Black Poetry : A Voice in the Light

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Voice in the Light

    Down the heavens, thru the clouds,
    across the winds that churn the night,
    the velvet darkness pins the sky
    with stars of a silvern light.

    At a gallop in the dark, the light rays come,
    first the fast, then behind come the slow.
    They both reach the eyes at slight different times
    and a Twinkle is their impacts aglow.

    In that blink, some men see their last Hope.
    In that flash, some men hear their Faith
    and a dim corner shows my old Courage lost
    now lit by this messenger of Space.

    And it seems that the Infinite is speaking
    to me, Man the infinitely small,
    that we are both the ends of a cosmic circle
    not touching but embracing us all

    and the unmeasured distance between us
    is the breath of a heartbeat’s sigh
    winged with a Voice from the velvet darkness
    locked in the twinkling of an eye.

    And in the silent and echoless vast uncertain
    dim of some darkened night
    when one star blinks and jumps great distance
    straddled to a cosmic light
    hurtling the blackness of a million midnights
    whose span is a chasmed sea,
    if you listen for the light, in the twinkling of an eye,
    it will speak to the dark in thee.

    Namyh
     
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    Ya know, Brother HH, I'm still sposed to be mad at you for that Halloween piece! :whip: (lol)

    But, after reading such exquisite poetry as THIS, all is forgiven. :kiss:

    The 4th stanza and the last 2 lines speak the loudest to me, but I loved the whole.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    man this right here was mad tyte ....these words came off the page and spoke up
     
  4. Harry Hyman

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    cherryblossom – What! What I’d do? I’m lookin’ at myself in the mirror now and asking could such a face be guilty of inflicting nefarious acts of intentional malice to make anyone mad at all. The answer……….Nah! No way! But to be forgiven and have my work rendered “exquisite” by you while it shouts from the last 2 lines and the 4th stanza in full operatic voice, well to that I plead guilty and fall on the mercy of your court. Spare me! And let me live so my next lines and stanzas can shout loudest one….more…..time before any post-Halloween apocalyptic venom can descend to inject me with paralytic annihilation. In udder woids, can I get a break here! LOL Thanks for your enjoyment CB. Brother HH
     
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    Rich – Amazing it is that our words speak to different people differently but with a common voice that reaches the heart, spirit and mind. We are poets and should feel very lucky we can touch people with the same hope a priest hears a confession that cleanses, a surgeon removes a harm that hurts or a mechanic replaces a part that fails. So very happy the words came off the page and spoke to you, especially when I told them that if they didn’t leap there would be mad pain inflicted without mercy. LOL Thanks Rich. HH
     
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