Cry Of Love

CRY OF LOVE

The matchless triumph of surrender …
Beside the queen’s pavilion
The shriven mendicant
Waits alone for execution

Staring into space out of the deep unknown
His will to immolation
Touches a sudden spring
That opens a secret door

Gateway to reminiscence
Dreams that come to nothing revisited
Ghosts shimmer in the walls
And say: Yes, I came this way

Dismantled all my posits
Reappropriated my a prioris …
The truth has no talons
In an ocean of aimless pursuits

Give me the strength of arms
That I may embrace the fear
Give then to me a great fortune
That I may embrace the small change

Give me the disciplines of art
That I may embrace the unruly
Give me your stockinged pillories
That I may embrace the sweet smile of God

Come here, dear sister, whose eyes
Beckon timidly but nonetheless
Back at me from the mirror
Lay down, my love, and be at ease

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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 March 30, 2016, in Poetry, Republished and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. My favorite stanza:
    “Gateway to reminiscence
    Dreams that come to nothing revisited
    Ghosts shimmer in the walls
    And say: Yes, I came this way”

    Realizations that stemmed out from a near-death experience are the best. It’s when our life flashes before our eyes that we only get to ponder on how we have lived until that moment.

    A heartfelt poem.

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  2. This is beautiful and haunting ..thank you for calling my attention to it. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. OH!! I am so glad I took time to read this. Wow! Marvelous, melodic and melancholy all at once. Amazing!

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  4. Beautiful and well written.

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