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Below is the poem entitled IMAGINATION which was written by poet Allan Koven. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Sometimes, people get bogged down with the abstract so in this poem, I decided to include an interpretation.
Some understood without it.

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Closed eyes; under a locked prism of unavailable light 
subjects our third eye to mind's internal creation; 
imagined images viewed by non-existent senses
on an opague three dimensional screen.

In an algorithm of shedded particle waves
Insight quickly fades back into a darkened vision 
of only half a picture without reflection. 

It leaves with us a broken trail of possibilities 
new thoughts, new choices, changes in destiny 
warily made under duress of immediacy 
trying to conceive a canvas framed 
by the hand of God.

It is in response to these panchromatic memories
held back by the sun's blackened light, 
that we clearly notice how the prism 
reflects an undercurrent. of shadeless secrets 
different than the realm of visionary colors.

Sensory detections relinquish an uncompleted picture. 
The image within, at times, may reveal an idea.
the transmission of which however placed
when received should strive to become an emotional 
mover of otherwise placid thinking where wizened leaders 
can in causes wept in sorrow from yesterday's sadness 
proclaim a hope for a brighter tomorrow.


When our eyes are shut tight, there is no light or vision.
We are limited to what we see with our inner mind. 
Nevertheless there is an internal sense,
a feeling of a creative process going on. 
It occurs as insight and often fades into a clouded vision 
of a thought picture barely perceived within.

When we leave the path of contemplative thinking,
we lose the benefit of what could have been. 
The choices we make are usually expedient 
and we struggle to determine 
what it is that we really want. 
Often we are faced and challenged by outside forces 
many of which we deflect as we espouse our point of view
without exploring all the possibilities. 

We see what could be and would like to be 
hoping that it will make a difference.
and help humanity move forward 
to a brighter tomorrow.

CAK  5-23-2103

Copyright © Allan Koven

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  1. Date: 2/3/2015 4:35:00 PM
    Hi Allen: Thank you for extolling the arcane images of imagination. Great Write!

  1. Date: 2/3/2015 3:07:00 PM
    I agree with you my lovely friend. It's a genius poem of genius poet. Beautifully done. i feel 7++ here. Loved always,bl

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 2/3/2015 3:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dear BL, Thank you for your kind words. I do think differently about different issues and sometimes wonder if it's only me (a little crazy person) but then I get a lovely review from you and I guess it makes it all worthwhile. Allan
  1. Date: 11/27/2013 12:10:00 AM
    Hi Allan, , Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. You know me I’ will always enjoy stopping by with love and support, no matter if I do not Understand what I am reading at times. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 5:46:00 AM
    You are a great write, my friend with a great mind,, but mine is not tuned to that way of thinking. I just know how tyo stop the mind and take a look at the me before all the thoughts and emotions, but I don't know how to explain it or think about it. I love reading your stuff and trying to work it out though, Thanks allan for the read...Peter

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 9/8/2013 10:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    See my comment on your poem on 'silence' Allan
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:32:00 AM
    Enjoyed your thoughts and interpretation. I like to meditate and find my creativity grows when I still my mind. It does open it to something greater. Glad to have you as a fellow Lifetime Member SuZ

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:23:00 AM
    a third eye, i love the idea of it, perhaps you'd have to open not only your eyes but your mind and have the most long spiritual journey to open it up, enjoyed this one ~always, Linda

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 2:29:00 PM
    Hi Allan: Fantastic poem. I really enjoyed the part that stated, "trying to conceive a canvas framed by the hand of God." Have a great day.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 5/31/2013 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sheol, I do believe in a creator of all things, but not in the Christian sense. God is, I believe, beyond all anthropomorphic thinking. My of my poems reflect the unknowing nature of life.
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 1:01:00 PM
    - A proficient poems and messages, Allan. - Lots of joy with lifetime membership! - Have a nice weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 5/31/2013 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You too, Lise.
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 10:36:00 AM
    ah to live in the moment for this is all we have a very well put together piece of work keep up the good work