose
face peers over
the rail and the man
whose face bent
and wrinkled
stares back up
and the water
itself divides against
unseen obstacles but
keeps moving under
the bridge and flows
on without end.
January 25, 2007

I've added a new link to a fine music blog called breath of life. Be sure to read up on Alice Coltrane and listen to the fine selections from her work offered there currently.


Blogger Naomi said...

Hey, Greg-- This poem is wonderful! (and I like the line break change). The pacing & music of it seem exactly right for the subject and the meditative feel. It seems a comment on how things in the world seem dual/opposite/divided, but truly are not at all. Yet it's also a spot-on portrait of a moment. I really dig it!

10:10 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Thanks Babe!

10:23 PM  

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