AuthorsDen.com  Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley, iIan Irvine (Hobson), iPaddy Bostock, iVaughn Aiken, iKeith Wright, iJill Eisnaugle, iellen george, i
  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Odin Roark

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 1,014 titles
· 4,018 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: Jul, 2008

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· Perceptions

· ECHOSIS

· Prosetry at Work

· Said and Unsaid - Vol 1

· 3 WAY MIRROR


Short Stories
· IT

· Faux Companion

· Take Me, I'm Free (Flash Fiction)

· Beer Neck Flower

· Closed

· What Do You Do?

· Dream-Blisters

· The Nap

· When the Wheels Stop Turnin' (flash fiction)

· Nomadic Heart


Articles
· The Dogs of Sochi

· A Crow With Super Smarts

· Targets Be Warned

· Simple Times (an observation)

· Cavemen in Tuxedos (an editorial)

· Ghost Town Ghosts

· Note to Self

· Essay on Poetic Theory


Poetry
· Love Unopened

· Third Rails

· Bestial History Recycling

· Miasma Ripening

· Grease Monkey Rainbows

· Deepening Dusk

· The Enigmatic Middle C

· Whys and Hows

· Brume of Fear

· Unforgiving Reflections

         More poetry...

Odin Roark, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

  But a Shimmer
by Odin Roark
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

Share   Print   Save Become a Fan


Recent poems by Odin Roark
•  Love Unopened
•  Third Rails
•  Bestial History Recycling
•  Miasma Ripening
•  Grease Monkey Rainbows
           >> View all 955


Consideration while viewing a video of dust settling on attic cobwebs. One can’t help but see the allegorical irony in Carl Sagan’s famous poster of the cosmos and the tiny dot representing earth: “You are here”


But a Shimmer

To be that
Which knows from where it came
Knows the reality-hard past whose dust
It now imbues with reflection
As light beams bathe
Floating detachments free
Coming to rest on silent seas of peace

To know laughter learned its way
By hardened experience
Before it might relax into ripples of solitude

Oh to accept such a shimmer
Smile as eight legged innocence does
Fold into compliance
Await and dream
Just as a dust mite's next iteration
Knows existence
Is but a shimmer
In creation's grand continuum
 

 

 

 

 




Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/2/2012
oh yes, there are so many unexplored corners, and you have such a wonderful intellectual challenge in all of your work ~
Be well,
Christine
Reviewed by Carolyn Dye 8/1/2012
I love the fact that you reach into your soul and pull out all that is in you, love this poem makes you think if you're life is a shimmer please keep doing what you do!!! carolyn
Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 8/1/2012
"momentary masters of a fraction of a dot" - quote of Carl Sagan. Odin, I find that your poem contains the compressed compost of allness. I see inside this huge little poem and feel it is a keyhole within a keyhole the way microspecs in the sun drift into web and the way you make it float and settle with lines as herculean as "To be that/Which knows from where it came" and "....laughter learned its way" "...seas of peace" "...relax..." "...compliance..." complexion of something as miniscule as one little pixel, so what is the big fuss.... Utterly grand presentation. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 7/31/2012
this time not exactly my view, mine does not need be yours..interesting write as always
budd
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 7/31/2012
That all sounds almost existentialist, but I think therefore I . . . I refuse to have my existence be categorized as merely a shimmer. I may be less even than a shimmer, but again, I think, therefore I . . .

Books by
Odin Roark



ECHOSIS

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, more..




Perceptions





Prosetry at Work

Buy Options
Amazon, more..




Said and Unsaid - Vol 1

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, more..




3 WAY MIRROR

Buy Options
Amazon, more..



Popular
Poetry
(Poetry)
  1. G R A S S
  2. Words Will Never Express How Lucky I am to
  3. Love is Like a Flower
  4. Water Kinda Runnin' Kinda Dim
  5. A Little Drop of Rain
  6. A Poem In MInd
  7. Withdrawn...
  8. Ominous
  9. Hands On Arms Around
  10. distant drama and mended wounds
  11. You Don’t Know Me
  12. The Liar
  13. It's Simple
  14. Blood Of A Slave, Heart Of A King
  15. Facing the fuure
  16. THE PASTORS WIFE
  17. Blessed
  18. association
  19. A Husband, A Father & Friend
  20. Freedom of Speech

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.