Friday, 24 February 2012

Complications

This world has turned
too complicated,
and we hardly seem able
to do things that matter
in simple, beautiful, ways.
There are a million customs,
thousands of possible rituals,
endless unfathomable mixtures
of customary practices,
merged, evolved, melded,
in infinitely complicated ways,
as chaotic patterns,
that defy proper response,
defy reasonable prediction
as to course of action.
The world has turned
too complicated
and we hardly seem able
to do things that matter
in simple, beautiful, ways,
and that is part of the reason
why it is so difficult
to find even on effective way
to say to a beloved other,
that one truly loves,
for it always seems lost
in the noise of it all,
among customary practices,
among a million rituals,
an endless compilation
of complications,
until it is the hardest thing
to find one effective way
to say to a beloved other,
that one truly loves,
the hardest thing to say
I love you, truly I love you,
and find one has response
that is simple, beautiful,
instead of all lost
in the endless dark abyss
of human culture
with its confrontations,
its meldings, mergings,
its confoundings,
its compoundings
of conflicted ways,
and what now do I do
to tell my beloved other
that I love you,
when a world turns
ever so complicated
that hardly anything is heard
and ever less is believed
of anything as can be said
in simple, beautiful ways?
My beloved, tell me,
what can I do,
what can I say,
how might I convince you
in simple, beautiful ways?



3 comments:

nico said...

Hi again ... I really love this ... It's true ...no one talks on the phone anymore and no one meets out side its like everyone stays home and waits for a computer or to much tv ..those are my thoughts they night be wrong ...I have a hard time communicating by typing ...there is no voice ...I think maybe I'll try to write about that ...I used to write..you inspire me and your words are living and loving ...thank you ...you are a beautiful person hugs ...

Anonymous said...

“My beloved, tell me,
what can I do,
what can I say,
how might I convince you
in simple, beautiful ways” ….
That I am deeply in love with you!

You just eloquently stated in a beautiful style how to say “I Love You”

The problem seems to reside in the fear of expressing these feelings to anyone. No trust these days :~(

~Nina

Unknown said...

A great poem that highlights the complexity of modern life and the way that the most important things get crowded out.

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