Sunday, November 30, 2014

spirality

Bond of Union, 1956, by M. C. Escher 
your gaze drops from mine
and my skin burns
in that breeze we both slowly disintegrate
the splendor of the gathering palls

I re-collect the scattered sounds
and put them in my wallet
you are bent double
your pain does rattle in a staccato

in the contemporary world
it is so plain that no one is able
to understands the import 
of being a secular

I and you entwined brokenly 
in the debris of religious bigotry

17 comments:

Björn Rudberg said...

I think you are right.. the pressure on everyone to have a religion.. secular is the only way of true tolerance i think

Kay said...

i love the idea of collecting sounds and putting them in a wallet...lovely!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Those closing lines have great import.

Nataša Dolenc said...

i agree those closing lines say it all, you used nice images.

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

Wonderful. poem of. deep significance

Berowne said...

A welcome comment on religious bigotry.

Lolly Williams said...

"Your pain does rattle in a staccato"

Wow! What an awesome poem and this line's my favorite.

G L Meisner said...

A great ending to the poem. Well used imagery.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Extremes and lone ideals are always lacking. We gain so much when we are willing to look, to learn, to change and grow.

Spirituality means little if we don't know the world. And the latter can feel empty if we fail to see that there is more inside us than that most might think is there.

Maria said...

Lovely words and thoughts.

oldegg said...

Greed and religion are great burdens for mankind, one emanating from a primal need and the other from a primal fear. Or perhaps they are both the same?

Kestril Trueseeker said...

An unexpected and interesting take on the prompt

humbird said...

Two loving souls already close despite any religious tabu.

Uppal said...

Soul searching indeed!

Prajakta said...

Lovely lines you got there. A unique and thought-provoking perspective!

Kutamun said...

Seems they have been cremated and are now drifting gently down the secular Ganges of spirit ...

Moonie said...

The image is complex and the idea is as well.
man, as the founder of religion to meet his own needs, can be nothing less than slanted to his cause.