water doesn’t know division
into ocean names

the equator, tropics & meridian
are just red lines we draw
on that spinning blueness
with islands/continents

all one thing
until we named it
& us


but it’s still just that:

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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12 Responses to hemispheres

  1. BroadBlogs says:

    Funny — and alternately horrifying — what fuss arbitrary lines create, and how they create these separations/alienations (ah, alien nations).

  2. Seb says:

    It’s like that episode of “I Love Lucy” where Lucy divides the apartment in two – it’s where you draw that line that determines just how good “home” is.

  3. Green Speck says:

    This was beautiful … you have hit the right spot !!!

  4. nelle says:

    Har… wondered on this so much as a child. Um, what makes this Atlantic and that Arctic, Pacific, or Indian? We know why they are oceans, crustal plate separation and all that… but those pesky demarcation lines, so arbitrary. And don’t even go near seas. 😉

  5. A friend of mine just on a cruise sent me an e-mail to let me know she was crossing the equator. I wanted something smart ass or clever to write back. You have done so ever so beautifully, thank-you.

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