The Universe Poem by Galina Italyanskaya

The Universe

Rating: 4.7

The universe seems to be
A puzzle I must assemble
A million pieces, disordered and crumbled
And two of them - you and me

The universe is my task
A magic cube in my hands
It's strange, but to play the game to the end
I have to destroy my past

The universe is a sheet
A perfectly empty space
Imagine the future, imagine the place
Somewhere we could ever meet

Don't care about my time
Believe, I would spend it all
To put it together, to reach for your soul
To picture the world of mine


(June 2013, St. Petersburg)

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: philosophical
I wrote it in 2013, but the idea has come to me a few years ago. I think, in 2008.
Daniel Brick 19 November 2014

This poem connects the very largest realm - the Universe - with what must therefore be the smallest - the world of the individual. And they fit together in the most wonderful, surprising ways. By reducing the universe to a puzle of pieces, you also bring it down to the level of just two pieces, two people. It's a breathtaking sleight of hand with scale and all done in one stanza. The speaker says THE UNIVERSE IS MY TASK but it's really this radically reduced universe of her life which is the issue. She is willing to sacrifice so much for the future she envisions - her past, her time. I don't know why she must sacrifice these things? But what she gets is, I'm guessing here, a common ground with the man she loves.The key line for me is TO PUT IT TOGETHER, TO REACH FOR YOUR SOUL, because it suggests as the puzzle of the Universe is put back together, there is a soul union that is fulfilled.

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Fabrizio Frosini 17 December 2014

lovely poem, I like the inner music of your lines.

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Khairul Ahsan 09 November 2014

Very nice! I am impressed by your thoughts.

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 09 November 2014

Universe the wonder natural phenomenon and the imaginations are also beautiful and the poem.

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Loyd C Taylor Sr 19 November 2014

I found this poem very amazing, a true romantic poem, such beautiful imagery, wonderfully written. One of the best on PH. I enjoyed, Loyd, the simple poet

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C F 24 February 2019

A wonderful verse about creating, assembling, nurturing the ingredients of true love.... beautifully crafted verse, simple words cleverly arranged to emphasize the simplicity of form but at the same time magnify the vivid images they portray.

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Valentin Savin 03 December 2017

Hi, Galina! It really is a very nice poem. I am sure you will assemble your magic cube and put all together in the right place. Best wishes and regards to you and your family. Yours sincerely,

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Sochukwu Ivye 24 October 2017

You have the power in your hands to turn, anything you touch, into gold. Awesome piece of a master.

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Fabrizio Frosini 05 January 2017

good, Gale! your poem will be in the book.

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Fabrizio Frosini 04 January 2017

Gale, what about adding this poem of yours in the compilation ''Our Chains, Our Dreams''? Let me know, if it's ok Ciao F.

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