Posts Tagged ‘love’


Proud Owners, KSA © Jim Korpi

Distance makes hearts fodder,
And we pretend closeness.
You fill your gaps,
And I fill mine.
Your days are my nights,
And my nights are a daze.
Our electric means play childish games
As I mind the seen.

The Space Between

At The Shore of My Soul © Jim Korpi

The Koran was too heavy. Not in a philosophical sense. It weighed about four pounds. The limit for baggage going to Saudi Arabia is 50 pounds. Of all the items Annah will find problematic replacing when she arrives in Rhiyad, a Koran will not be one of them.
She’s half-way there by now and half-way away from me. “Distance makes the heart grow fonder,” I’ve been told, but I’m not consoled by the coldness in the truth that my wife will soon reside distantly.
Consolation resembles confusion when it means allowing the person you care for most in the world to leave your presence and seek fulfillment. But it’s often this going away that allows for us all to become more ourselves.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. – Kahlil Gibran