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Declining the Cratered Path
by Julianza (Julie) Kim Shavin

Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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(Photo by author in Hope, BC, Canada)


The long sodden dawns of August
   (gray blood of the heart's yawn)
     break to bland afternoons.

Deeper in August before it tumbles
   to all those coming -embers, 
    will come the near-meeting
   of the moon and Mars, 

the world taken with proximity of
   two dark rocks beamed on brightly
like a mother upon good sons.

It must be age, that such an event
   which, as written, "none who lives
      will ever witness again,"
evokes nothing.

Afternoon unto evening evinces a
   long Then, the then of your life,
stretching back like a black wake

   in starlight, a wake somehow
unconscious or fulsomely slept,
    so furled were you
in the lashings of living.
 
He wrote, whose words you worship
    as at a shrine, “how much more
romantic are we, like this, apart,
   untangled in the ways of earth,

how perfect we declined that
    cratered path, the dull smack
    of startling love" 
– and you know
that he is wise and right.

You think of yourselves in
    separate darks,
two crania halo-ed in artificial light,
    remitting words through ether,

eyes of soft shadow, each unmoved
     by the likes of heavenly bodies
all but kissing, having nothing

on two earth forms that never will,
    never must, never wish to,
so intimate are rhey in their
        own dying masses

that any body would be jealous
    of such – of such's brilliance,
diffidence, dreadlessness,
    its pristine earth upon heaven,

its communion like bursting
    cormorants in the absolute
perfection that absolute distance
     bestows –

from the sodden dawns of August
   to the diadems dotting
      supernal dusks.

 

 

 

 

Julianza, Inkling

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Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 10/7/2010
Easy on the mind. Evocative and eloquent as well. A pleasure to read and of course I can appreciate the picture as well. Thank you.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/7/2010
Wonderful writing sweet lady..enjoyed..stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by Paul Judges 10/7/2010
Excellent poetry, Julie
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/6/2010
Very perceptive and overwhelming in emotion, with an inner beauty that ties it all together, masterful...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/6/2010
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 10/6/2010
I like what you're doing ith your words these days. Notably,
the following:

Afternoon unto evening evinces a
long Then, the then of your life,
stretching back like a black wake

in starlight, a wake somehow
unconscious or fulsomely slept,
so furled were you
in the lashings of living.

-gene.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/6/2010
This is most excellent Julie. See you've been sharpening that pen of yours. One of your best, for sure. Incredible writing.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/6/2010
Extraordinary, most creative~
How fabulous is that last stanza!
Best Wishes,
Christine
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/6/2010
I bow to your talent, for this is truly a deep and meaningful write that rings out with the voice of the universe. well done Julie.
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