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Synchronistic Poem


Karin Anderson, AU

This poem and music are about how we can be so physically near one another and yet, at the same time, so far apart emotionally, particularly when one partner is working with creativity and the other feels "left out" at the time. This feeling of near distance is something to which we can all relate. It would be advisable to read the poem first and then listen to the music of Secret Garden and words composed by Brendon Graham.


Half A World Away


It dowses dregs of Winter days
rod’s divinity dips its lips
with mine~

It fishes deep in Summer days
reel casts wild-yonder-blue sea spray
o’er me~

It rakes with gold in Autumn days
leaves spiral, spin with hair cascades
of mine~

It aims the buds in ripe Spring days
blossom’s stamen fires arrows straight
to me~

It dowses, fishes, rakes, and aims
the Winter, Summer, Autumn, Spring
of me~

In dead of night, in light of day
it sails beyond the seven seas
with me~


“It” is poetry’s images
where my rhapsodies ebb and flow
and yet~

My darling you’re at every port
although you’re half a world away
from me~

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Synchronistic Poem

"Synchronicity" (The state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous; synchronism. Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related.). This form consists of eight three-line stanzas in a syllable pattern of 8/8/2. This poetry type has no rhyme and is written in the first person with a twist. The twist is to be revealed within the last two stanzas. Created by Debra Gundy.

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