Space, or: Time

Poetry Partners #94

‘The Shiver of Time’, by A. J. Wilson of ‘Let’s Write…’

opening the window
I witness existence
the vast expanse of sky overwhelms me
maneuvering new passageways
to its outer limits
I am contained by its immensity
blown fiercely luminous
through the journals of space
cover me in the blanket of time
whose current splits through me
as I shiver with pleasure.

A nonet by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

opening the window I witness ~
new four-sided figure beckons,
stretched to far outer limits
of broad luminous screen;
such bound journals of
space still somehow
contain im-
mensi-
ty

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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25 thoughts on “Space, or: Time”

  1. A.J. Wilson’s poem caught my imagination – then yours took it in a different direction. It was a sharp turn but not so abrupt as to discombobulate. An enjoyable ride!!

  2. I can’t find AJ Wilson, the window wouldn’t open for me. I was interested to know if the poet wrote “The Shivers of Time” before the age of digital windows. Thoughtfully giving us time to wonder the poet pauses so we can absorb the the momentous surge, contemplating on things to come.
    Electrifying
    Nonet
    Down to the tee
    Finitely
    Defined

    What would we do without this window to the world containing journals of outer space.

      1. Oh so you are both talking about the view seen through the same window?
        I was so hesitant and the got lost in my own thoughts and thought the poet spake about the earthly window and the effects of the skies, the sun, moon and the stars.

        Of course yes, the journals of space and its immensity should’ve made me certain that both poets are engrossed in this thematic.

        Thank you, I need to read both poets through the same lens.

        Lol, we grasp things so wrongly.
        I will just have to leave it standing.

          1. Oh that is so reassuring to know that you first had similar feelings to mind.
            Well both of you are a gush of fresh air. Making and Developing Windows were both great innovations.

          2. Yes, yes, yes…
            That is the initial feeling I had
            It is so good to peel off the layers of our perceptions and understanding when reading great works.
            The two of you got me stuck in the middle
            I chose my gut and ran with it.

  3. You see that you have an easier grasp of placing the letters. I really want to match you, but it is not in there yet.

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