Planet 'i'

by Matthew Sharp

no matter how many empty spaces written on and claimed
add 'all' to infinity and it will always remain the same

a bubble traveling from the bottom to the top of the sea
to emerge from the depths of observation and understanding
to eventually burst and be free

words i know and understand
are a blindfold
that keeps me from seeing beyond them
but when i do
manage to peek through
i have no choice but to return to words and reshape my voice
to hear/here an open dimensional commotion
where i exist and endless ocean

'I' eternally mine
as i graciously accept instinctual knowledge
in ancient dna design

common sense is like a bubble in an ocean of obviousness
floating from shore to shore
breaking against the plains of instinctual knowledge
more and more.....

merely a reflection of my
planet 'i'


Author's Note:

Posted on 08/28/2007
Copyright © 2021 Matthew Sharp

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Meagan Green on 08/28/07 at 06:34 AM

I have no words to describe my admiration for this, and i'm not going to try to explain my interpretation of it, because it is.. not open for interpretation, it just is what it is. This is my favorite.

Posted by A. Paige White on 08/28/07 at 11:10 AM

'i' liked this too. Makes me think about college algebra and multiplying by 'i' for some reason. 'i'ntriguing write. have a feeling I'll be noticing just how many 'i's are in things today.

Posted by A. Paige White on 10/15/07 at 10:12 AM

Congratulations on POTD!

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 10/15/07 at 09:57 PM

What a wonder and delight--a poem of yours I missed... during our travels, and yet--so in tune with them. Coming to the surface with insight and passion one bubble shaped planet poem rises from the depths to "burst free". Even the dot on your "i" rises with it. I love "I eternally mine as i graciously accept instinctual knowledge in ancient dna design". This has a depth of awareness, a strength from which transcending the ordinary, this bubble breaks into the extraordinnary!

Posted by Ava Blu on 10/15/07 at 10:21 PM

Well, favorite person has a potd. :)

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 10/15/07 at 11:54 PM

Congratulations on POTD! Philosophical emphasis -- the place "I" take in the universe. Thoughtprovoking.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/16/07 at 04:20 AM

What a rich read. The bubble visual is terrific - almost an "aha!" kind of object. I like the "open dimensional commotion" . There is something very touching about the word "graciously" - a humility and acceptance. Quite a fascinating world of "i".

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