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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 ineluctable stir and calms.

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: 10/24/2014 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: 10/24/2014 10:34:00 AM

    What an amazing and beautiful dedication for your friend. I'm in awe.
  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!