what it is

This is not a map
through the maze

or a blueprint
to what I build

it is a shell singing the movement
of what is possible
in emptiness

put it to your ear

listen

it is what this heart knows

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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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19 Responses to what it is

  1. Aah, an ode to emptiness!
    Beautiful, Susan.

  2. jmgoyder says:

    That touched a raw nerve for me (in a good way) – thank you Susan.

  3. oneofaclass says:

    in emptiness
    can anyone
    hear the heart’s song?

  4. Alice Keys says:

    Susan, I really need a map right now. And all you hand me is this shell (joking)? 😉 Very nice. Alice

  5. Trent Lewin says:

    So I took this to mean that either the poem is the shell, or your poetic life is, as you build another one. I don’t know where my mind went on this one, but I liked it and that’s what matters to me. Rock on, Daniels.

  6. apocalypsepoet says:

    Oh yes, I like this a lot. It’s so crafty. You tell us exactly what it is and what it isn’t. But then we aren’t presented with it at all. Very much a meditation on emptiness and meaninglessness. The question is what’s the point? And the answer is in there too.

  7. Rhonda says:

    I don’t often like the songs I hear from my heart during those empty moments…but if they could inspire writings like yours, i’d consider altering my point of view. more wistful than sad, and lovely

  8. Thanks, Rhonda. Those empty moments are nothing any of us want to experience, but they do allow us to appreciate the full times, no?

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