by Jonathan Beale
‘I used to think that pictorial space wasn’t that
important. Slowly I began to realise it is much more important than we
think – than I thought previously, anyway – because it makes the viewer
begin to see the world in another way, perhaps a clearer way. We can’t
all be seeing the same thing; we are all seeing something a bit
The surface reels around
Drawing and repelling
Playing and ignoring
The external world spewing problems
That the senses cannot solve
Geometry is half relation
To every other dimension
The key to turn
Rewritten in any order
Another order – flip,
Trip, jump, and jive.
Open the door that leads…
To the garden?
Deserts are keepers of space.
In the garden for instance
The light drops down
In perfect accident
Glimmering and glistening
Until the stars are…
The product of where eyes
Cross – Bertrand Russell’s
Table for instance
And yet somehow universal
to all. As light, Fading perceptions,
‘because it makes the viewer
begin to see the world in another way,
perhaps a clearer way.’
© 2017 Jonathan Beale
Jonathan Beale studied Philosophy and lives in
Surrey. He has numerous poems published in over 50 journals around the
world. His work can be found in such books as ‘Drowning’
and ‘The Poet as Sociopath’ (Scar publications).
His first collection of poetry, ‘The
Destinations of Raxiera’
is published by Hammer & Anvil, and is
included in Macabristas d'Honneur
His second volume is looking for a publisher, and he is
working on his third volume.
His work has recently been published in Anti Heroin Chic,
Dissident Voices, Red Fez, Sheepshead Review, Aphelion, Linnets Wing,
aaduna, Horror Sleaze Trash, Bluepepper, Yagrasil, et al.
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