Saturday, September 3, 2016

THE SUPERNATURAL and BEYOND WORDS Poems #42-43

42
The Supernatural 

Speaking in tongues
Searching for inspiration
Hands grasping,
Minds laid bare 

Enlightenment nearing fingertips
Yet always just beyond reach
The brass ring,
Unattainable 

The elusive transformation
From human to divine,
Is unfathomable, far
Beyond ability
 

When it becomes accepted belief that it is possible to alter God’s creation to reflect something of man’s own invention, thereby making man (woman) appear all powerful, then not only the molecules of thought are rearranged, but also the raw materials of the soul. This is not about cloning, Hitler’s regime, or IVF, but about the dangers inherent in my own inflated ego.
 
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43

Beyond Words

 
 
There are words
I want to build on
And to use as titles
Of poems. Phrases with meaning: 
 
Rendering a Thought Visible
Or
Attempt at the Impossible
 
But my page is blank
Not barren, only empty.
As the leaves of autumn
Shrivel and blow away,
So has my inspiration.
 
Leaving behind only
Possibilities.
 
Inspired by the works of Belgian artist René Magritte and an essay by Marcel Paquet: The Enigma of Poetry.

 
 

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