Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Fold In Space

Who gnu?

After rhyme declined in 1899
people began to weigh their words.
Rather than timing the rhyming
literally, they found
sound has an affinity
for much larger harmonies.

A word’s weight is different than the
sound of the thing.

Some words echo when not said out loud
Some words rise like mist off the page
Some words cannot walk alone
Some words act differently
Some words find old souls
Some words can swim
Some words are for the future found
Some words were never here
Some words have music in them
Some words... without a sound
Some words cannot be taken back
Some words will never be forgiven
Some words are misunderstood
Some words fit perfectly
Some words are poetry
Some people believe
the new cannot be true.
Old ways are the only ways for them.

But, when things have changed like this,
there is no going back.

Not long ago
the shortest distance
between two points
was a line.
Now the shortest distance
between two points
is a fold in space.