Thursday, March 20, 2008


In these waters do we find life,

In these waters do we find soul

In the darkness do we find sleep,
as the world waits for her light

In the darkness do we find

Eyes closed then open

Like minds and avenues

Bathed in steaming waters

Waiting on time

On love

In the arms of midnight
I feel the blood rushing;
soon it will consume

Waiting, waiting
for my love
to turn out the light

Thanks for all the love, you guys. You do me proud. If I haven't been by yet, I soon will.

The pictures:

Top: some kind of crazy cellular development phase.

Middle: 2001, A Space Odyssey. Wonderful and yet haunting. Does it have to stare at us like that?

Bottom: Ahhh... The return of my semi-world-famous intergalactic centerfold! This nebula is ignominiously call M82. Perhaps one of you could think of a better name for it. I'll post the winner next time!


X. Dell said...

I'm a sucker for explicit and graphic astral phenomena, so I love the centerfolds.

I think of the poem, and wonder how do you say thank you to the people who have given, and still give you life. In fact, I've been working on that for a long time.

Glad to see you posting again.

Cléa said...

"In the darkness do we find
--that is often so true, when we're not cast by any other light but the one from within.

eric1313 said...


Well, you know where the hottest supernovae can be found.

Life, death, creation; it's all so hard to nail down. One only needs to start with a thread and go with it. I'd love to see your take on it.


Often alone, but always with our selves for company. Some people allow others to define them, but is there truth in that deffinintion? One would have to say no, but then, anything is possible.

It's best to find ourselves by ourselves. Then we can engage with others without losing our selves in another person.

Very interesting takes, I say. Thanks for the input, you two.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Had I read your words without the pics, I would have thought this poem was simply about solitude or wanton love... you got a gift Eric & it is most enjoyable. thank you for sharing!
Off the poetry & kinda unusual, just because I don't know about stuff like this... I was just reading about M82 a week or so ago. If I remember correctly, we could see it at the right time with the naked eye or with binoculars.

eric1313 said...


Yeah, it's a relatively bright and close object in the heavens. But it really does need a better name than just M82--kinda bla, don't you think?

Thanks about the poem--it is also about solitude and recharging the old internal batteries. That's what I love about poetic medium; to be able to express many different ideas in one work of art. And you know, my art gets better when I have friends to help inspire it and make it grow. That's where blogging has worked magic. That hiatus? It just helped with the batteries...

They were going dead up there in the cold Escanaba glacier! Ugh! I was dyin', you know...

distractedspunk said...

So. I'm just popping by to say hi, cause damn man, it's been a hella long time!

I'm glad you're okay really. I kept checking back in to see, then life caught up these last few days and it was all gaaahhhhhh.

eric1313 said...


I'm ba-ack!

Thanks for checking in on me. I felt missed, as well as flet bad that I laft you guys hanging like I did.

Glad to read your words again, tough. You have a real talent, my friend.


Princess Pointful said...

Very visceral poem you got here. Such intense images and sensations.

And no worries about the words the other night. I am more than happy to have these secret notes passed between us once again. I never expect anything but utter honesty in them.

If you are still floating around, I just posted some utter babble that I'm not too sure I like-- but was following a little of your advice, as you'll see in my vague shout out.

Jo said...

great poem

i beati said...

oh I loved this one - I'll be back 500 times to day to look at the pics again- have a blessed holiday !!

i beati said...

oh I loved this one - I'll be back 500 times to day to look at the pics again- have a blessed holiday !!

Behind Blue Eyes said...

I'm so glad your back. That poem works on so many different levels. But that's how archetypal images are, huh.

Scot said...

the ending is perfect--wish I had written that.

captain corky said...

Welcome back, good friend!

singleton said...

"The darkness knows
one of its own..."

And the light, the same....

Just beautiful, friend,
you've never missed a step...
and time,
it's disappeared,
your absence swallowed whole by
new words,

Lana Gramlich said...

