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Beauty in the dark 3 | kmzer | Flickr

new joys ... drop like seeds to fill the furrows left by the torrents of losses when the heavens open seemingly to wash you away they find the green of new growth ... hope, love, laughter, anew but some ... some yawn like the shadow of the earth a darkness too deep ... the lack you left inside of me a hummingbird that's lost at sea whose wings are pressed to winds at length availing hours to ebbing strength oh, to know the beauty blind men see my ear to the past with tender and tireless course tympans longing for the soft shuffle of a toe slipper ... the gentle gasping of a grand jete' in execution or the pixie-ish giggle that always left your lungs with a flutter if you knew I was watching for a rare misstep the sweetness, once from honeyed lips that time turned sour, like poison, drips to stain those precious moments, rare pressed 'tween the pages, needing care oh, to know the beauty blind men see I am two people ... inside, one of a melancholy temper ageing or not as elements see fit ... or found the other but a ghost ... growing younger with each obstinate minute a callow phantom of yearning and fanciful motivation you ... you birthed that apparition with the bloom of your smile brought its aching id to existence please ... haunt me no more ... I'm bound by one warm ember, past to roam 'midst aimless dreams, downcast through twilight mists I can't define chased by the bleeding angels, mine oh, to know the beauty blind men see (perhaps that is a wish ... I'd best let be) ~ 1st Place ~ in the "Brian's Choice L , Any Form, Any Theme" Poetry Contest, Brian Strand, Judge & Sponsor. ~ 10th Place ~ in the "Double Exposure" Poetry Contest, Kai Michael Neumann, Judge & Sponsor. ( I accidentally mislabeled the first contest as the "Double Exposure" Contest - I apologize )

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Date: 5/26/2020 9:03:00 PM
This is magnificent writing G, how did I miss this one, you know I would rate this one higher but each judge has their own criteria. This ...this one soars with the eagles, can't get any higher, gotta fave this one!
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Date: 5/25/2020 3:46:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in my contest. Kind wishes, Kai
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Date: 5/24/2020 6:40:00 AM
Congratulations on your splendid win Greg! I love this outstanding write with enchanting imagery and overflowing emotions behind a thought provoking theme. God bless you :)
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Date: 5/20/2020 12:48:00 PM
Great title, intriguing-- lovely imagery, especially like the stanza 'I am two people'--congrats, and again for using 'id' without being yucky!
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Date: 5/19/2020 4:33:00 PM
So greg, THAT is MAH VA LOUS!!!! Truly extraordinary writing worthy of your great placement. I am so happy to finally be on the list too!! Congrats, buddy.
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