Filling in the Gaps

by Ashok Sharda

In space I am
You are in time
Filling all the spaces of time

Together WE erase the past
Becoming seamless


Posted on 12/07/2005
Copyright © 2023 Ashok Sharda

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 12/07/05 at 05:28 AM

Everything and everyone is in relationship. Nothing is isolated or separate. To be in relationship to our present environment and situation is our natural disposition. When weíre born, the first relationship we have is with our mother or mother figure. Gradually we become aware of ourselves as a separate individual, we become aware of what is us and whatís not us. This process of differentiation continues on many levels - physically, emotionally and mentally. This is what I feel here.

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 12/07/05 at 09:00 AM

The idea of this poem transcends eternity and infinity. Like molecules and atoms, life flows together and apart, time and again. Although not directly stated, the concept here embodies love. Added to my favorites list, Ashok - its simplicity soothes my spirit.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 12/08/05 at 02:12 AM

This says to me. nothing likes a vacuum. "WE erase the past" Hmmm perhaps assimilate the past? As usual thought provoking concept.

Posted by Max Bouillet on 12/08/05 at 03:50 AM

We fill all space and time until we become what we fill and are filled by others. We are one. Great verse.

Posted by Laura Doom on 12/09/05 at 12:11 AM

A timely and yet indelible presence for the reader Ashok :>

Posted by Rula Shin on 12/10/05 at 02:56 AM

We are all in space in continuity, but not in time. It is the marriage of space and time, filling all the spaces/gaps in the dimension of time that will allow us to walk from moment to moment. Here is where space and time will then merge, at the subjectís experience of timeís continuity, his attention never jumping but remaining in tact. And here he will find his past erased as he and his experience become seamless...as the observer becomes the observed as ONE experiencing not the dualism of states. The most beautiful aspect of this poem is that you take it even a step further, showing that two people can in the same way also become one when they merge themselves together with intention, growing as a result of the shared understanding, walking hand in hand both following and both leading, both struggling together. In this way they themselves can also experience each other in continuity, becoming seamless, one not knowing where one begins and where the other ends. Filling in all the gaps between them in space, and filling all the spaces of time which barricade them from living in timelessness. Together they can discover LIFE through LOVE. Then even these will become as one, life becoming love and love becoming life. No past, no future. Just an eternal moment LIVING aware immersed in joy and beauty, hand in hand, together in togetherness without fear. No man, no woman, but both as one, the lovers becoming the LOVE. Thatís what I saw in this most beautiful and profoundly simple piece of yours. Highest marks to you Ashok.

Posted by Steven Kenworthy on 12/11/05 at 06:53 AM

life is indeed one big gap that we're all constantly bustling to fill with concepts and actions that we tell ourselves were meaningful or worthwhile. this poem stays wide open though and leaves possibilities for what is yet to come. seamless is putting the past present and future in one living room together.

Posted by Ann Krischus on 12/30/05 at 01:54 PM

i like how good poets like yourself can use a few words to brilliantly state things.

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 12/17/06 at 07:33 AM

The poem is in space --here on the page, the reader is in time, reading it. In that act we become one-- seamless in the union of the poem in time and space..in one sense the reader fills the gap between the writing and the present-- and with the power of the poem (as there is here) the reader is taken into it so that the past and future are erased... and there is a "seamless" union.

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 12/17/06 at 07:35 AM

So the first line ... can be the poem speaking...maybe a midnight reading...but that is what I hear!

Posted by Glenn Currier on 07/28/09 at 01:12 AM

This poem goes in my favorites list. You express so cleanly and simply how we can fill the gaps with love... Love... and the ultimate connection of us all with each other and with the Great I Am.

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