08 February 2012

Tell Them I Walk Off Into the Woods to Sing.

Your poem for the day.  As always, reprinted without permission.

"Tell them I'm struggling to sing with angels who hint at it in
black words printed on old paper gold edged by time.
Tell them I wrestle the mirror every morning.
Tell them I sit here invisible in space, nose running, coffee cold,
& bitter.
Tell them I tell them everything and everything is never enough.
Tell them I'm davening & voices rise up from within to startle children.
Tell them I walk off into the woods to sing.
Tell them I sing loudest next to waterfalls.
Tell them the books get fewer, words go deeper, some take months to get through.
Tell them there are months when it's all perfect; above
'n' below, it's perfect, even in moments in between where
Sparks in space (terrible, beautiful sparks in space)
are merely metaphors for the void between
one pore and another."

1 comment:

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Tell them for god's sake to close their bedroom curtains at night because I can see everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) and they are not exactly hard-bodies anymore and so it gets pretty disgusting ... yet ... I dare not look away.

Tell them that, 'k?

Also? That it's their turn to buy the coffee this week. Tell them that. It's even more important than the first message.

I see you suggest commenter be nice ...

Oops. Too late.