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Seventh Night

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Seventh Night

	
	I woke in the middle of seventh night
	(surely He must have slept too)
	to the gasp of a heart-dream, 
	caught between now and when, 
	here and just beyond.
		 
	Before I can take a breath 
	I am surprised by
	a sudden sucking out 
	of all my secrets,
	leaving little or nothing 
	to rely upon, 
	to believe.
	
	Later it came, 
	quietly enough, 
	a milky opening of thought, 
	hinting to me of my own history.
 	
	A bright world unfolded  
	- the white celestial surface 
	of the universe, 
	upon which I traced my strange ways, 
	colored them the colors 
	of my deepest emotions, 
	my mind drifting toward
	the borders of something 
	that came close to poetry - and art.


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  1. Date: 10/22/2013 11:42:00 AM
    Hello Jack, Wonderful thoughts penned here. Great creative write.... As Always, Shar

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/22/2013 11:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again. You're going deep into my archives... Jack
  1. Date: 3/19/2013 12:39:00 AM
    It's very dreamlike and I like how the words lead you on but never totally reveals what is it you're arriving too... except that it's a place worthy of visiting. I was a bit confused in the beginning, but re-reading I assume the "He" in this poem is God and you're referring to the first week of the Universe itself.... wow you tackle big subjects!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 3/19/2013 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're correct about who He is. Big subjects? Why not try? Thanks for reading so closely, Timothy. J
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 3:25:00 PM
    this is great free verse poetry . Love it!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 3/18/2013 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the compliment, Andrea. Jack
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 8:54:00 AM
    ....my mind drifting toward the borders of something that comes close to poetry-and art. I thank you for this poem and those lines,great poem,Ivy

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 3/18/2013 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Ivy, for the comment. Jack