Monday, April 15, 2013



Love is a condition of distance,
an emanation which
 approach dissolves,

~April 2013

I used the first line of this micro-poem the other day to illustrate another piece(Anti-Koan); thought I would give context here.

Images © joyannjones


  1. This nugget of wisdom and perspective is perfectly expressed. The photos are spectacular, too.

  2. Having lived with long-distance relationships--and I don't think that is particularly what refer to here--I have mixed feelings about this one. Yes, and no.

    And then when the distance is time - or where it's not romance involved - hmmm.... yes, but also, well - I'm not sure. And there, of course, is where the imagiination comes in. Well done.

    I am missing poetry in some ways, but just cannot imagine. Feel as if I've almost lost track of language a bit, but enjoying yours. k.

    1. Well, one is always opening a can of worms when one generalizes, but one can only speak for oneself here. I imagine your brain is more in storing than expressing mode right now, K--the myriad literary effects of your experiences will be no doubt be felt later--glad if I provided a verbal moment. ;_)

  3. Oooh! The magnolia...sigh...and the love.. dissolving as one approaches.. I'm having a moment here too

  4. what I most enjoy here is the potential power of imagination over the definition of love. having never thought of it--love re. imagination--that way, I am enjoying that it blows apart some of my personal paradigms. great micro-work. i know these short ones often require much more specific thought and attention than maybe a longer piece where imagery carries.

  5. You always claim not to be good at short poetry, but you could have fooled me.


"We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, out of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry." ~William Butler Yeats