Unanswered Questions

Unanswered Questions

Come honeyed light,
time runs through un-tongued songs
of being, now a wind symphony,
later a pulsing hum of the moon.

You feel the cycles turn, robin summer
and peacock blue become swan white, sky and river
turn to icy mint, your skin tingles.

But who am I?
If storms rip holes in clouds,
is it so that light can follow–

beating darkness like an egg
till it swirls and froths—

and you almost see it–pink, gold, azure, green–
the balance, the harmony,
but the ancient secrets are a murmur,

heard only by trees, connecting.

My poem from the Oracle.

26 thoughts on “Unanswered Questions

  1. I can hear your poem as well as see it. We both had that uneasy noise of the storm (you kept cycles that I read as cymbals) and the birds, and we both end with the calm that dawn and the birds bring. It’s also very like the first poem I wrote and didn’t post.

  2. Mine was more peaceful than yours and Jane’s but we all ended up with birds and dawn. Jane is right, your words are full of a heightened sense of both visuals and sound. (K)

  3. This has a very Oracular feel to it. These lines in particular resonated:

    You feel the cycles turn, robin summer
    and peacock blue become swan white, sky and river
    turn to icy mint, your skin tingles.

  4. I don’t think there is a single poem of yours that I read but once. Especially your Saturday ones. There is always more with each reading – and then I read the comments, go back and still get more from them. I just thought I’d let you know that you have made me appreciate poetry more than anyone else has.

  5. Love these lines: “If storms rip holes in clouds,
    is it so that light can follow–

    beating darkness like an egg
    till it swirls and froths—” We have dark days but light can still beat its way through.

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