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posted by [personal profile] gashin at 12:34am on 19/03/2009
I refound this, which I had written down from M____'s LJ quite a long time ago, while rummaging through my little black book in search of odds and ends to use in a writing project I'm slowly circling and poking away at.

It is not only apropos, it is the single best expression of this sentiment I have ever come across and could ever hope to come across.

Your absence has gone through me
like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its colour.

-- W.S. Merwin

Maybe one day I will write something as perfect as that. Probably not, but that doesn't bother me; it'd have to be REALLY perfect...

This brings up lots of interesting associations. I remember reading an Atwood poem about love being like a fish-hook through one's eye... some of the earliest Cupid/Eros myths involved people being shot with arrows through their eyes, since the eyes beheld the beloved. A thread of missing passed through the needle of a person, a fishing-line of love passed through the eyes of a person by means of a needle-like object...

It's all kind of swirly but I thought I'd put it out there.

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