Sunday, 15 January 2012

A Greater Depth

kneeling, praying, feeling
the rich black earth
alive beneath me

still, quiet, aware,
as I contemplate
the illusion

that broad panorama
streaked and dotted
with people and cars

it flows like a film reel,
bringing to life the
big city spectacle

while I, vain and proud
eschew the crisp notes,
sure in my resolution

that beneath the surface
there's a greater depth
that is full of meaning

and it is only dormant
to those, with no desire
to walk through walls

Written for The Sunday Whirl using all of the words.


Cheryl said...

Metaphysical poetry this early in the morning is unusual but I like it.

D. Jean Quarles said...

What a lovely musing! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Kolp said...

Compelling and strong piece that demands second and third readings! Love it, Susannah.

Mary said...

Just beautiful. Last two stanzas are beautiful...I love contemplating the walking through walls to find depth!

flaubert said...

That stanza says so much, Susannah. Nice one.


teri said...

Your words do not strain to fit.I love the last lines-
"and it is only dormant
to those, with no desire
to walk through walls"

S.E.Ingraham said...

very nice Susannah - deft weaving of the wordle words; I especially like "I eschew the crisp notes"

The Unknowngnome said...

Knock-knock. True. Well said. It only takes a door to open.

Good one Susannah.

brenda w said...

The piece reflects the title, Susannah. This is gorgeous. I love every word, but especially the final stanza. It is up to each of us individually to walk through those walls.

Anonymous said...

How gorgeous. I love poems that surprise a sound from me and yours did when I hit the end. I didn't notice a single wordle word, the poem works so well.


Anonymous said...

wonderful use of the wordle words, beautiful flow to this poem - contemplating the illusion, knowing what's real, what's important...

and it is only dormant
to those, with no desire
to walk through walls

I really like that.

irene said...

It grows in strength and there's a feeling of breakthrough.

Paul Andrew Russell said...

A very reflective piece of writing, Susannah. Great use of the words.

Traci B said...

I find it interesting that the narrator acknowledges his/her vanity and pride in the belief that s/he has discovered this greater depth of meaning to it all. It reminds me of the hubris I had in younger years, so sure the rest of the world just didn't see what was really happening beneath the surface of life.

Great use of the wordle, Susannah. :)

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