Half universe. Half poem.

I wonder how they see the universe. Those
that might be a little more unencumbered, a
little more free? Is their night half lit instead

of half dark? I worry the engulfing murk till
it opens an ear. Till our angst matches our
scars. Till we promise each other a share of

invisible moon. Light is the preoccupation
of those who see the outside. I close my eyes
and look within. Half universe. Half poem.

Emptiness sits in a half full glass, uncomfortable
and wet along the rim. But the poem immerses
itself in the darkness, sometimes a word gleams

or a star catches its shout for help. Freedom
is the hallucination of those trapped on the
inside. A universe where poems swim or sink.

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30 thoughts on “Half universe. Half poem.

  1. May all your poems swim! You have begun 2019 on a winner – I really liked this poem from start to finish not least this marvellous line:
    “I worry the engulfing murk till
    it opens an ear”
    p.s. and have learned that till is better usage than ’til which I tend to use (and was taught!)

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  2. “Emptiness sits in a half full glass”…I like this vision of wholeness & love the dig, “…Light is the preoccupation / of those who see the outside.” Another amazing poem, Rajani.

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  3. I love the idea of the space inside us being half universe half poem, and these lines took my breath away, Rajani:
    ‘Emptiness sits in a half full glass, uncomfortable
    and wet along the rim. But the poem immerses
    itself in the darkness, sometimes a word gleams

    or a star catches its shout for help’.

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  4. Well this certainly sent our minds a’thinking didn’t it? Mankind has always had that unhealthy need to know why, rather than assess lifes situation and problems and living it to the fullest. The more we dig the greater the chance we will annihilate our world.

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