The Lost Metaphor

Latent structure is master of obvious structure. — Heraclitus

 

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trying to recall

 

a broken promise
trying to remember

 

the lost metaphor

 

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cold clouds

 

dull whorls

 

my fingertips

 

growing old

 

in time lapse

 

while the rain fell

 

on empty hands

 

& into brackish water

 

(walking out of this world:
a phone ringing somewhere)

 

“Go without luggage!”

 

& the night will come

 

glowing in the trees

 

& I’m talking to empty graves

 

before the shadows enter

 

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trying to recall
memories of water

 

opaque

 

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Words: Peter Bies © 2010

Photography: Peter Carstens (peckmaster) © 2010

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2 thoughts on “The Lost Metaphor

  1. Off the subject of this blog entry for a minute, the comment above is a poem of our time. I remember your product ingredient poems and this reminded me of them. The world is so weird to me. Does anyone actually buy drugs from these messages?

    Anyway, being addicted to reflections in puddles, water and everywhere, and also being preoccupied with time, I really like your poem. The images are very beautiful too.

  2. Hi Marilyn – some of my previous blog entries have received quite a load of spam.
    These messages are not man-made, they’re generated – it’s robot programs searching the net routinely for blank spaces to fill with junk mail.
    Like the comment function of my blog.
    For the time being, I’ve decided not to delete them.
    You’ve recognised clearly the surreal nature of these messages.
    “Soft tabs. Maxaman. Super Active ED Pack.” – pure Dada science fiction!

    Time and reflection – that’s a nice title.
    Thanks again for your inspirational feedback!

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