Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The God of Words (A Poem)

I long for a house on the dunes,
Stained-glass pagoda and
A sea luminous enough
To charm the stars,
Yet close enough to the white streets
Of a historical city,
Perhaps London or Budapest,
So rich in the tradition
Of its own persona
That I might lose myself,
Shadow mistress
of the tragic love affair,
Road maps in my back pocket,
Heap of books upon the table,
Intrinsic scribblings across
The towered walls of my journal,
Love letters to all the dead poets,
Bone-grip of my poems
Falling from hippie-gemmed fingers,
Each one a personal Messiah.


Written for a prompt at dVerse Poets.

8 comments:

  1. ha. dead poets finally find their fame
    few want to listen while they are living

    i keep my maps near as well,
    never know when you might need them

    a stain glass pagoda sounds nice though
    smiles.

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  2. Intrinsic scribblings across
    The towered walls of my journal,

    I keep about 3 journals I have a lot of scribblings.

    A sea luminous enough
    To charm the stars,

    Such lovely image and poem

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  3. A place like this.. close to the voice of old poets.. sea, stars.. who could wish for more.. and with a wish like this we can struggle on.

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  4. Love letters to all the dead poets,
    Bone-grip of my poems
    Falling from hippie-gemmed fingers,
    Each one a personal Messiah.

    Indeed. Very interesting and inspiring as well.

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  5. The towered walls of my journal,
    Love letters to all the dead poets,
    Bone-grip of my poems... ugh that's great... I consider a lot of my own writes love letters to dead poets...

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  6. Absolutely fantastic. Love these:

    and A sea luminous enough To charm the stars

    That I might lose myself, Shadow mistress

    Intrinsic scribblings

    Bone-grip of my poems Falling from hippie-gemmed fingers, Each one a personal Messiah

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