Poem: Out of a Drip a Whole World



Out of a drip a whole world comes floating into view
like creatures in an aquarium the
glare of the glass blinding us gargantuan and
minute things crawl through the water
whole islands of life ringed by coral reefs and atolls
from a tiny drop no bigger than the tear that’s
sliding from your eyes of
grief or gladness the emotional engine that
moves the world into existence from deep
darkness to this curiously visible
remnant of a Paradise too soon wavering to us its
fond memories of pale lagoons and purple
skies its delicacies of sight and sound these
bands of light and waves of distant
mockingbird arias remind us of
the utterance God made to us itself the
flora and fauna of our primordial state
His Words the green ferns whose fronds are the
vegetative lexicon we read to remind us of that
generous spray of drops on our foreheads each
drop of which is in itself a

4/13/2001 (from The Music Space)

About danielabdalhayymoore

Poet, artist, collagist, publisher, hoping to save a little bit of the world through ecstatic utterance... ordered in balanced lines and unpremeditated images...
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2 Responses to Poem: Out of a Drip a Whole World

  1. Adnan says:

    Sallams. Alhamdulillah you never fail to please. This was beautiful. Thank you.


  2. irving says:

    Alhamdulillah, what sublime truth is your beautiful poem! Indeed, you never fail to evoke the universe in the heart of the reader, which is its microcosmic mirror.

    Ya Haqq!


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