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by Jim Moore

You skim over words without ever reading,
Tell me pearl is a shade that lacks perfection--—
Yet there is flow--when you look toward the river,
There is depth of acuity with a lyrical tone.

I smile because I know you've missed the real meaning,
The connection I've painted between metaphors and tenses,
And that composition is more than a melody in the wake of August--—
Coffee with two sugars and cream--—
There is simply more to understand.


Posted on 07/28/2007
Copyright © 2022 Jim Moore

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 07/28/07 at 06:01 PM

Very well said! I enjoyed the ending. But who amongst us knows the "real meaning". We all believe we do but I wonder sometimes if any of us do. Very enjoyable!!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 07/29/07 at 01:26 AM

Yes!! Yes! and yet you have expressed this so straight forward. I love the last two lines.

Posted by Paul Lastovica on 07/29/07 at 11:40 AM

meaning is a personal thing we project onto and pull out of everything. Still, it certainly doesn't hurt to slow down and imagine a multitude of possibilities - or narrow the field for that matter. I like the pace of this - and the invitation to understand more.

Posted by Kristine Briese on 07/29/07 at 05:04 PM

This is beautiful in its subtlety. Wonderful piece!

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/04/07 at 03:01 AM

Beautiful poetics, shades and message, from start to finish Jim; a pleasure to read. Glad I had the opportunity to check it out. Adds to favourites. :o)

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 10/13/07 at 02:33 PM

"You skim over words without ever reading" How too often too true! Fits so well a society too much "on the go"!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 04/16/08 at 02:24 PM

Nice to see this as POTD! Congrats!

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