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Ink and Paper

With awkward reach
the strike of the pen has tipped the ink well
splattering onto white paper,
vanquishing the lyrics from the poet’s pen,
scribbling vignettes of joy or strife,
little stories-a slice of life.

His pen shall not find its perfect labor
scribed upon this miscued, defaced paper
to define his words of fire or ice

Though in this blot of ink a portrait seen
a mirror of the artist's gaze
where the vision writes the stories
of imaginary words unseen.

The poet’s eye beholds as his heart summons
from the library of memories that phrase
drafting a vignette of this wraith’s meaning

Now the poet speaks while his mind is dreaming:

‘Tis raven’s wings spread to fly on a mystical flight
drawn into a universe of beaming light

‘Tis free falling souls swimming unfurled
in brimming tears drowning in a homeless world

Or, could it be the sweat of a laboring farmer’s pain
falling on the dry, unforgiving soil as he waits for rain

Maybe the blood of perished soldiers who have gone before
fallen in the wastes of war

It could simply be the scribbling of butterflies delight
imprinting beauty on their tenured flight

Or, the glorious colliding of glistening shards that careen
from exploding castaway stars on a palette of gleam

And through his persuasion of free falling thought,
he is challenged by the aspect of black to white-
its perception is what its opposite has wrought

When the light is turned off
When the sun has disappeared
The night weaves our intricacy
The magic of contrast is what we see

Black in its extinction takes its space
in a void of emptiness to embrace
the borderless place that absorbs us
Defining our imperceptible selves
With only the light of understanding that will tell
the glow of purpose inside all of us

The verse is scribed……..
The meaning defined……
The contrast is sublime

April 30, 2022

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Date: 5/9/2022 12:49:00 PM

This is an excellent poem Lonna and I love its structure. I'm confused as to why a poem like this doesn't elicit more comments that I feel it truly deserves. Cheers - Gary