This week we have two poems for your perusal!
The first poem is a sonnet by Alan Chen which will definitely leave you pondering life and the grander scheme of things:
I cross the chasm on a bridge of compressions and rarefactions
To find myself standing upon a distant shore
Behold! The sea of consciousness spreads out in all directions
Strangely familiar, yet I have never been here before
The winds of time are fickle, constantly changing their course
One moment the waves are turbulent, another a motionless pond
Beneath the transient world lies a slow and steady force
Deep sea currents control the flow with an inescapable bond
I dive into the vast expanse, peeling away the layers of mystery
Structures both man-made and natural littered the ocean floor
Each a monument erected to honour a chapter in history
To reach the unfathomable bottom I have to give it my all
To interact with others is to stand upon that distant shore
Often we see a ripple, and assume we have seen it all
Meanwhile, Bianca Tham brings us back to the little things we can afford to appreciate in life, even the hard-to-eat but delicious lemon curd tarts from Humble Origins, which inspired this next poem:
Ode to the Lemon Curd Tart
Every time you flip.
before I finish.
Is it my hastiness to consume you
That you always turn around?
Ode to the lemon curd tart.