I Consider the Threshold

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What walks with me,
neither ahead nor behind?
What casts its shadow beside?

What remains when I am gone?
What leaves me in its wake?
Who follows what follows after?

Does thought have a clock?
Are memories past if they are present–
do ideas exist only in the frame of time?

Which landscape is real–
the one attached to gravity,
or the one with wings?

For Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above, and the NaPoWriMo prompt of what if?

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I haven’t consulted the Oracle yet today, but she sent a message anyway.



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25 responses to “I Consider the Threshold”

  1. Jane Dougherty says :

    This is going to be one of my favourites of your poemart works. Just GREAT!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. rivrvlogr says :

    Much to ponder here. If possible, we probably would ask the very same questions of ourselves even after we were gone.

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  3. Sue Vincent says :

    This is superb,kerfe, both poem and artwork…but as for reality, my choice has wings 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Manja Mexi Movie says :

    Poemart! What a great word, thank you, Jane. 🙂

    And a marvellous paintwording, Kerfe.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. jenanita01 says :

    Love the poem and the artwork..

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Ennle Madresan says :

    Stellar work, as usual!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sharon Mann says :

    Your art just blew me away, love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Violet Lentz says :

    I like to think all is reality, in it’s own time.. Beautifully said.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Shuku Li says :

    I absolutely adore this one, and the artwork fits so perfectly! ‘Does thought have a clock?’ – my favourite line ever.

    My Day 6 finally! Am still trying to catch up…it is starting to seem impossible but I’ll give it my best shot.


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