Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"We are all held together by invisible thread."

image of Pablo Picasso and daughter via LIFE

I found the following poem/list by Raul Gutierrez here, but was moved by it so that I wanted to find out about the author. It turns out he's a really great photographer (his blog is called "Heading East") so it really is no wonder that he can paint such fantastic yet simple images with words. The poem moves beautifully from silly to moving and it really does get you in the last couple of lines. Read on.

"Lies I've Told My 3 Year Old Recently"

Trees talk to each other at night.

All fish are named either Lorna or Jack.

Before your eyeballs fall out from watching too much TV, they get very loose.

Tiny bears live in drain pipes.

If you are very very quiet you can hear the clouds rub against the sky.

The moon and the sun had a fight a long time ago.

Everyone knows at least one secret language.

When nobody is looking, I can fly.

We are all held together by invisible threads.

Books get lonely too.

Sadness can be eaten.

I will always be there.

by Raul Gutierrez


  1. wow. this is one of the most wonderful poems - writings! - I've read in a long time. It is quite spiritual as well as silly in that it reminds us that imagination is powerful and that our universe is still a grand mystery. thanks for sharing!! will be passing this on.



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