AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  D.E.Z. Butler, iJean-Pierre Gregoire, iAmy Sellers, iSandi Schraut, iC. Holcomb, iMandeep Khera, iDr. Stanley Crawford, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Simon Vigneault

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Poetry
· News
· 2 Titles
· 2 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Apr, 2012

Simon Vigneault, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Hoodoo Money (The Stolen Nickel Series, #1) 2nd Edition - Ki
by Sharon Pennington

Can love, the very thing Braeden wants no part of, be the one force greater than any adversary - even a hoodoo curse?..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Have You Seen My umm Memory?
by Miller Caldwell

The expanded American edition of a most popular self help book published by OUTSKIRTS PRESS in Denver...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  abstraction on evergreen sojourn
  2.  Encounters: Little Red Riding Hood (and ot
  3.  The Beauty Of Spring
  4.  Again I Ask For More...
  5.  This Woman
  6.  The Freight Train
  7.  What Will Be
  8.  The Dancer
  9.  Absurd Valley
  10.  The Dream Me
  11.  Standing Tall
  12.  I Wish I Knew
  13.  an aging man still searching...
  14.  What is Left
  15.  Women Are Women
  16.  Dew Drop Clause
  17.  We Were Blessed
  18.  Reciting Those Words
  19.  Word’s Amative Verse, of Baccara’s Black R
  20.  Sundown in Thibodaux





The Wholly Wedded Gift of the Law
by Simon Vigneault

Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Simon Vigneault
           >> View all 1

This poem is what my short story of the same name is based on (recently reprinted by Sam's Dot Publishing in their Shelter of Daylight Magazine). It's about Zen, love, and pulling yourself by your bootstraps outside of the logic of problems, or of seemingly insolvable life puzzles.

The Law was the compounded changing
judgment; he the law-abiding
judge, a multi-layered cafe
pastry man, with a mind
full of cafe mumbles,
a thick paste of past
between his layers, almost liquid,
seeping continuously,
between prim coffee sips,
through half-baked barriers
of querulous cogitation.

His problem was that he wanted to BE
his cake and EAT it too,
and also to stand outside, admiring its colors,
the delicacy of feathered flakes, to
marvel at the miracle of
mixture that birthed it;
and to taste it, especially,
best flavors from most treasured,
deepest profound layers. But,
because sour parts gave indigestion, and
hidden stones fallen into the initial mix,
cracked teeth, and scraped
tender-proud gums, and
too much sugar on the surface
ice,
caused wincing embarrassment—
because of these, it was hard
to savor the good
for fear of the bad.

So he resolved to be . . .
a criminal,
to weave inside and outside of
association's Law, bending the
ephemeral flow, of judgment, of
sometimes slow, other times
quick jerks and twitches
of mental machinations.
And he would go backwards sometimes too,
or forwards if it suited him, drifting,
but not foundering, playing along,
but not necessarily by the rules.
And he did not play to win;
he didn't have to, being a
clever Crook,
who understood the
rule of the Law
which,
in the fine print,
(in-between
 intricate layers),
arbitrarily states
that there is, in fact,
nothing
but the Law.

And therefore, also, there
shall be and is no weeping One,
who really falls
(who falls?) through the
treacherous cracks, into obscurity,
like a contemptible Crumb
pushed off the cake onto the table,
then flicked onto the filthy floor
by the Merciless Finger.
And no One Crumb may soar
up the hierarchical ranks of the
wedding cake, to live in
perfect union
at the top,
standing victoriously betwixt
a static,
forever smiling,
mystic marriage.
No,
there is only the
wholly wedded gift,
the movement
of the Law.
 

The Infinite Living Room
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/1/2012
Let them eat cake and live by the law… who am I to judge?

Ron
Reviewed by jude forese 5/1/2012
the true mystical marriage lives on consecrated layers of light while accepting the premise that The Law is for All ... intriguing poem ...



Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.