Friday, March 9, 2018

Meaning’s Heft--By Ed Higgins--United States

Meaning’s Heft

The heft-weight of truth-seeking 
presses in on all our fond

and fearful dreams, 
close enough to touch.

Meaning as this brown bat 
at midnight alighting

on cactus flowers, 
eating nectar and pollen.

Of course, you don’t want 
truth’s meaning landing

in your hair by mistake. 
Be alert to certain limits.

Ed Higgins' poems and short fiction have appeared in various print and online journals including recently: Peacock Journal, Uut Poetry, Triggerfish Critical Review, and Tigershark Magazine, among others. Ed teaches at George Fox University, south of Portland, Oregon. He is also Asst. Fiction Editor for Ireland-based Brilliant Flash Fiction.


  1. Dear Ed, a powerful piece which gives me something to think about. Well written, thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes,

  2. An intriguing write, Ed. I like the turning to truth here.

  3. Nice write, Ed. I enjoyed reading it. Continued blessings to you!


  4. ha ha, loved the ending, especially

  5. Dear Ed,

    It's so good to see so many lovely comments on your poem. The couplet format allows the reader to pause and take in what you have already conveyed.

    Thank you for your insightful verse. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent with us.


  6. Comically told Ed. Bat or Bumble bee, I don't care.
    I do not need either fumbling around with my hair.
    Knight Writer