Sunday, September 29, 2013

POEM: "If The Universe Be Curved, Not Flat"

If The Universe Be Curved, Not Flat


Remember the apple rain

the speedfilled dawn at falling dream
the scent the image left behind

leave the red signs in the junkyard
leave it to the mothers of China
leaving their Masters behind

include the moving clouds
including as many objects as they can
include the underside of this house


if the universe be curved, not flat
against time or set or box of matches 
if anything can exceed its direction

jigsaw pieces see all things flash
the sound a barn door makes
is almost the taste of apples

the photo down (as in a book)
the photo up (as on the wall)
the photo round (as on a planet).


© 2013 Rob Schackne

1 comment:

  1. This poem was largely inspired by the Eric Leleu photographs entitled "Subtitles". Should you have a taste for such things, for a very different reverberation, please check them out at http://www.ericleleu.com.

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