THE FOREST GREEN: Eye's UnHoly Altar    
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picture Friday, April 16th 2004, by Marissa A Spencer

Eye's UnHoly Altar

What memories have you disturbed from their slumber,
My gentle, wild courtier?
Will you in rescue find the hiding places that elude you?
The fleeting glimpses of touches, breaths and sighs,
Turning into heat rushed faces and pounding hearts.
Distractions of the empty ordinary days,
To startle the spirit into knowing so much more
I am blind before to its sirens entreaty.
In the quiet imaginings entwined arms are filled with you and my breathing
Whisperings haunting the ticking clocks silence.
The world contracts the eternal rushes into hushed prisms
The light turns, spins, retreats into thousands of glittering facets
And there, in my eye's holy altar you smile and beguile,
In trembling impatience I turn away, afraid.
Contained and solitary is my hurried life,
My spirit in its secret place awaits a light that fills the darkness.
Hoarded ancient keys have unlocked unwilling doorways
And entered, bringing my barren soul awakenings.

Once within the sirocco cyclones across acrid lies
Drying deception's folly to hot dust
Arid whispers in rough yearnings scrape the crumbling wall
Stone tumbling in desiccated pebbles
Until you in drenching waters rush across the wasteland
Filling lost edges, corners and depths
Bringing lush beginnings with succulent fruits
Soaking beneath and above and inside and around.
Dripping until all is saturated, joined, filled.

©January 7,2002 Marissa A Spencer



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5 comments

17 Apr 2004 @ 00:22 by vaxen : 93...
This is a very beautiful poem, Marissa, thankyou for the shimmering...
I know you do not need me to tell you that.

The deepling water courses...
The fragrant pine...
A breath of nether wind...
Stillness...  



17 Apr 2004 @ 00:56 by shawa : Rythm
Love that rythm...  


17 Apr 2004 @ 01:10 by skookum : It is not one I would post anywhere else
thank you both  


18 Apr 2004 @ 06:59 by swan : I enjoy the depth of
image in the writing very much it stimulates my inner landscape.  


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