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Ghost-written

My poems are ghost-written. I scarcely identify the visitants Mingling with heedless shadows. Poltergeists outfit my words. Though we converse, I hardly know them, And seldom fathom Their prophecies. My poems hemorrhage In convulsive madness Like the speaker in tongues, Unleashing foreboding fragments, That I might discern some divination. But my autonomous hands move on Planchettes over enigmatic spirit boards For which I act only as outlet. My poems are ghost-written. My stanzas are tent revivals arrayed Down the page with ritual dance. Faith healers shout and wail, bending my lines wending a trail of travail, They conjure all specters to avail. My poems are ghost-written. My words breathe and writhe. They live as cells squirming for life. Yet, inflections within them always Mutter from another, A propulsion between impression and Arousal.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 12/5/2021 12:47:00 PM
Your poem, Thomas, peels back like an onion with layers of revelation. This piece, like your work overall, rewards the reader with meaning, multifaceted. The concluding two lines catch (sharply) the movement of poetry - "impression" to "arousal" + every sense in between. Superb! Best wishes, Brian
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Thomas Wells
Date: 12/6/2021 10:55:00 AM
I am honored again to receive your rich insights, Brian. Thank you so much.
Date: 12/3/2021 12:08:00 PM
Hello Thomas Wells, just let the pen flow with the words. enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 12/4/2021 2:59:00 PM
Hello Thomas Wells, Thank you. Yes let the pen flow. You will see my comments more often to your poetry. Blessings my friend.
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Thomas Wells
Date: 12/3/2021 3:04:00 PM
Hello Darlene, Thank you! I will do just that. It's great to hear from you again. I hope you are well.