If You Ask Me – Gunnar Ekelöf
April 26, 2012, 4:59 pm
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POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY!!

 

If you ask me where I am
Well I live here beyond the mountains
It is far but I am near
I live in another world
but you live in it too
It is everywhere, as rare as helium
Why do you ask for an aircraft to travel in
Ask instead for a filter for nitrogen
a filter for carbon dioxide, hydrogen and other gases
Ask for a filter for all that separates us
a filter for life
You say that you can hardly breathe
What of it! Who do you think can breathe?
Most of the time we take it equably
A wise man has said:
“It was so dark that I could barely see the stars.”
He only meant that it was night.

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