The High Court

THE HIGH COURT

While Shakespeare and Rumi
Lie long dead and buried still
Words, words, words lie raped
Under threat of knife or gun
Discard any fancy costume
Abandon rhythm or rhyme
Today may pass as a poem
That which if once offered
At which was looked askance

Eternity trundles past in a cart
Its destination manifestly obscure
Yet still there are those who can
Effortlessly distinguish a poem
From prose with pretensions
T’was Calliope directed my fingers
Circumventing such rational truth
And who am I, after all, to disagree
If not another dose of abiding Love?

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About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on December 1, 2014, in Poetry and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Many thoughts, many words. Twist them, recite them and ponder the obvious and sometimes hidden meaning of inspiration.

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  2. Eternity trundles past in a cart
    Yet still there are those who can
    Effortlessly distinguish a poem
    From prose with pretensions
    …Only you,
    O muse, O Calliope, can let my song
    Run wild among the stars and worlds found there.
    Ah, there are the truths of both Shakespeare and Rumi. Shall we dance beneath the trumpet of a new moon and call the thunderclouds to gather? Shall we?

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  3. What Thomas said!
    I love your “Eternity trundles past in a cart” – a most profound image that brings forth multi-meanings: one being Blake’s “universe in a grain of sand”. It also made me think of the holographic universe concept… and then fractal geometry comes to mind, don’t ask me to explain. 🙂 Look what you’ve done! A master-crafted poem.

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