Sunday, June 1, 2008

Plunge



Leaping from
the lion’s mouth,
we framed a boat
from arms and legs,
threw back our faces
to spell the sun,
and drank to the
fall of
                                                 y
                                     t
                            i
                    v
             a
      r
g


(there is no bottom to this mist,
there is no rainbow end)

14 comments:

Ello said...

Lovely! And a great photo too!
I love the parenthetical - no rainbow's end. I always think that a rainbow only ever has a middle.

jason evans said...

The kind of gravity which only forms when space-time is warped by another. Einstein love.

Suddenly I'm thinking of binary stars. We see them as revolving around one another, but in reality, they are perpetually falling.

Sarah Hina said...

Thanks, Ello! I think rainbows are that strange revelation of the eternal and transient, in one brilliant stroke. I like embracing the contradiction. :)

Einstein love--yes, Jason. That Great Attractor can do incredible things with gravity. And if those stars collided...

;)

Billy said...

Oh I love this! I'm falling ....

Sarah Hina said...

Thanks, Billy! Don't hit the bottom...

;)

easywriter said...

Oh Sarah this is wonderful again. Evreything that everyone else said because they said it all first. :o)

Beth said...

Loved both the photo and the poem.

Sarah Hina said...

Thanks, Ruth and Beth! :)

Aine said...

Falling sensations are addictive, aren't they? I wonder why-- I don't think it should have evolved as a sensation associated with pleasure... Yet, it is. A conundrum of humanity.

ChrisEldin said...

Agree with Aine, there is something about a falling sensation...
Lovely poem!!

Sarah Hina said...

I think there's a reckless defiance in choosing to fall. Surrendering caution. If we can suspend that notion of a hard landing.

You're right, Aine and Chris. It's too enticing to resist. :)

Hotwire said...

wow, i realy like this one!

Vesper said...

No treasure then, other than the rainbow itself...
Beautiful...

Sarah Hina said...

Thank you, hotwire and Vesper! I love that this leap of faith spoke to you two.

:)