Saturday, June 20, 2015

60%


photo by ed schipul


As certain as the gravitational forces
pulling the oceans into tides,

between bodies
that are 238,900 miles
apart ----

         distance is the ever unraveling
         metaphor

of all the water
within
            us.


24 comments:

  1. Well, I must admit that I was never a fan of physics. Smiles. But distance as an unraveling metaphor - now that I can comprehend!

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  2. We can only touch the water briefly, look at the distance that has almost no end, then wait the water to swallow us, destroy us in great sadness. This is so good, the brevity & all.

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  3. I live by the ocean, and still marvel at its power - and how puny we are against it ~

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  4. I wrote a poem once that said "love is a condition of distance..' I feel some of that echo here, but also the vast space in between us that nothing can alter, not even proximity--unless perhaps it is that final moment of becoming the rain and stardust we truly are.

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  5. water and its gravitational pull is an excellent metaphor for all the connections between humans.

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  6. It is the metaphor forever unraveling ~ Unique title, smiles ~

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  7. So 60% of our bodies is controlled by the moon's phases. Sort of magnetic, our highs and lows. My FIL used to plant his veggies according to the moon. Interesting...

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  8. So beautiful your poem and phrasing and no doubt of the moon's pull. In We are very sensitive to things such as in Sweden the lack of darkness in summer and the excessive darkness in winter the impact is huge and it doesn't just effect humans but all living creatures. You should hear the birds by the end of summer!

    mindlovemisery

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  9. Yes, it is...makes me think of Barbara Kingsolver's, High Tide in Tuscson.

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  10. you know i love that we people are drawn to each other by forces we may cannot explain fully - there's so much magic in this - and i'm in awe when i see what powers are at work and even over wide distances - isn't that frickin' awesome

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  11. I like this. You think and write from such a unique angle. Love the words you use and how you say so much, so cleverly and simply.

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  12. the gravitational pull sometimes is stronger than we ever imagined..it comes from a place in the heavens that draws us nearer...unexplainable at times..but yet we feel the attraction within our very core of existence.

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  13. I love this!
    I'll come back and give you a proper comment tomorrow when hopefully my head has recovered from this horrible migraine.

    P.S. Fun Fact: Women are only 55% water. Who knew?

    Happy Daddy's Day, B.

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    1. only 55% - now how is that fair?

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    2. I think your title sounds like "sexy purr scent." But cats pretty much stink, so that can't be good. Unless you have strange taste in women.

      Love that you included the distance between the moon and the earth's core. Makes it deeper, maybe. Unless it's just a trick, and this is really more about the earth's score. After all, he seems to be a numbers guy.

      "distance is the ever unraveling" ... I read this with 'ever' as a noun and 'unraveling' as a verb, which I love.

      "metaphor" ... if she's only a 4, I'm sure she's not worth the trouble and you should just let it go, Mr. Conquest.

      Great poem, though.

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    3. Unless of course a 4 is tops, like 4 stars.
      Or maybe a four is the line where when you go beyond, you are trying too hard. Then meeting a 4 is not so bad, eh? Ha.

      Numbers matter little, it is what you do with them. Right?

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  14. so true forever the pull, happy if I have 55%,,,Happy trailing X

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  15. And to think...that 55% totally rules me! ;)

    Truly amazing poem...yes...the elusive mystery of how we are attracted to another person...brilliant! :))

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  16. Beautiful written Poem my friend.

    What inspired you to write this piece? if you don't mind me asking.

    :)

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    1. Ah, you know. Just the feelings of attraction
      at the core of all of us.

      You know.

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  17. Distant and not.....two alike hearts always are satellites....

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