i wonder and conjecture,
face this meeting with fear
for our meeting was rare, fortunate
 but ... still i feel somehow electric
 somehow taken by the suddenness,
timeliness of this touch
  on soul and heart
i sense,
am afraid, yes ... even scared
for you have taken me aback
with approach, knowledge, dare I say ...
   ... hope,
i feel
 as if i know you already
   in some esoteric way
i sense
 familiarity with that which seems to be you,
   'tis this i fear, but,
as ever braver explorers before me have done,
i forge my way into this new
 wonderful vastness,
"lead on, MacDuff",
 'DAMN the torpedoes, full speed ahead',
wither goest thou, shall i soon follow.

from When Seas Cap White
(c) 2003 by c a gallagher

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If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

cagallagher’s Poems (14)

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“Tiger” 2
... And 2
Yes, You Are 4
My Craft 4
Brilliant Presence 1
Lucky One He 1
Thoughts 0
Sea Quest III 0
Sea Quest II 0
Sea Quest I 0
Slippery, Silent Echo 0
Each Time 0
Two Loves 1
Ashley 1