Monday, August 17, 2009

Here and There


If I am here and you are there
(across the room or around the world)
where do our minds meet?

And if you are now and I am then, when?

I repeat: have you seen
my teddy bear?

(I thought I’d throw that in.)

And if the meeting is imagined,
all the better.

Or if it’s one cell harmonizing
with another in a larger brain we share,
that would hardly be unfair,

granted the illusion that we can,
and must, begin again.

(first publication)


Recently Linked: My thanks to Chrees for reading and commenting on my novel, A Listening Thing. I’ve been enjoying his interesting, informative blog, A Common Reader, for a long time now. What a pleasant surprise to find my book had earned a post of its own!

Updates:
“Here and There” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

A snippet from the aforementioned review and a link to A Common Reader added to the novel’s title page.

In the Forum: Michael Kriesel’s “American Haiku.”

6 comments:

Chrees said...

Actually the pleasure was mine...again, thanks for making the book available online.

William Michaelian said...

You’re very welcome. And I see you’re changing reading gears this summer — I’ll be looking forward to future reports.

don't be emily said...

Good questions those, William. How our minds and hearts connect when we are separated is always a strange and intimate imagining.

RUDHI - BY CHANCE said...

Your poetically circles are somehow atomistic working to me, William; I mentioned you and your amazing art on: http://literatur-aktuell.blogspot.com/

William Michaelian said...

Such kind, inspiring words, Rudhi — thank you!

William Michaelian said...

Katie, there you go again — you’ve just written another poem.