Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

Distance

by Edmund Draycott

In one dimension
Single
Homogeneous
Translation-invariant
Distance abounds
From a to b
From x to y
 
But I can conceive
Of a different distance
 
Beyond that of time
Or length of race
Beyond aloofness
Or progressive pace
Beyond disagreement
Or extent of space
Beyond Cartesian
Or Pythagorean
I can conceive
Of a different place
 
And while I am there
I am not really here
The distance between me
And myself is not clear
But I know of the distance
Between day and dream
And the incredible distance
With nothing between

Added: 28.04.2011

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