Torben Duncan

A Short Poem - Poem by Torben Duncan

this poem is the shortest I've written
however it may appear long
because the actual poem
is hidden somewhere far away
it is not in this website
the poem bounces off stars
it floats across the milky way
and dances with rock stars

The actual poem is so short
that in trhe English language
it would be impossible to say
because it fits so much in into a short
time frain, the meaning is compacted
into a single alien word
but in that word there is meaning
of a thousand words of praise
the poem could be analysed
for days and months and years

and after that point the true meaning would
only start to appear

so I beg you to learn this alien
read my poem carefully
for it is returning to earth
and should arrive by the time I have finished typing
luckily the alien dialect uses English letters
so you can read it
however to understand it
is not possible for the tiny human mind

I can hear it zinging now
it's bounced of Orions Belt
it just hit me in the fore head and it is spreading over this page
so here it is
the shortest poem
I have ever written
prepare to face it; s mastery for


Comments about A Short Poem by Torben Duncan

  • (7/14/2009 5:52:00 AM)

    this is great i love that word 10 (Report) Reply

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  • Raj Arumugam (7/14/2009 4:34:00 AM)

    clever, playful, lyrical and digs deep into one's mind...A 10 from me. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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