More than a window, less than a word

More than a window, less than a word

A Chapter by Samuel Ferris

I am more than window.
 
More than a thin transparent sheet
of glass finally showing signs 
of liquidity after years stillness,
years of allowing light to pass through me,
un-impeded, unbent and unaffected.

I am less than a word,
with less power 
to bend the minds and thoughts
of those who share the vibrating air.
I am in-unutterable and would be unable
to seed the air with a single thought
if not for the agreement upon the meaning 
and the alchemy of transforming
 air into a lexicon of words.



We have agreed to be one:
imperfect, flowing, speaking mass,
absorbing light and affecting as much
as we can.

I have dabbled in the essence of your being
You have dabbled in the essence of my being
and become more
more than a window 
and more than a word.
We are the fusing atom
and exploding light of a language;
an eternity of evolving thoughts.


© 2010 Samuel Ferris


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These are my favorite lines: “We have agreed to be one: imperfect, flowing, speaking mass, absorbing light and affecting as much as we can”. When people reach this stage, usually something beautiful can only ensue, for the reality of being imperfect has been transcended. Great!

Posted 11 Years Ago


Nice writing…
A different stream of thought….
I haven’t read…in writers café…
Like this….Till now…


Posted 11 Years Ago


This is a beautiful poem. Powerful imagery behind the lovely wording. The opening line is a perfect beginning to what follows. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

Posted 11 Years Ago


I love this. Beautiful imagery that gets across an idea - a lot of the time meaning is lost behind pretty phrases, but that is certainly not the case here. Thank you for writing such a piece!

Posted 11 Years Ago



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Samuel Ferris
Samuel Ferris

Rochester, NY



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I enjoy reading and writing, playing guitar, piano, and composing music. I enjoy reading the poetry of Seamus Heaney, TS elliot, William Carlos Williams, EE Cummings, Lorca, pablo neruda, emily dicke.. more..

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