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An Eternity of Thought

Mentation then, tear watered,
swells and garbs itself with presence— 
at once to shout, in strength, 
and pluck a cosmic string,
now restive, overstrung and tense. 

Whispered tremolo swells
and in crescendo risen
transcends veiled mists of time 
to stand, all seeing, astride 
the sleepy gates of pearly dawn.

And, absent pause, endures
to span the velvet gulf 
of light and truth and there to find
ineffable essence, which intermits
its fervent stir to calm.

And so of hopes and dreams and prayers,
suspend all doubt and hesitation,
for these with purpose-driven urge
merge with an eternity of thought
and we the authors of its might.

Dedicated to our dear and treasured poet and friend: Sarai Romani.


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  1. Date: 10/29/2014 1:21:00 AM

    I don't know this poet. but this is a wonderful dedication. love all the imagery and that last stanza is a WOW.
  1. Date: 10/28/2014 4:16:00 PM

    So again, you have spun threads of silver lining! Hopes and dreams and prayers that glitter in the light we follow. One that will one day lead us to our eternal home. Mark, my dear friend, your pen has sung a most beautiful ballad :-) And thank you!
  1. Date: 10/27/2014 6:43:00 PM

    Absolutely stunning! Your language and the descriptions of your thoughts are breathtakingly beautiful. What fine wording from you poet Mark! I will certainly read more from you. Excellently accomplished!
  1. Date: 10/27/2014 5:02:00 AM

    A masterful symphony of words that is music to my ears Mark. Shaken and awakened by this inspiring piece!
  1. Date: 10/27/2014 12:42:00 AM

    A deep, awesome write, Mark, oh I love this! my fav lines ... "to span the velvet gulf of light and..." beautiful!
  1. Date: 10/25/2014 11:34:00 AM

    Very nice dedication Mark....I especially liked the 2nd wishes
  1. Date: 10/24/2014 3:12:00 PM

    Love the nebulous, shifting metaphors just beyond immediate grasp. This is one of your best I have read. Glad to see you back.
  1. Date: 10/23/2014 7:38:00 PM

    Mark, Your words flow like the majesty of white water crashing upon the river from the kayaks view. Your heart seems to know no shallow beginning nor end. Thank you for taking up your pen once again. I leave with the same feeling I did the first time I saw "Swan Lake" CAPTIVATED!