Sunday, July 8, 2012


This need
is very like
the visualization
of the first rays of sun
peaking over the horizon
to herald morning,
seen as tongues of fire.

That said,
it is true
that what is seen
is an optical illusion
for a process that is greater,
taking place in sync both
with the blink of an eye

and also
across the
complete span of time;
this creative compulsion,
the great “what if?” 
is the relentless drawing
of light through an infinite darkness.

© by Elisabeth T. Eliassen