On the edge of thought…there comes the words

We live our precious lives
Sailing along
And take all that matters
Compressing it in our memories.
The wide expanse
Of miraculous space
Behind eyes that see
Without having to speak
We gather there
Where words slip through
Like tiny lives of their own.
They move along
Closer and closer to the edge,
Spilling on waves
Sometimes bobbing along on still waters
But eventually they will find their way
To the end of the world of silence
And try as we might
To hold them back
Over they go
Falling onto pages,
In books,
On scraps of papers,
Anywhere they find a place
To exist
To be written
The true beauty is what happens
When they fall,
Flying free
To the ends of the universe,
Where someone may chance upon
A phrase,
A page,
Something, anything,
That connects with the emotion
They feel at that very moment,
That let’s them know
Someone else may have caught a glimpse
Of their universe.
It is there,
The magical connection
Of humanity that gives birth
To a friend.
To communicate through words,
Across worlds,
In quiet corners read
Perhaps by the light of day
Or in darkened rooms lit
With candles,
We lose ourselves in this world
True magic exists
When the heart is free
To express
It’s gift of words
To the world.

Photo :
Vadim Klevenskiy

10 thoughts on “On the edge of thought…there comes the words

  1. John, thank you for the kind words and for making my day so bright. The first comment as i awake and sip my coffee And now i see a beautiful day ahead, thank you for your gift of words. Peace my friend , Kim.


  2. We gather there / Where words slip through / Like tiny lives of their own. One of many lines I enjoyed reading in this poem. You know, I’ve written this poem a few times in the last half century and have never quite managed to get it right. Thank you, for now I can rest, assured that it has finally been put to rest.

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  3. From the title until the last word it is unique, clever, stunning work of art. Bravo, Kim. With your sophisticated style you produced another masterpiece from your workshop of dreams. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Your words are stars and I humbly thank you for shining your light for me....

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