Friday, 5 April 2013

The Spaces Between

This poem is the result of a quote. It's a really awesome quote, it left me thinking. And then I wrote this. I hope you enjoy.

The Spaces Between

“And then the line was quiet but not dead. I almost felt like he was there in my room with me, but in a way it was better, like I was not in my room and he was not in his, but instead we were together in some invisible and tenuous third space that could only be visited on the phone.” - John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

I love the quiet places
The spaces between worlds
Between people
I travel through the third space
Reached only by the phone
A place that is quiet, but not dead
It hums with a constant vitality
Sometimes I hear things
A sharp excited breath
The steady ticking of a clock
Whispers in the winds
I smile the ghost of a smile
I think this is what time sounds like
And I find peace in the empty spaces
The quiet places
I picture beloved faces
And let them trickle away
A moment of silence
Two souls, alone, together
On the edge of a great truth
And then the moment is gone
Whisked away by the onrush of sound
Life continues its conversation
Floods the quiet places
And empty spaces
But I still have the memories
They visit me whilst I sleep
Soon forgotten
But never really lost
Never really there
But real all the same


  1. That is wonderful and mesmerizing! I love how you capture those moments and can put it to words so eloquently. :D I love this.
    WIll you show this to John Green? You should. It's WoNDeRFUL *hugs tight*

  2. Such an enthralling and enchanting poem! It conjures such powerful and emotional imagery. I can imagine a ghost-like, ethereal dimension where people are together in soul.
    Its so captivating! Well done, Octa. Captivating us all over again. Beautiful. Absolutely stunning.
    Oh, and Kal, I sincerely agree with you. Octa, you should show this to John Green! He'll be sure to appreciate this.

    Thank you for posting!

  3. Wow, beautiful, wonderful, lovely poem.

    Sorry I don't comment on your poems more often -_-. That's my fault, no excuse... But they're amazing.

    I love the quote, and the poem is perfectly done... Really nice.