Monday, September 29, 2008

The Memory of Light

Tendriled nightmares coil
Writhing blind knots
Restrict my inner vision
Peripheral blurred neuroses lurk
Morbid melodramas spin symbolisms
Of a tragic ending
Beyond the memory of moonlight
plaintive note of hope recedes
In the saturnine breeze
I am Lost to lower oscillation
Vestigial presence of the divine
My racing pulse thrums a dirge
for the waning day

You are the fulcrum
*Levo mihi per vestri lux
The arbitration of angels
My inner spirit luminesces
Hope regains her tenuous place
I turn my tearstreaked face
To the memory of light

**Amo Deus perficio lux
EGO mos orior iterum

TL Boehm

*Lift me with your light
**Like God's perfect light, I will rise again

I have determined not to write any more poetry that celebrates, glorifies, or illuminates death or darkness. So when I signed on this morning, this awesome morning and the wretched muse started dragging me down that same old sorry path, I wrenched the poem back from her clenched fists.
I didn't say I wouldn't write 'bad' poetry...but I won't write death.
You are welcome to correct my latin. I never was very good at declining and conjugating.
I've taken your advice - all four of you and done the stoopid....I'm starting a group on multiply - Inscribed. It will be for writers, essayists, those of us who have a thing for fiction, prose, narrative, memoirs and all that other junk we can't classify as 'poetry.' Of course poets are welcome - I believe everyone is a storyteller...but the group will focus on other types of writing primarily....for you poets, it may be a good challenge to check it out sometimes. peace. Page isn't done yet. I'll post the link tomorrow. Right now I'm still hanging curtains and putting down carpet. LOL. But you can search and join if you want.

1 comment:

Will (Astra Navigo) said...

Conjugations and declinations - O; Tempore! O; Mores! (Oh; Tempura! Oh; More!)

Keep writing. I'm reading....