Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cecilia White #6: noting this (dedicated to Paul)

noting this

in the end
we all need to be carried

dead weight of departure
too much to bear alone

you reasoned too soon
with your opiate driver

is everything, you said

with memory looking
ahead at a dust storm

that inexplicable twist
of light and weight

lifting off a map
you never found or

couldn’t quite see
with living in the way

perhaps you were lost
in books or trees

they often look the same
with their naked intent

in particular
the calligraphy of silver birch

deep ink strokes
moving between sky and skin

and you transported
in that same vein

breath reading leaves
to the end of sound

is everything, you said

rising from the road
on ink, air and wood

noting this
will not happen again. 

cw, with love                                                      


  1. this poem and the experience in it talks to me at a deep level!

  2. That is lovely to know Beatrice. Thank you for your note.

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Efi. This poem was inspired by a beautiful person, that must be the reason.


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