Inner Voyage


enter the gates
ancient and persuasive
the truly divine
the quiet echoes
a place within

pay homage
in the dreamy sunlight

let go
alive and free
Blackout for Inner Voyage


– This blackout poem was extracted, with permission, from Tincup’s post “Alive – Fiat Lux”. (

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on February 3, 2013, in Blackout Poetry, Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. This is new to me, Ben.

    1. I love the poem.
    2. I would like to copy your instructions to Tincup and try it out sonetime.

    I really do like, and used to practice, leaving out all the superfluous words. Then I drifted away…

    Thanks for this, it is wonderful.


  2. Thanks Ben…very interesting process…much better than the original babble…lol.


    • It lost the personal quality of your piece, of course, which is far from “babble”. The poem makes a general statement, with your initial post revealed as a personal statement built on that framework. I suppose we could call it reverse engineering. 😉


  3. After reading the original post at Tincup I can’t believe you managed to make such an amazing poem with that post (not that the original post was bad in any way – it was just different). You are truly talented!


    • In fact, as I say in my reply to Tincup above, I think what he was saying, from a personal POV, is something which – having connected to via his post – I was then moved to restate in more general terms. This would not have been possible without the strength and power of his original words, which called to me when I first read his post.


  4. I need this inner voyage bad. And this blackout poem is a perfect how-to. Hi, Ben Naga. 🙂


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