The Revd Wyn Beynon


Non-linear

Lord my ruler isn’t straight
but I’m too small to see it

for what to me is a sharp edge
and exactly the shortest distance between two points
is curved truth

because you don’t make straight lines
in this universe
straight lines are curved

but we’re too small to see them
other than straight
linear and apparently efficient

too small to enjoy the wave and the crested rhythms
the pitch and the node
too small
too busy with ourselves
to see beyond the imagined straightwayness
in a cosmos of roller coasters

because you don’t make straight lines
in this creation of curves

all is parabolic
hyperbolic
a thrown ball
exaggerated
returning in all directions
the twin foci of things and you
our swinging partner in the celestial dance

Wyn Beynon (c) 2014