Thursday, May 4, 2017

On the Far Side of the World/ Poets United --Midweek Motif -- dVerse-- May 2, 2017

                ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

living on the far side of the world                    i look out                     see the familiar landscape

the mountains stand                                         the sky big                    an abstraction in all directions

the land is as it always has been                        the river runs full         at this time of year

some of my neighbors                         descendants of dinosaurs           have returned

i scan the horizon                     there is new green on the mountains     the time of year is spring

the sun moves through the sky                         still morning                 time is readable

all the latest from washington               it is hard to get the news           from here

i click on the radio                               still hard to get the news           i am left wondering

what’s happening today                        fake news is one thing              real news is another

May 2, 2017                                       


Sanaa Rizvi said...

So true, its really difficult to distinguish between whats fake and real in the news these days.

indybev said...

Perhaps the far side of the world is best, far removed from the chaos that exists. We are all searching for trustworthy news!

Toni Spencer said...

Yes. Real news is what matters: the land, the rivers, even the neighbors. Now that is real news!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

'fake news is one thing real news is another'
This made me smile although I guess it is not funny if you feel left out of the loop. I do so agree with indybev's comment and echo it.
Anna :o]

Grace said...

Have to listen carefully to what is fake against what's real ~ Hard to differentiate nowadays ~

Old Egg said...

The news is so laughable it makes me want to weep.

Sreesha Divakaran said...

Oh yes, so difficult to figure out what's true and what's fake in the news these days. Sometimes I wonder if we should follow the news at all, or keep our sanity.

Susan said...

I think I'd like to spend some time on the far side of the world, and occasionally see the landscape as abstraction, a source for renewal of the soul and creativity.

Sherry Marr said...

The less news you hear the luckier you are, my friend. I love the peace and timelessness of the desert, the everness of the mountains. Good to hold onto, as the politics goes up and down and swarms around like angry bees.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

there is a peaceful beauty here....let the news rest for sometime..!