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Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Monday, 22 December 2014
Fear not this dark, dear companion
Luxuriant depth swallows whole
A hundred million questions tenfold
That you carry on your heart but silent
Hidden away for a moment fleeting
Down in this valley of the moon
Rejoice that we are here, sweet shadow
For how shall we truly know light
Now so far away beyond that ridge
Except to cradle her twin sister
Tender as a newborn
Understanding that at least
Our next step leads upward
Toward a racing starSo sing with me, my true friend
A fresh Winter’s knowing dirge
Enfolded in this depth, we’ll go now
And leave behind all fear
WINTER SOLSTICE 2014 by Bob Paris (c)
Thursday, 4 December 2014
"We arrive on the scene at a flutter of indecision. Picture it.
Here he is, paused upon a moment of great import. See him teeter along the edge of things. Neither flute nor oxen, nor paw-paw pie. Between and beholden. He can feel it, there in his chest, gnawing a lung and shoving a shoulder against his ribs. He knows that turning back would be simple. Like switching off the stove. Like brushing dust off a shoe. Like saying goodbye. Until next time, perhaps. But here’s the thing. In spite of this lukewarm handsaw wind, he chooses. He steps forward, through the door marked ‘Do Not Enter.’ The circling hawk calls out that nothing will ever be the same again. And that makes him very happy, indeed. Oh, indeed. It’s thus decided."
DECISION by Bob Paris (A Snippet of Prose Poetry) (c) 12.4.2014