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Touching

2014/09/23 in Uncategorized

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Zeno in love

Would I be able
to touch you
little tendril woman?
Would I be able
to hold your gently curving fingers
in my hand,
little young-leaf woman?
Would I be able
to touch my fingertips
against the meadow
of your cheek,
wander slowly along
the cool riverbank
of your lips?

I do not think it is possible
to touch you,
little morning-sunshine woman.
I do not think it is possible
to touch you.
As much as I reach out
so much you yield,
as much as I get closer
there is always half the distance left
to cross.

From Wikipedia

Zeno of Elea (/ˈzn əv ˈɛliə/; Greek: Ζήνων ὁ Ἐλεάτης; c. 490 – c. 430 BC) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher of Magna Graecia and a member of the Eleatic School founded by Parmenides. Aristotle called him the inventor of the dialectic.[1] He is best known for his paradoxes, which Bertrand Russell has described as “immeasurably subtle and profound”.[2]

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Growing in the garden

2014/09/22 in Uncategorized

Photo: De Waal Venter

Photo: De Waal Venter

 

Two gardens

 

What do the birds know

that you and I

do not know?

Perhaps they know

about the small garden

next to you

that you have never seen.

They have seen the woman

kneeling there,

planting seedlings

in her little garden.

They watched

when she smiled secretly

after she had seen you

through the slit in the fence,

reading a book in the sun.

You have never seen her.