A straight line has no corners.

Days lead into days
of straight ahead lines,
I am just an ordinary,
old schooled legionary
out of time with his world.
In a century imagined
I’d never see,
scarred from too many battles
with Barbarians.

Our monuments,
they’ve alas crumbled,
given themselves unwillingly
to the sea, not wanting to be
rediscovered, “Carpe Diem”
thrown upon its head;
a plaque under the waves.

I’ve viewed the statues
of the Gods and Goddesses
from sideline standpoints,
caught fish swimming through
their armless elbows,
necklaces of pearl, azure,
just precious weights
to submerge in transition.

There’s emptiness within
those marble set features,
the missing limbs, chiseled lips,
from subtle to strong Roman noses,
once so carefully formed,
now broken, askew;
as if that’s what they always

On the new shoreline,
you stood beside me, my love,
posed in their place, smiled.
Shook the old world from your hair
like Neptune’s daughters
discarding tridents for nets,
and it was no use denying,
we soldiers were captured
by a different pace, along a path
which really didn’t matter
how direct it was.

You can’t fight every war,
sometimes you just have to live.


15 thoughts on “A straight line has no corners.

  1. nectarfizz says:

    Oh Matthew, that is so beautiful. ::Claps hands::

  2. Matt says:

    Thanks, Bekki, we fight our own minor wars don’t we, hoping for an eventual peace, that’s the sense I was looking for in this poem.

  3. nectarfizz says:

    “You can’t fight every war,
    sometimes you just have to live”

    Thats how wars are won in the long run. The biggest death to war, is to live well, love well, and hold hands!

  4. Vic says:

    cool imagery. thanks for sharing.

  5. Matt says:

    Thanks, Vic 🙂

  6. nectarfizz says:

    Soft, what light through yonder window breaks?..it is the East, and Matt is, the Sabresun. 🙂

  7. Matt says:

    Lol, terrible!

  8. nectarfizz says:

    You, sweet, are almost at 10,000 visitors.

  9. Uncle Tree says:

    Very good piece of writing here!
    It’s timeless. Olympus would be proud.

  10. Matt says:

    Uncle Tree, thanks very much, one of my favourites or shoulld I say “favourwrites” from this year. Thank you for the complimentary comment, it’s appreciated.

  11. mariana says:

    Lovely poem
    Have you ever thought about non euculidean distances such as minkowsky one, or tchevichef, just to name a couple, have you ever thought of fuzzy logic applied to fuzzy 3d spaces, and how that will affect shapes lines and corners in the dimensions you are focusing?
    Do you know if all knowledge is based in geometry or not?

  12. Matt says:

    Marianna, I haven’t thought about euculidean distances as that’s the first time I’ve heard of them (as far as I know) I’d be interested in finding out more. I think fuzzy logic is the type that is used for Artificial Intelligence rules, a logic based upon IF X AND Y THEN Z approach to a solving and its limits only go as far as the experience of the programmer which is often imprecise, hence the fuzziness.

  13. mariana says:

    Sorry to tell you that is not fuzzy logic those are expert rules, which you were close cause they are part of AI stuff too. I dedicate myself to do research in those stuff, you can ask me if you want and I can recomend some interesting things to read for you. Just send an email if you want to marianasoffer@gmail.com

    Take care

  14. Matt says:

    Oh well, at least I was somewhat close and that you could say is kind of fuzzy in its own way (just kidding, not a further definition! 🙂 ) I had a look at your blog, it looks top notch. I shall probably go and read some of your articles there to improve my mathematical understanding on the nature of things and widen my knowledge base. Thanks, Marianna.

  15. Shannon says:

    Matt as always your writing touches a part of everyone! Just wonderful how you capture the sadness and the victory!

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