You, Poet.

by sibyllene   Oct 21, 2010


You, poet,
with your toes clenched in river mud
and your eyes grazing the cloudtops,
tracing the arc of birds that flock and lift
as one pulsing, pointillist body
(leaping like the heart of dancer stretching
before the first beat)
from one feathered treetop to the next...

You, poet,
who sometimes charms
words as though they were vipers (they writhe
into place and sway, glittering,
to elusive rhythms that
set jeweled eyes
to light)...

You. Poet.
With your eye and your tongue
and your heart that's too big,
far too big to be filled
by even the whole world's wild aching splendor
(like an opera house that dies
every evening at finite), you are
starving still for more,

so you,

lonely poet,
who can love nothing
until you make it beautiful;
petty poet,
with a curio of fancies
that will never satisfy;
you, poet,

will never in a lifetime feel as true
as the ink that stains your pages.

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  • 5 years ago

    by Ste

    They have it wrong. You were speaking directly to me. I know it. Very good. I even had to look up pointillist so i am better educated than when i started reading it.
    I love your style.

  • 5 years ago

    by Yakari Gabriel

    Here for read # 1 million and two.

  • 6 years ago

    by Madison

    I think you are by far my favorite poet on this entire site, i mean that, im not one to say things just to be nice, once again amazing

  • 6 years ago

    by Yakari Gabriel

    You. Poet.
    With your eye and your tongue
    and your heart that's too big,
    far too big to be filled
    by even the whole world's wild aching splendor
    (like an opera house that dies
    every evening at finite), you are
    starving still for more

    ^
    Oh god...
    HOW COME I COME ACROSS THIS NOW *PULSS HAIR OUT*

    Jeezus,what a beautiful mesmerizing write...
    It had such a tone to it...I felt as if you were talking directly to me...
    The metaphors u used in this..
    The way it is written...I am absolutley speechless!
    You got your self a new fan! I'm going to be visiting your profile more often..

    What a beautiful enchanting piece of poetry... WHY DOESNT IT HAVE A WIN?????...I can't even...

    (; my god ...someone has skills!

  • 6 years ago

    by Clown

    That reminds me, I need to clean my featured poems list too........ anyways aside from that, this poem was amazing and it touched my soul, has it should touch any poets soul. Its beautifuly written and chillingly honest. your an amazing poet. You can count this on my top ten favorits in the world, right up there with Edgar A. Poe "My Valintine," and Robert Frost "Fire and Ice"