Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Unearthing Bonds

Photo by jkairvar on Flickr

I love my dear siblings
My partners in hunger
We feed off of hugs
And float around like nothing
Touching the surroundings
With a light that bleeps red
Every time zero becomes one
And void becomes form
Because I can’t be grasped
But I find myself where others find me


Miriam said...


Brian said...

Living on distant hugs.

paisley said...

your poem makes me long for a more hugging relationship with my own sisters.....

gautami tripathy said...

How I want to hug my 3 brothers now! As we are all away from each other now, I miss them so.

Thanks for this lovely post..

tumblewords said...


etain_lavena said...

hugs is what makes us all warm and fuzzy:), nice poem:)

Clare said...

Hi Gilson! Such beautiful sensitivity and tender images. I just spent some time with my siblings and your poem completely resonates with me. I got tears in my eyes when I read the lines "every time zero becomes one/ and void becomes form" -- and "But I find myself where others find me". I LOVE this!! My brother and sister mean the world to me -- together we hold the memories, history, sorrow, joy, hopes and dreams of our ancestors. I don't know what I would do without them. Thank you for such a beautiful poem!

Gilson said...

Hi miriam! Thanks for stopping by!

Hi brian! Hugs are magical things to live on, thanks!

Hello paisley! I’m so happy the poem made you feel that way; a healthy relationship always pays off. Thank you for your comment!

Hi gautami! Thank you very much! I hope you can see your brothers soon and give them those hugs personally.

Hi tumblewords! Thanks for your visit! Writing this poem was a very enjoyable experience.

Hi etain_lavena! I am grateful for your words; hugs have a very special meaning especially when it’s with someone we love. Thank you!

Hi clare! It’s great to know you had a nice time with your siblings! I’ve learned to cultivate a great admiration for my family as well and recognize the role they play in my life. It’s very gratifying to read your comment and I wish to you and your family the best!

odessa said...

"But I find myself where others find me" - so beautiful!

This poem resonates in my life as well. I really miss my brothers and sisters who are a thousand miles away from me across the Pacific. Thank you for sharing this!

Fledgling Poet said...

My sister lives far away, and I do treasure our times together (and our hugs). Lovely poem!

Gilson said...

Hi odessa! Thanks a lot. I can imagine how it must be hard for you. Some times I wonder about modern technology, so many people criticize it, but I imagine that it can very useful in a situation like yours.

Hi fledgling poet! It’s great to know that, I cherish my sister too. Thanks for sharing!

Rob Kistner said...

Beautiful piece about self and connection... well written!

Gilson said...

Thanks a lot Rob! Two things that make graet topics for poems!