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Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Poet Pondered

By Arlene Corwin

The poet pondered over
Night dreads, terrors, sweats:
Night solitude –
Its message
And its usefulness.

It is the night -
Something about the night.
It is the mini-death
Night signifies, personifies; embodies.
The ultimate aloneness
And the silence.

She pondered
And she understood
Within a breath.

The next step was
To overcome it.
Help the others –
Sisters, brothers.
Poet’s task.

But then,
At this point
She can only ask –
And when she cures the mare of night
Give out
The remedy.


[INVITATION: All elders, 50 and older, are welcome to submit stories for this blog. They can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc. Please read instructions for submitting.]

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