Eric Cockrell


As Far Away.... (As Near Can Be) - Poem by Eric Cockrell

there is a still joy in the night,
every sound, every movement.
when shadows come to life,
and time is forgotten.
and intimacy is restored.
one can almost taste the darkness,
the scent of trees, and grasses,
bathing in moonlight.
the dog barking in the distance,
is as near as only far can be.
somewhere lovers wrap in passioned ardor,
and children sleep in make believe wombs.
and god walks naked beneath windows,
and by locked doors, sprinkling the dust of hope.
while alone i drink in the stillness,
dying with the moths drawn to the lantern.
thinking of rain i smile, and whisper to lightning,
as far away as near can be!


Comments about As Far Away.... (As Near Can Be) by Eric Cockrell

  • (8/16/2012 6:47:00 PM)


    Very rich language, thought and imagery! (Report) Reply

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  • (8/16/2012 4:30:00 AM)


    yes this is the darkness which restores our souls baits our hopes and whispers love all things as you are loved unique within the webs of creation (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 15, 2012


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