Seeking to Connect

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And you O my soul where you stand,
Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space,
Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres to connect them,
Till the bridge you will need be form’d, till the ductile anchor hold,
Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul.
~Walt Whitman from “The Noiseless Patient Spider”
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In autumn everything
everywhere on the farm
is interconnected with silken threads,
no longer invisible but
glistening with foggy drizzle.
I too want
what glistening words
or pictures
I throw out
to catch somewhere,
to someone~
another soul
connected to
mine.

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4 thoughts on “Seeking to Connect

  1. “The earth’s a pad of tufted glass/ sown before the sun. / All life is kneeling for the Mass / All quiet now but one.”

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  2. Dear Emily,
    I was visualizing a photo of your family “connecting” at home or at a recent wedding…instead a study of the connections in nature – thought provoking…

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