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Trying to Learn from Your Past

by Kristina Woodhill

You share your ancient points of light,
re-introduce yourself to me
night after night
as if I should know what to do
with light years
or the word million.
You send sparkles of diamond
dits and dahs
and I gaze like a fool,
a cosmic infant,
even after decades
of my eye contact
with your brilliance,
I still try to decipher your message,
your place, our shared place
in space.
I keep asking you
to tell me all of your secrets
and you just keep winking at me
as if we are best friends
at a back yard slumber party.


Author's Note: Prompt at meet-up, looking forward and backward in the new year.

Posted on 01/08/2018
Copyright © 2018 Kristina Woodhill

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by John Herzog on 01/08/18 at 11:35 PM

This is incredibly gorgeous and captivating, one of my favorites I've ever read here. The more I read it, the more I love it. Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 01/09/18 at 08:27 PM

Whatever the inspiration and my own interpretation, I like this very much Kristina. Playful in parts and evocative with its unique expression of relationship.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 01/13/18 at 01:39 PM

The metaphor in this comforts and consoles me. It avails us, Kristina to pose ourselves such questions as you do here.

Posted by Brian Francis on 01/18/18 at 02:59 PM

This is wonderful in its expression of timelessness. While embracing so much and seeing it all. Cosmic and metaphysical just wonderful. --bf

Posted by Laura Doom on 04/20/18 at 08:22 PM

What I particularly love about this poem is the entire thing. Reading you here, in this extended universe, is a highlight I will not forget.

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