Judith Wright

(1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia)

Failure of Communion Poem by Judith Wright


What is the space between,
enclosing us in one
united person, yet
dividing each alone.

Frail bridges cross from eye
to eye, from flesh to flesh,
from word to word: the net
is gapped at every mesh,

and this each human knows:
however close our touch
or intimate our speech,
silences, spaces reach
most deep, and will not close.

Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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