“Meaning Less”

“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life […] I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life” — Henry David Thoreau


Sometimes he tries to think of

deep and meaningful stuff

to fill some lines with,

casting into in a sea of words,

swimming and scattering

with the flashing silver fish.


‘There’s only so much to say

about a sunset’ he thinks,

walking along a beach

as the distant dunes become

violet with distance,

shimmering in the wind.


But that sunset repeats

over and over the world.

There is a place, right now,

where the earth rises into night,

sinks, spinning, into morning:

the poetry of motion renewed.


It’s not meaningful,

but it makes him smile,

sitting on the beach

as the light changes.

His is a meaningless life

lived to its deepest.

2 thoughts on ““Meaning Less”

    • Thank you so much Jana – I love Poetry of Light and think you are incredibly talented and unique, so thank you so much for your compliment here. I look forward to continuing getting to know your work!

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