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In Isolation

Sometimes we see ourselves clearly
For a night or a succession of years
And it seems

A wasted ability
An open hand with nothing to grasp

A bare branch
Where we must sit and never fly
Until God has taught us somehow to sing

A hungry void
That holds us suspended
As we dissolve into nothing

And yet we know it is an illusion
Because it dissipates
Like an unremembered dream
Each time we touch

Paul Godfrey

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The following comments are for "In Isolation"
by SamPark

In Isolation
Paul, I can't believe nobody has commented on this one before, like all of your work I've read, I enjoyed this. But I truly have to admit that reading your Bio really made me laugh. I think you should write a poem about your poetry and your relatives!


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: July 14, 2004 )

profile poetry
Thanks for the comments, and the complements! I have been trying to figure out how to make a poem of my (rather highly fictionalized and slightly expanded) profile, but it seems akin to the task required of those supplied with a sow's ear and the mandate to construct fashion accessories. I will work on it! Thanks again!

( Posted by: SamPark [Member] On: July 16, 2004 )

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