Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Error by Don Paterson

The Error

As the bird is to the air
and the whale is to the sea
so man is to his dream.

His world is just the glare 
of the world’s utility 
returned by his eye-beam.

Each self-reflecting mind
is in this manner destined
to forget its element,

and this is why we find
however well we listen
that the skies are silent. 


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