“NIGHTWIDE MIND”

“NIGHTWIDE MIND” (repost from a 2016 entry)

Searching for signals from deep in the sublime

The portal being opened from within  our time

We direct our gaze at the outern edge

And to one another we make this solemn pledge

“That never more shall your ears fail to see,

That knowledge of wisdom found deep in the trees”

And entranced we march into the gaping jaws

Of night’s dark terror, which gives us no pause

The delight which drags us on to our doom,

Is unlike to be found in a twilit tomb

But the open air of the hilltop crest

Would lead us happily to our rest

And while our fellow actors lie in wait,

We stand alone upon the slate

Our roles to be played in the act of defence

The land we cherished has lost all its sense

Ourselves alone searching for a starry home

And a fitting end to a meaningless poem.

Apology to my Creativity

 

I held you back for years, but you,

You held me through my tears, my childlike helplessness.

But I regret being such a mess.

You can move on, I’m not too strong but

Strong enough to say sorry

The best thing to do

The times I’ve blocked your view

Or the headlong adventure you craved

We can still look for them together

The opportunities change, no matter

I brought you here content

And whatever else I meant

It wasn’t to crush you or hide you under a bush

Yet I’m afraid of heights still,

But I’m getting there, you and me

Shining out our light, upon the hill.