you cannot grasp light
it will pass through your hands,
as it leaves you
impossible to contain
something that is both particle
you say she eludes you.
i would say, perhaps
you chase a reflection
or prismed light
dancing on the floor
it exists, you can see it
impossible to contain
the fun is
in the chasing
***written in response to this, which I found simply entrancing…
I read the elusive post as well, I can’t illy imagine how you got from there to here but I’m glad you did.
thanks, Trent. It was a combination of David’s poem & listening to something by Satinsky at the same time that triggered this. Oddly enough, it was a piece that inspired his original “elusive” poem. Odd little creative convergence.
well, not that odd, he posted the music on FB 😉
Light-hearted and fun little romp!
We cannot catch it, but it can catch us. I wonder if one day, we will see energy and matter, not so different.
The fun is in the chasing.. Cats know this 🙂
Ken, that is exactly what I was thinking of–my cat chasing one of those laser pointers–drives him nuts.
Funny! I see it all the time. In fact we humans do the same 🙂
🙂 yes, we do!
🙂 those kitties…such an inspiration!
I was wondering if you were gonging to elude to heisenberg’s uncertainty principle 🙂
🙂 drat–I missed an opportunity… 😉
It’s fun to chase, really !!!
Beautiful! we may not catch it but we certainly feel its radiance in our lives, and when that happens, it swells us with this wonderful feeling of well being, a well being feeling that flows from us to others even as we are unaware of it happening! Nice poem, Susan!
Noel, thank you! Have to say this comment rocks–like it 😉
great ending. your right, the fun is in the chasing. but one has to be ready in heart and mind to chase.
Yes, Don–quite true. I am always chasing things, like poems…
yep…i’m chasing poems and one particular femme locally. so far so good, but taking it slow. that means my heart and mind have healed enough to do so….
Oh Don, that is wonderful! Wishing you luck with both 😉
I like this image, especially this time of year. I keep looking at the colors that are fading now, like the asters and the ragweed and wondering how they hold light even though they clearly are in their last days.
Jeremy–that is a beautiful observation.
Lovely synchonicity between desire and possession not really being everything and having what you think can’t be tenable but is all around us.
Yes–that’s it exactly 😉
bet your cats feel the same…i can see it, why can I not catch it!!! fun!
oh, yes 😉