May 18th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

The Passing Breeze

The poem “The Passing Breeze” was inspired by the Anthony Burgess’ quote “ We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.” from ‘A Clockwork Orange’.

The Passing Breeze

As fragile as the passing breeze
words are cast to disappear
still I take sure comfort
creation is my genesis

transformation few may see
I’ll pursue in revelry
of sanity found in a phrase
turned to mad utterance

tossed into the hurricane
lost among the blown debris
still I bend to muse’s wish
to generate a daily breath

life assures that all is hid
beneath the layers of poet’s craft
this tidal wave of poetry
cresting over my meager speech

to that end I’ll put aside
the need for fame’s cold hand
asking more than I can give
while I struggle to remain alive

thoughts that wander are not lost
like mist dispersed in morning light
there are still memories
forever written in life’s dream

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