by Archibald Lampman
To the distance! Ah, the distance!
Blue and broad and dim!
Peace is not in burgh or meadow,
But beyond the rim.
Aye, beyond it, far beyond it;
Follow still my soul,
Till this earth is lost in heaven,
And thou feel’st the whole.
How do we measure distance, between hearts and minds, between the past and future, or between one breath and the next?
We understand distance in terms of miles travelled, or hours spent in waiting, but distance suggests so much more. Distant is both a noun and a verb. It is concrete and abstract.
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
– Rainer Maria Rilke
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This week, let us examine the concept of distance through poetry, stories, or photography
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