Distances: Ekphrastic Challenge, Day 18

How do we measure distance?

Between yesterday and tomorrow,
the light of long-dead stars echo

like a voice, a song, a laugh
lingering in memory, and dreams

that bridge the distance
between imaginary and real,

to tumble over and over like waves–

but where does a wave go? And does it roll,
or unroll onto the shore as it picks up and deposits the sand,

each grain a part of something largerโ€”
a rock, a meteor, a starโ€”

the distance between before and now
a footprint on the beach, gone.

For Paul Brookes’ Ekphrastic Challenge. You can see all the art and read the poems here.

26 thoughts on “Distances: Ekphrastic Challenge, Day 18

  1. I love the comparison of distances in time with distances in space here, which are after all, really the same thing. I like the shift from the specific to the universal, and back again ๐Ÿ˜Š

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