Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jelly Fish

Posted by Kero at Tuesday, September 21, 2010
My photo from The Lost Chamber :  Florescent sea jelly floating serenely.

a poem by Lisa Williams, 

Movement means closure,
a thrust from where you are,
that glide other plane,

your bell-like head
with wordless aperture
emptying, emptying,

the pleats of your innards,
a shallow accordion.
Your tendrils trail neon

lit cities of cells
—you, pellucid ferry,
invisibly carried

spun dome like the ghost
of some merry-go-round.
And we who don’t float

with such unconscious ease
think it terror to rise
from our notions of land,

rock, and ownership, can’t
ride a bottomless plain,
colored thrust in our sails,

in the lax, placid matter
that holds, not from falls
(for you too fill your head

so your gossamer motors
move onward) but holds
your shape firm. Even you,

if you never once moved,
if you didn’t take in
the first place where you are,

fold around that cold present
then push out, with liquid
momentum (like knowledge)

from flushed, chambered cells,
would ascend nowhere new.
In the planktonic dark,

a touch is the world,
the devouring of touch
motion’s guidance. Your emptied

bell head tolls the thrust,
the sole luminous effort—clear
life thinking’s lost!

An entry for

6 sweets for Kero:

Annelie on September 21, 2010 at 10:42 PM said...

It was a beautiful Jelly Fish, but I don´t like to meet them in the sea...
And the poem, lovely!

Annelie E
ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe on September 22, 2010 at 2:01 AM said...

I find Jellyfish so intriguing. They are rather other-worldly.
Nice poem and post today.

Anonymous said...

Probably two decades since last seen. Thank you for the memories.

Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Jama on September 22, 2010 at 4:25 AM said...

Beautiful photography! I thought it's a mushroom at first. lol

Roger Owen Green on September 22, 2010 at 5:51 AM said...

Yucky. But nice tale.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Linda on September 23, 2010 at 5:17 AM said...

Delightful photo of a jelly fish. I rather like seeing them in a photo—but not in the flesh.

ABC Wednesday Team


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