Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Deep

Deep

Looking
for the hole
In the ocean floor
revealing the organs 
of the Earth
through a pixelated
image of the solid
measured from a device
marketed for finding fish
in the murky waters
of the churning currents,
voyagers spend their thoughts.
Only the fragile 
glass-bottom boats
floating on the clear water
of saintly springs
allow us direct sight
through the hull.
Only on unconfined vessels 
on the ocean
are the great depths 
and jagged topography
accessible,
yet only seen
through transcendental eyes.

-Robert L. Jackson III


14 comments:

  1. That would be deep indeed, to see past the fish and terrain to the working organs of the earth! Very unique vision.

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  2. We've yet to tap the mysteries of the oceans. Well said.

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  3. I love the seeing through transcendental eyes.

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  4. Really like "seeing through transcendental eyes." A bit like speaking to the Divine. The trick might be in the translation, something you have mentioned well, here.

    Elizabeth

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  5. Sorry, 'managed' not mentioned,

    Elizabeth

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  6. organs of the earth...i hope they remain a secret and we never figure out how to harm them.

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  7. I like the use of 'transcendental eyes'.

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  8. The ocean is vast and deep, indeed. Perhaps through transcendental eyes we might witness its power. Well-captured!

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  9. There is much to think about in this poem - very well composed

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  10. It's deep indeed to wonder about the depth of the oceans. I am intrigued by the spent thoughts of the voyagers. Very well penned. :-)
    -HA

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