Mary Havran

. Nothing In Heaven

Nothing
I mean not a Thing
Literally
No Things
Can You Imagine
That lack
Of Things?

Everything on the Earth
Stays on the Earth
Or under earth
If that be your preference
But nothing
Not one thing
Gets packed

No Things in Heaven
Let me say it
One more time
Not
One
Thing

Only you
And the memory
Of everyone
You ever loved
And every moment
Lived, but not
Lived for the love
Of Things

Can you dig that kind of Thing?

Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 2, 2008
Poem Edited: Saturday, February 2, 2008

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Comments about . Nothing In Heaven by Mary Havran

  • Patti Masterman (4/26/2008 10:16:00 PM)

    This is some wonderful writing. I love the ending.

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  • Subbaraman N V (3/27/2008 2:01:00 AM)

    Yes. There is 'NOTHING IN HEAVEN'- beautifully presented! Congrats!

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  • Res John BurmanRes John Burman (3/13/2008 8:29:00 PM)

    I know some ladies who would say 'If I can't shop, I'm not coming.' Me, I'll be peeking round the gate to see if any animals have made it, because if some of my best dogs ain't there I'm not coming either.
    We Taoists have our yea and we have our nay!
    Love this Mary. Regards ~ Res

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  • nothing over (3/5/2008 3:16:00 PM)

    a very nice poem. makes you think that our secular world is not all that important

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  • Shelley L Baxter-stanley (2/19/2008 1:14:00 PM)

    Very complex poem....intrigueing and it just makes you think.I really like that about it Mary...
    Just keep sharing as this was an interesting Read!
    Shelley

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  • Roger Cornish (2/16/2008 4:01:00 AM)

    This is simply wonderful...... and very deep..
    Makes me think anyway!
    Rogerx

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  • Janice Windle (2/14/2008 12:40:00 PM)

    You've put your finger on a mystery here, so directly and simply, and made us confront it. The mystery of spirit divorced from corporeality is so ancient yet should always be wih us. You remind us that our material minds and lives make it very difficult for us to grasp the concept of spirit, particularly in the West today when for many the goal in life is to amass maximum Things and thereby somehow make ourselves more valuable and indeed more 'real'. This is an original and wonderful poem on a perrenial human problem, Mary.

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  • John Tiong ChunghooJohn Tiong Chunghoo (2/12/2008 4:40:00 AM)

    dear mary, i love poetry that challenges the mind and this is one. keep on your good work and thanks for spending time with my humble verses. keep going.

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  • Gregory Gunn (2/11/2008 1:38:00 PM)

    Not only can I dig that kind of thing, I 'terra firmally' believe it. Mary, you came through in spades with this offering. Of course, a materialistic heaven just doesn't make a whole heck of a lot of sense, no matter how one cuts the deck. A stellar posting, Mary.

    Respecfully,

    Greg

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  • David Harris (2/7/2008 3:16:00 PM)

    Mary, WOW! This is deep and interesting with its insight. Top marks my friend and thanks for sharing it.
    David

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  • C.R. ClarkC.R. Clark (2/7/2008 9:16:00 AM)

    The real beauty is we won't need or even miss these things. Great read. Thanks

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  • Meggie Gultiano (2/7/2008 12:58:00 AM)

    this is deep, but interesting piece.Another marvelous write!

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  • Mason Geher (2/2/2008 3:47:00 PM)

    'Nothing gets packed' - yeah that's the way to travel.

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  • Theresa Moore (2/2/2008 8:43:00 AM)

    A different spin on 'You can't take it with you.' I enjoyed your poem...well done...clever.

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  • Anita Atina (2/2/2008 3:45:00 AM)

    Very interesting approach to a profound thought. Cheers, Anita

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