Judith Wright

(1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia)

Five Senses - Poem by Judith Wright

Now my five senses
gather into a meaning
all acts, all presences;
and as a lily gathers
the elements together,
in me this dark and shining,
that stillness and that moving,
these shapes that spring from nothing,
become a rhythm that dances,
a pure design.

While I'm in my five senses
they send me spinning
all sounds and silences,
all shape and colour
as thread for that weaver,
whose web within me growing
follows beyond my knowing
some pattern sprung from nothing-
a rhythm that dances
and is not mine.


Comments about Five Senses by Judith Wright

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (2/17/2019 11:22:00 PM)

    Nice poem. Congrats for selection for POD/ (Report) Reply

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  • Khairul Ahsan (2/17/2019 8:14:00 PM)

    'as thread for that weaver,
    whose web within me growing
    follows beyond my knowing
    some pattern sprung from nothing-
    a rhythm that dances
    and is not mine' - wonderful!
    When the five senses gather into a meaning, poems spring forth!
    Congratulations on the poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/17/2019 5:38:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem by Judith Wright....... (Report) Reply

  • Drtony Brahmin (2/17/2019 7:30:00 AM)

    While I'm in my five senses
    they send me spinning
    all sounds and silences,
    all shape and colour
    as thread for that weaver, patterns springing from nothing. tony
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  • (2/17/2019 4:32:00 AM)

    A poem of the heightened effect that one feels when all senses kick in? (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (2/17/2019 4:06:00 AM)

    five senses
    grow
    beyond knowing;
    sprung from nothing!

    five senses
    make
    this body as living being
    and alive through everything!
    (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (2/17/2019 3:13:00 AM)

    'as thread for that weaver' The wonderful way senses are weaved into the web, or matrix, of the poet's mind to become a pure design. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/6/2017 2:25:00 PM)

    Sounds and silences! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (7/6/2017 1:53:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem on senses. Thanks for sharing and congratulation for poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O Brian (7/6/2017 10:40:00 AM)

    Personally I am not a fan of over-abstraction in poetry, so I don't take as much from this piece as others might, although I did enjoy the metaphor of the web-like weaving of sensory impressions. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (7/6/2017 12:06:00 AM)

    These shapes that spring..... Thanks for posting.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, August 7, 2015


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