He/She or Gathering the World

He/She or Gathering the World

A Poem by Crowley

He saw the world at right angles, sharp, geometrically synchronous

She saw the world in feathered edges, soft, undulating, grey where they needed to be

He never sat back in a chair, relaxation meant lack of control, weakness, pain

She let the day wash over her slight frame, cleansing, smelling of honey lilac soap


When carefully mixed, they made a complexity unmatched, people were drawn

Foreground purposeful and solid, background left to fanciful imagination

There were cogs and pulleys, sand and flowers, whips and belts, coalescing

They would hold court and people would come and ask questions and fawn


He held them rapt with numbers, theorem, history as bright and varied as a Pollock

She would roll them about her tongue and make loins tingle, every word a breath of mint

Together they would make the others want to be them, eating from the same trough

When night fell and the others withdrew there were whispers and thoughts of new beginnings


He saw the world at right angles, sharp, geometrically synchronous

She saw the world in feathered edges, soft, undulating, grey where they needed to be

He never took the attention for granted and took the responsibility to heart

She absorbed the energy and returned it tenfold, drunk on the possibilities

© 2019 Crowley


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Opposite as day
and night but meeting
each other's needs
somewhere beyond twilight
and dawn..an odd union
complimenting what each
other lacks usually lasts.

nice work

Posted 1 Week Ago


Such a life is not gifted to all; though all would benefit. Give and take is the key is it not, and an understanding that different is to be celebrated.

Great poem.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Crowley

5 Months Ago

Thank you for visiting. I’ve been a bit absent, but wii definitely visit you as well. Glad you lik.. read more
I love this. I read it when you posted on FB, but now I'm getting into your message even more. In my life experience, as a fuzzy muddled operator, I've always been at odds with those insisting on right angles. Yet I also watch the couples who've made it thru 30 or 40 years of marriage & I easily see how they've made friends with seeing life from opposite poles. I've always envied this ability & your poem spells it out, how it can look & feel -- but tis still a big fat mystery to me! *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 7 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

Man you have been busy this morning!!! Thanks for the flowers, I love when you stop by bearing gifts.. read more
I have to say when I read this... all I can think is how much I love your voice it is by far one of my favorites in this place brother Crowley! You have a certain brunt honest beauty to your penning I cant put my finger on it... it just is, and it... is great! This another one of those poems that leaves me wanting to hear more!

Posted 7 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

You stop BB!!! Thanks, it’s what I like about this place, all the unique styles, we may be preachi.. read more
A meeting of minds; on the surface, seemingly different perspectives, but subliminally in harmony; and from such harmonies, are long and fruitfully loving relationships born.

The juxtaposition is perfectly drawn.

Beccy.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

Thanks Beccy! There are those people, who just have that something, and it draws people in. Those pe.. read more
I have always thought it would be a great idea to have a book of poetry, with the poems arrange 'he' on one side and 'she' on the other - the male/female perspective on the same subject. I think the different points of view and ways of presenting them are fascinating when coming from box sexes, and I think you've incorporated this same idea into your writing. I love the differences which compliment one another so well … a fascinating spectacle for any crowd to enjoy. Well penned.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

Thank you!!! It’s awesome of you to stop by, I really appreciate the review and kind words!
This is genius, you're a genius.

The dichotomy is brutal but sophisticated... and real enough in a base kind of way.

I like how you opened and closed. I like when a poem has form/structure but isn't simply repetitive.

But I think I should read this a few more times before I really form an opinion.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

No genius here....lol. But thanks so much. It was from a prompt on perspective. Some times I get a l.. read more
I do wonder if He & She were to be interviewed seperately, without the audience knowing, would there be even the faintest hint of recognition that they were in the same library, let alone the same book, chapter or page.
The artwork looks male to me, but what do i know? I know as much about women as i did when i was three 😀
I dont know if its because ive read some others writing on them recently, but i feel the faintest hint that this could be about you and her, or Ted & Sylvia. Two very different creatures inhabiting the same planet briefly.
Really like the artwork too. Makes me think of fire and passion.
A+ Sir, now go to the top of the class and collect 200 dollars when you pass go 😀

Posted 7 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

Ha!!! The art is Jackson Pollock. This was from a prompt on perspective. It is kinda of like my wife.. read more
Lorry

7 Months Ago

I didnt realise Jackson Pollock was a real person until in my twenties. Here, "thats Jackson" was sl.. read more
Crowley

7 Months Ago

Lol, I love that.
You know what they say . . . it takes all kinds to make a world. Nice one C.
T

Posted 7 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

Indeed...Thanks man!!
I really love this verse and often, if we’re open to realizing and admitting it, near perfect matches are not made of those so much alike as of those who provide the missing puzzle pieces in the other person’s life.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Crowley

7 Months Ago

I totally agree...thanks so much for coming by!!!

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