Awe

 

Awe

they rise
gargantuan

icons
of the clever human

they vibrate
with the rush
and chaos
of synapse
and sinew

they hum
with
networked urgency

data
outdistancing
comprehension

‘we can’
beyond the reach
of ‘should we’

bedecked
in stainless
stone
and such

a halogen blaze
of neon fire

they surge
with the impulse
of power
and greed

temples
of
avarice

embellished
here and there
by art
and
true creative touch

though
sadly
short fallen

they are erected
englassened
and festooned

in varying shape
and differing size
they flank
in concrete corridors

that criss
and cross

blink
beep
and ring

that buzz
belch
hiss

and stink

they regiment
the like-minded
that submit

huddled within

college’d clones
connected
protected
directed
and inspected
in their daily dealings

haughty monoliths
that intimidate
and amaze
with cold
calculated
majesty

but
they are
ego’s folly

for they do not
cannot
touch the soul

nor offer solace
to the human core
that seeks
the folded petal’s mystery

that marvels
at the smallness
of a changing frond

at the might
of gnarled bark

the magic
of budding branch

they do not
touch the spirit
soothed
by wind and water

thrilled
by song of birds
or swoop of hawks

enlivened
by the yelp
or bark
or bleat of beasts

they cannot
reach the soul
that needs
to know and see
a salmon’s trek

the dolphin’s arc

an open sky

the roll of unobstructed clouds
or fall of stars

they have nothing
for the soul
that needs to hear
the crack of thunder
resound for miles
across the plain
then off the mountain’s face

they fail
the human core
that needs
the fresh embrace of rain

the crisp and quiet
drift of snow

the hues and sway
of living fields

They leave the spirit cold
that needs
to watch the orchard’s blossoms
bloom to fruit

see forests
thick beyond horizons

or feel
the lift of cresting surf

no…

there are no human constructs
that satisfy
this need to know
evolving natural wonders

that inspire

resonate
the heart

that liberate
the soul
to leave one
truly filled

with awe

• • •

rob kistner © 2008

 

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~ by Image&VerseToo on May 16, 2008.

5 Responses to “Awe”

  1. This is definetly one of those awe inspiring poems

  2. Awesome is a word that comes to mind.

  3. So true ! The concrete jungles make Man lose his touch with the beauties of Nature that can give him peace and touch his soul like nothing else.

  4. The title is great!

    Awesome!

    celebration

  5. i am;
    in awe.

    🙂

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