Friday, July 03, 2009

Still a Searcher, Must Ride the Dark Horse

Die Kleine Glocke ~ Shinji Himeno

I am the colours behind your eyelids
Sunshine daydream chiaroscuro
The optic fibrous gangliac Ovid
Night-time vigil of all you don’t know

I am the silence between the drum-beats
Sucking the air through ossicular chain
The eighth nerve objects to your musical sheets
Demanding an altogether different refrain

I am the word on the tip of your tongue
The thoughts that climb your ladder legs
And salivating savour every rung
Like a fire walker treading broken eggs

I am in the space between these words
Filling the halls so long deserted
By players and dealers of the six of swords
Crossing the water with faces averted

Title from Neil Young's Tell Me Why


Anonymous said...

Great title choice, even better verse, wot? It puts me adrift...

Justin Russell said...

Bravo sir, bravo; and all that jazz.

the walking man said...

I am better found in the pauses and silences between than in the noises before and after.

Yodood said...

Words, like cards, arranged symbols relating suggestions for a story read differently by all no matter what the dealer intended.

Tarot and tellers bring a message to those who would hear, noise to those who don't and offense to those who won't.

Enemy of the Republic said...

Brilliant! You and WM are inspiring me. Bless you!

Pisces Iscariot said...

subby: throw out an anchor!

Justin: Thank you surrah!

walking man: it's the noises that announce the silence

Yodood: let's hope that none who read here are offended ;)

Enemy of the Republic: Thank you - an enemy of the republic is a friend of mine

Motor City Burning Press said...

...and in the silence of the pause the hearer is given an infinite amount of space to prepare for the next bit of color.

Mariana Soffer said...

Excelent, seriously very very good poem.
Just one stupid thought from me: Searchers always have to do all kinds of things, cause their my priority is search, and for that you have to do and go.

Pisces Iscariot said...

MCBP: or to be surprised?

Mariana: that's not a stupid thought :)

Beatrice V said...

I love this poem

Pisces Iscariot said...

Beatrice: Thank you - glad you do.

Liza Ursu said...

I second that love Beatrice!

Pisces Iscariot said...

Lisa: the more the merrier - Thanks :)