Tuesday, September 26, 2006

If

If you peer into a bottomless well
Is it empty
Or does the water merge with the darkness?
If you hold smoke that curls through your fingers
Does it disappear
Or merely elude your grasp?
If you are in pursuit of God
Does she move so slow that you rush past
Or escape because she moves so fast?
If you see a glimpse have you seen enough?
If you see darkness is it shadow or absence?
If you've sipped should your thirst be quenched?
If you've tasted should your appetite be met?


If you stop is it really rest...?

c Paul Cracknell 2006

4 comments:

Phil said...

Thank you. I really like that.

Phil

Carl said...

I'm not much of a poetry appreciator, but I enjoyed that!

keef said...

very thought provokeing mate.

Helsalata said...

Add me to the list of people who liked that!