It is not a vision …

It is not a vision but
a double vision: seeing
for a time with celestial
eyes and terrestrial:
when the next world
is suddenly, startlingly
near in a tired, unguarded
moment and we glimpse
the destination, still far
off, but peeking through
the many hills to come.

 

(Julian O’Dea)

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Nice one

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on April 14, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Thanks. I have had complaints this is too like Walt Whitman. Maybe. I haven’t read any Whitman yet.

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    • Pretty sure there’s only one real Whitman book, “Leaves of Grass”, which he kept adding too and adding too as he wrote more poetry.

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      • Posted by Julian O'Dea on April 14, 2016 at 11:58 am

        Yes. I bought the Penguin Classics edition from a used book shop, Ron’s Book Shop, Hawker ACT some time back. Apart from a quick glance to confirm it was worth a look I have yet to read it.

  2. beautiful

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