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No words

“God, or someone, had parted the sea, and who were we
to say we weren't going to walk through it?”
                                                                (Moniza Alvi)

I have no words for this:

The way we climbed this stack of stone -
how sun and shadow chased each other
and the old tar road that had carried us
from the city to your cottage and now here
lay far below us: Black and sluggish,
like the carelessly abandoned skin
of a long dead snake.

I have no words for this:

How silent it was – how sharply
we could see the few surrounding villages,
the meadows and the woods,
the soft and subtle rise and fall
of all the hills around us: And
how unimportant everything
beyond the distance of your touch.

I have no words for this, my love.

Copyright © Jan Thie | Year Posted 2009


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  1. Date: 2/28/2016 8:07:00 AM

    JAN, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing, hope to see a new one from you again. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 1/7/2016 8:52:00 AM

    Jan, thank you for sharing, enjoyed the poem. SKAT
  1. Date: 5/17/2009 7:42:00 PM

    This is amazingly beautiful Jan. And the quote is priceless! :)
  1. Date: 5/17/2009 7:42:00 PM

    Beautiful poem.