Words can hint at depths too deep to swim,
Gulfs too wide for fragile man,
Lives too numerous for this heart
To beat them all;
Winter’s breath of sorrow,
Spring’s new born youth,
The juice of life freshly pressed
On the page for easy reading.
And yet…the void of our incomprehension calls;
Tears for that so far beyond us,
Like a child’s first glimpse of love
In the eyes of passing strangers.

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jingle
    Jul 04, 2011 @ 20:30:30

    Words can hint at depths too deep to swim,

    agreed, lovely thoughts on words…enjoyed your word painting,.


  2. Jaan Pehchaan
    Jul 04, 2011 @ 21:03:45

    Words have such power – Glimpse of love in the eyes of passing strangers! Loved it!

    Here are mine:


  3. Jacqui Binford-Bell
    Jul 04, 2011 @ 21:53:08

    Beautiful words.

    And thank you for your kind words on my poem and my painting.


  4. Kim Nelson
    Jul 04, 2011 @ 23:20:43

    Such depth of sadness in “tears for that so far beyond us…”


  5. Bhaga
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 12:03:41

    ‘Like a child’s first glimpse of love
    In the eyes of passing strangers.’…

    In this truly beautiful poem I like this end particularly, because this first glimpse of love, received as a child, will surely grow into a full experience of it when the child grows – just as our present humanity will one day be familiar with all this that you describe, that now feels so far and unattainable…


  6. tasithoughts
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 20:11:32

    You write with a depth that allows the reader to experience much, I did.




  7. charlesmashburn
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 23:17:19

    Absolutely beautiful! So many wonderful lines in this, I won’t pick just one. A wonderful poem!


  8. mindlovemisery
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 07:42:20

    I agree with Bhaga those were fabulous lines. Moving and beautifully written. Loved it!


  9. eva626
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 18:24:02

    i wouldnt exist with out words…and neither would your brilliant poems


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