Failure Of Communion Poem by Judith Wright

Failure Of Communion

Rating: 3.4


What is the space between,
enclosing us in one
united person, yet
dividing each alone.

Frail bridges cross from eye
to eye, from flesh to flesh,
from word to word: the net
is gapped at every mesh,

and this each human knows:
however close our touch
or intimate our speech,
silences, spaces reach
most deep, and will not close.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Deluke Muwanigwa 09 October 2020

Painfully excellent. The truth hurts. We have to keep trying to bridge the communion because one aeon we shall be asked we excluded God excluding others. Great poem.

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Mahtab Bangalee 09 October 2020

and this each human knows: however close our touch or intimate our speech, silences, spaces reach most deep, and will not close........silence there is the king of super communion to others if the silent one is can absorb all; great write; enjoyable poem

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Deluke Muwanigwa 09 October 2020

And also our lack of use of science and over reliance on religion faith philosophy is what causes unnatural vibrations within communes. Hitler thought his super race was super and the rest we know. Science would have shown its his mental illness which was troubling him. And today we have mentally deranged racists calling other races derogatory names. Instead of locking up in Alcatraz he is even standing for High office. God forbid

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Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal 09 October 2020

So nice poem.. i loved n liked.. clear 10 We forget no humanity Friday,9th October 2020 still, we forget no humanity and bless everybody we take it as human weakness and try to bring the smile on the face Dr Jadia Hasmukh

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Khairul Ahsan 09 October 2020

'however close our touch or intimate our speech, silences, spaces reach most deep, and will not close' - well said! Congratulations on the poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the day'!

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Chinedu Dike 10 October 2021

A beautiful creation nicely put together. Thanks for sharing...

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Sylvia Frances Chan 09 October 2021

5 Stars full and to my Favourites.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 09 October 2021

Most deserving to be chosen as The Modern Poem Of Today. This excellent poem is very touching.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 09 October 2021

last part: So very true. The great Poetess was a fanatic to involve the aboriginals into the white society. She had done that till her death.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 09 October 2021

Citing her concluding part: 'and this each human knows: however close our touch or intimate our speech, silences, spaces reach most deep, and will not close'

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Judith Wright

Judith Wright

New South Wales / Australia
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