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8 February 2010

feeling the eternal division, the raging indecision
internal and fragmentary, caught in the web of modernity
and feeling too modern by half;
fractional ventures figure largely in cogitations
both serene and sublime
and inconsistencies fan the flames of desire,
that raging inner fire that feeds off and breeds
incontinence in virtue;
in the end, what is there to do
but struggle and try to hold the whole world
together with all the strength,
all the power,
all that is within you
until you can hold it no longer?
in couplets, as in crises, the stronger
position is always found in the rhythm of the line
the balance and metronomic played out in quater-time
with wings of words and reams of verse–
but in the end, scattered over all the earth,
for within no man is the ability to be free
of this intolerable, lonely, fragmentary
so if hope there is yet to be found,
wandering the gravestones, the sound
of vainglorious hopes and hopeless struggles
fought valiantly until the bitterest end,
must, at last, bend the knee
to that which is truly magnanimous and free
beyond the world, beyond being, profound
and all powerful transcendent divinity.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 8 February 2010 17:12

    Hmmm… read it through three times, and each time a different section stood out. From imagery to illustration to collapse before our Savior…. It is true, we cannot hold anything together through being modern or ancient of heart.

    I liked the section on poetry, though it seemed separate in concept at first. But in the end it plays together like a triptych of images, together more than each one alone.

    • 9 February 2010 02:55

      Thanks Karen! I’m glad to know you found this one intriguing in some way.

  2. 8 February 2010 19:36

    I enjoyed your post. So many feelings are expressed.

    • 8 February 2010 21:31

      Thanks for the comment, Bryan. I hope you stop in regularly, and that you enjoy some more.

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