Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Novalis Valentine

Have we given up the hope
That art can truly heal us
Is poetry the canary in the shaft
Argue it out among yourselves
Does science keep coming to a dead end
Downshifting into technology and numbers
Or is it just the way you hold the cup
And lift it to your mouth
And carry it into your feeling
Can words hold us to them
Even as they let us go
Into their origins and factories
As if one word could solve it all
If it be lyrical and meek
If we would let it speak


erin said...

yes, science keeps coming to a dead end.

and no, words can not hold us to anything or anywhere. but they can lead us...

Peter said...

Yes, holding and leading, slippery words.