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Peace Moon; The Embrace of Lock and Key; From Zero to One

Nikolaus Euwer

Peace Moon

 

Peace moon over

blue-yellow, her

horizon

lilting, dangling;

his sunshine rampant with sea-mist

and weighted by stone.

 

 

 

The Embrace of Lock and Key

 

How many moons have passed

in the darkness of soul, soul memory, soul

charades

of knowledge and bickering?

 

How many suns

have kissed the sea?

 

Her lips whisper breeze,

wild air, body water,

wind chimes

and salt.

 

He’s been holding back and re-

hearsing, black car parade

in the sunlight,

weight and stillness.

 

How many moons

to prepare for the brand new day?

 

They’ve kissed at Midnight, they’ve kissed

at noon;

the blossoming flower of

patience, the waiting game

of chance.

 

They’ve kissed at midnight, they’ve

kissed at noon.

 

Her hair like grass on the

prairie, his legs

like ground beneath a forest.

 

How many moons

to prepare you for this one?

 

How many eyes

to take in the sun

and count off the days?

 

Breathing in, your mind is

echoed; breathing out,

your mind is still.

 

The kiss of time and memory; the embrace

of lock and key.

 

 

 

From Zero to One

 

Potential energy, sep-

aration; volatility

of components, their distance

defined.

 

Molecular

formation, the pressure of

parts;

distance

enveloped and

function

distilled.

 

Droplet of

water, acidic

and basic;

separation of

poles, attraction once

held.

 

Beginning to

ending

and back

once again;

separation of

pieces, the movement of

time.

 

Intention

congealed

from a gravity

of movement;

the whole that propels

its matter by

time.

 

Mind

of a mass, an attraction of

pieces;

solidity and

space;

consciousness and

feeling.

 

Vessel and

held, basin and

water;

mind of a movement

from zero to

one.

 

 

 

 

Nikolaus Euwer is an avid gardener and enjoys writing poetry when he finds inspiration.

"The poems were written at different times but I think they all come from a strong interest in the duality or yin and yang of things. Many things in life have borders around them but they are still related to one another. There is Being and there is non-Being and it is interesting to think about the many different conceptual forms these take relative to one another."