Water is such an amazing element. Lovely poem here. As for the nebula name, I propose; the pink starpuke nebula. (I'm a smart @$$ that way...I really can't help it!)

eric1313 said...


My bad on all the typos in that response... yeeeesh...


Thank you much, young lady. I do love when I write something that can entertain the highest common denominator.

And I'm glad to talk to you once again. I missed you, too.

As for the post, it was perfect. Free floating, no pressure to rise up over the top. And in the process, you wrote beautifully. Just remember that you are the vessel that everything you see and know travels through. That's how it's always been, I was only staitng the obvious.


Thank you and I'll be by to read your fine poetics, as well.


Come back as many times as you want to. And feel free to use a picture if ever one strikes your fancy.


You said it. Great subject matter just seeps with inspiration. I loved how this one worked. I'm glad you did, too.

eric1313 said...


That's how I feel about a lot of poems I read around here. We have some talented friends, no?

Captain C

And it is good to be back. One day, I'll have a three hundred response post, too!

eric1313 said...


You make me feel great, you know. But it was coming back and seeing you moving along with dtregth and grace that inspired me to step back into the flow like I did. We've written some wonderful things together, and I think we're going nowhere but up in the future.

Time is the reiver
Time is the arbiter
Time is a long road
A golden field
locked in no season
and all

Time's on our side
Time is the enemy
Time laughs
at all things

Time rushes us onward
but allows us to step back

But you are timeless
my friend

You wrap the river 'round
and wear it like a ring
like love beads

And all things bow
to the laughter
that surrounds you.

eric1313 said...


Hey, at least you tried! A big plate of cosmic hurl. I guess that's pretty accurate!

No worries about smart assedyness. I'm a huge proponent of that, myself.

gingatao said...

Beautiful delicate poem/beginning.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Well you alive & kicking now & we all love it!
New name for M82.... Hmmmm how about Stellacious1 ;)

Maithri said...

I'm feelin you bro,

This is just beautiful... I wrote a very similar piece last night about 'the womb of night' while i was workin the night shift yesterday ;)

Great to know we're on the same page..


Great to have you and your beautiful words back,


Charles Gramlich said...

The bottom picture looks like "purple haze" to me. That top picture is also very interesting. The middle one I've seen.

Great poem as always.

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Enemy of the Republic said...

I knew I needed some Eric poetry today. Thanks, bro.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

As soon as I saw your pics, I thought of 2001.
Amazing film.

The darkness knows one of its own.

You do pick some brooding lines, don't you? :)


How unusual.
Knowing you such a short time.
Never even properly introduced myself.
Instantly a fan of your words,your visions,,,,,whether in duet or solo.
Missed you, glad you're back.

lance said...

Happy Easter!

Ant said...

Lucky it wasn't called the M25.

Sorry, guess that's a Brit-only joke...

Gillian said...

Wonderful Eric...I loved this one.

eric1313 said...


Thank you for the eyes. I'll catch up with you soon.


Stellacious1 ... ! We have a winner.

Very post modern thinking, you.


We are on the same page. It's nice to wave the flag of love in all of it's forms instead of feeding the fire of other base emotions.


I always dig a good Jimi inspired name.




Anytime, my friend. Just stay with us. It's nice to read even a short sentence from you.

eric1313 said...


I love that movie. Arthur C was quite an innovator with that series of films.

Good to see you, too. The computer I have at home crashes whenever I go to your site, to let you know. I'll be by in a minute while I'm on a good rig.


Well, it's good to meet you, my friend. I'm glad you hung in there for me! Really!


Your page, too crashes whenever I go by there. But I soon won't have to worry about it, I hope.

Talk to you soon, as well.


It must be. I'm trying to get it, believe me!

But all the same, it's good to hear from you.


I'm glad you did. Missed you too, my friend.

Thanks, everyone. Talk to you soon.

Pythia3 said...

So, that is where you really too. Still there, not completely out of the sleepy, warm darkness of the amniotic oceana.
I don't think there is ever enough said about the womb. Is is the birthplace of everything.
...waiting on time...
on love...