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Oh Sojourner

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Oh Sojourner

Oh Sojourner

By Ingrid Showalter Swift

 

Oh Sojourner
 
Walk among the tall lithe pines as they sway 

beneath

subtle hues of lavender’s dusk 

Reach your illuminas fingers 
with polished nails a-glittered 
in crystal-ed gold and diamond sight 
out and into this thrusting long light
         …Searing a golden pathway from sky into dark walnut and pine and lines of 
these byways ..only angels and devils alone ...dare tread

This forest is a barrier thin enough to breech
so teach me!.....I plead of you.... 

with lips blazing ... the need to speak volumes…like  heat rising 

Make me  a lit oiled lamp on a tall white post 
singing out ...streaming out into the streets gray toned and grayed with the 
beating 
of the merciless weakness ...of humanity 

lead me to hope….. yet still more
and pray

daring out …the dark night 

yearning for just yet another... lilt hearted singular spring day to awaken within 
the gates of this immortal town
held aloft by bone cavern and pale flesh tenting

Let  light green springs erupt from me once more 
and flow through all I meet 
like the river shows the leaf to the ocean and then to the shore once more

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  1. Date: 1/20/2013 5:31:00 PM
    Nice featured poem~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:30:00 AM
    Ingrid Showalter Swift, :-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself a lovely Sunday.... always & forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 11:30:00 AM
    steaming out into the streets Oh yes you are back in the swing. But can we not find the ladies of the night "steaming out" as well. I can be sure you have not changed professions. I'm sorry, but I just out of my mind that you are here. the little tea cup next to your name above gets into your e-mail. Go my inboxes on left and you'll find a soup mail from me.

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 3:50:00 PM
    very awesome poem xoxo pd