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Just as when looking into the sun
I am dazzled by pure light,
which is invisible,
and I only see what is lit
by the paler reflections of its rays;
or when my mind,
refusing to hear a perfect silence,
creates its own thundering echo of that silence,
so that I may more nearly understand
the incomprehensible;
your absence also is absolute, and leaves
a void in me I cannot come to terms with
until it is filled by a memory.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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  • Paige S (4/30/2010 10:09:00 AM)

    These lines are lovely! Very strong and meaningful, and yet also very tender.10+ from me, Paul!

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (11/27/2009 12:29:00 PM)

    ‘…Absence is the greatest presence thro’ ‘memory molecules’..’

    Nice anticlimaxes Sir..
    Ten ++

  • Obinna Eruchie (10/2/2009 9:48:00 AM)

    Beautiful and touching lines.

  • Susan Jarvis (9/29/2009 9:56:00 AM)

    Absence, as viewed from the remarkable angle of an accomplished poet's eye. The closing three lines are simply stunning. S :)

  • Buscador Del Palabra (9/2/2009 10:12:00 AM)

    Light invisible... but dazzling... Silence... pounding.... She... remembered...
    I would have never put these thoughts together. It's really stunning.

  • Sonya Florentino (7/28/2009 7:08:00 AM)

    your presence and absence are one and the same, incomprehensible, immeasurable...somehow this poem reminded me of my favorite song.. 'how deep is the ocean (how high is the sky) '

  • Lillian Thomas (5/31/2009 1:03:00 AM)

    sublimely beautiful, deeply resonant, and damn near perfect.

  • ****tamara Hanaring.****** , A Thought Mate, (5/28/2009 3:48:00 AM)

    a touching poem well said..10++++

  • Hum Riyaz™ (5/26/2009 4:24:00 AM)

    Man, this poem rocks.. itx really touching... i love it =]

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