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indar
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Matrix

Post by indar » Fri May 17, 2019 8:16 pm

Matrix

Before the cauldron at the center
settled down, content to build mountains, islands,

before continents sorted themselves out 
on the spinning surface,

before floors of seas never seen
turned to stone,

how did crystals, raindrops and most things wet
decide to harden, freeze, grow six-sided,

what was in the works to entice green fern valleys
to spring forth from harvested sunshine,

how did space and beauty summon eyes
to admit images of light and color,

what music streamed or words of languages not yet formed
call into being a capacity to question, love, know the tragedy,

to what end the temporal,
temporary use of such awful mystery?





 

ajduclos
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Re: Matrix

Post by ajduclos » Sat May 18, 2019 1:24 pm

Ah... "to what end the temporal, temporary use of such awful mystery?"      Indeed !!!!!  What is the point?

I love the use of the word "temporal" here in all it's subtle meanings.............

Such a wonder, a progression, you delve into and paint vibrantly.

I have read "Matrix" several times, and will undoubtedly read it several more.

Aj

 

 

Lecram06
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Re: Matrix

Post by Lecram06 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:32 pm

indar wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:16 pm
Matrix

Before the cauldron at the center
settled down, content to build mountains, islands,

before continents sorted themselves out 
on the spinning surface,

before floors of seas never seen
turned to stone,

how did crystals, raindrops and most things wet
decide to harden, freeze, grow six-sided,

what was in the works to entice green fern valleys
to spring forth from harvested sunshine,

how did space and beauty summon eyes
to admit images of light and color,

what music streamed or words of languages not yet formed
call into being a capacity to question, love, know the tragedy,

to what end the temporal,
temporary use of such awful mystery?





 
A poem of majestic mystery right before our eyes. Lecram06
 

indar
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Re: Matrix

Post by indar » Sun May 19, 2019 3:00 pm

Thank you both for your kind words, oh brothers in poetry :)  So glad you are continuing to participate at TTB.

Tim J Brennan
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Re: Matrix

Post by Tim J Brennan » Sun May 19, 2019 7:50 pm

...the beginning of this surprises me a bit only b/c of the finality of your language ("settled down" / "sorted themselves out" ). I've always thought theses things are ever-going and in a constant state of evolution (for want of a better word).

It does swing around nicely toward being more logically temporary so maybe that's your point. It was just a bit "put-off-ish" at the beginning for my taste.

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