Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Fine, just leave it blank then






You feel and think, and write the stuff you must write
a few dark drops of allotted ink, then mostly white.
The longest poems still leave half the paper blank,
and blanks within the verse however crisp and tight.

 

I read and think that a mass of ink spattered dense
without those very blanks and spaces makes no sense;
there have to be the loops and gaps, they must soak in
before the meaning dawns like a lotus opens.

 

So leave the blanks as you please, don’t ink each bit
and I will find my way to the meaning of it
easy perhaps due to the gaps, what you don’t write
the inferred words more poignant than the explicit.









10 comments:

  1. You can interpret so much from the blanks a person leaves :)

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  2. Wow...love the layers to your words!!! This is your 2nd post I am reading today...Really nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the posts.

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  3. the language of blanks and silence! Good one!

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    1. Mostly superior to that of words. Thanks for reading.

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  4. You always say so much with so few words. Yes, the blanks really say it all!

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    1. Thanks for being here. Glad to know my blanks make sense ;)

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