(8 June 1920 – 4 December 1995 / Taringa, Queensland)

'Thought Is Surrounded By A Halo'

Show me the order of the world,
the hard-edge light of this-is-so
prior to all experience
and common to both world and thought,
no model, but the truth itself.

Language is not a perfect game,
and if it were, how could we play?
The world's more than the sum of things
like moon, sky, centre, body, bed,
as all the singing masters know.

Picture two lovers side by side
who sleep and dream and wake to hold
the real and imagined world
body by body, word by word
in the wild halo of their thought.

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'The world's more than the sum of things like moon, sky, centre, body, bed, as all the singing masters know.' - Wonderful! A great message of truth in just three lines! The last stanza epitomizes the beauty of the poem, particularly the last line.
Exquisitely beautiful portrayal of a lover's sentiments- real as well imagined. Thanks.
Side by side! ! ! Muse of love and life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
to me this is an interesting statement about the real and the words we use to summon the real. the image of the two lovers in the last stanza is an excellent one for the intimacy it suggests as well as the part thought plays in that intimacy and the attraction that leads to it. -gk
A vey fine poem. congrats for POD
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