Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Poem of the Week - Perspective (24 May, 2011)

Poets United is all about Community.  We wish to celebrate and acknowledge individual poets who are part of this group.  This week's poem of the week  is  Perspective, which is written by Janet Hawtin, AKA Lucychili, a blogger from Australia!

Perspective  can be found at


There is no such thing as an external factor
in this mesh of system, in this pattern of life.
We are a part of each other, sometimes intangible,
perhaps incomprehensible, impossible, probably,
but integral all the same.

Like the sky today, unreadable,
blue striped with silvers and greys
and wistful, balancing on the edge of rain.
Chilling doubtful shadows and sudden saturation,
flashed with the maybe heat of the afternoon.

Somewhere between that wild breath of chaos
and the rich smell of living earth we are woven
So aim for the horizon, for the edge of the edge
where the sky tousles the rough clumsiness of
finite lives and know that somehow
we share this moment and laugh together.

Thanks, Janet, for being part of our community.

We hope you have enjoyed reading this week’s selection. Each week we select a poem from one of our members which we feel is a wonderful read. It is the poetry penned by our members and their willingness to share that is the core of our community. If you enjoyed reading this poem we can guarantee there will be many more like it so be sure to stop by next week and read the poem that has been selected for your reading pleasure.

Mary Kling for Poets United


  1. WOW!!!!!! What a FANTASTIC philosophical wise and beautiful poem. Great pick! I so love it. "aim for the horizon, that edge of the edge"........lovely.

  2. A brilliant message conveyed effectively and poetically.

  3. Lucychili, I definitely always enjoy your poetry! Hope other people discover it as well.

  4. "Perspective" is the type of poem that keeps me clicking away. You never know what you might discover on the next block. This was a great choice to share and thank you for it. P.S. I love the blog name Cranky Mango.

  5. It has a profound message; I loved the depth, the imagery provided~ Wonderful!

  6. I will go to Janet's blog and comment there as well. Mary, an excellent choice, and thanks for turning me on to another wonderful member of the Poets U. community! Amy

  7. This poem is of another level, not any humdrum poem. It conveys a powerful message.

  8. I read it once and liked it immediately. And it drew me back in for another read - and I liked it even more. It's beautiful. I just love the message of it - and how well it's said.


  9. Absolutely beautiful... I especially like:

    "Somewhere between that wild breath of chaos
    and the rich smell of living earth we are woven"

  10. We are indeed all one. I enjoyed this poem thoroughly. Thank you.