Judith Wright

Here you will find the Poem Failure of Communion of poet Judith Wright

Failure of Communion

What is the space between, 
enclosing us in one 
united person, yet 
dividing each alone. 

Frail bridges cross from eye 
to eye, from flesh to flesh, 
from word to word: the net 
is gapped at every mesh, 

and this each human knows: 
however close our touch 
or intimate our speech, 
silences, spaces reach 
most deep, and will not close.