Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Of Me

What is a poem? What is a tale?
From what source these strange things hail?
Crafted of course, from Hands not mine,
Formed from parchment - Dot and Line.

Hands not mine, Words not own,
Soul in self, Thoughts once sown;

Like Rock and Leaf, each holds a song
passed through time from Ages long,
A pen-tip dances upon my life
Its end my handle, its tip my knife-

Words to carve, soul to grind,
Wounds to drain, Words not mine;

Someday the river, like parchment, dries;
Red-water stain, Bottle of Lies.
Perhaps a poem is like the sea,
Roaring yet calm, a reflection-

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