Sunday, December 18, 2011

By Judith Pordon

Beautiful blank pages
kiss our
with backgrounds
that demand precision.

Our black letters cross
on tightrope lines,
without wavering
across deep, invisible currents.

These beautiful blank pages
are promises of our

Our gentlest strokes.


"The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes."  ~AndrĂ© Gide, Journals, 1894



Ben Ditty said...

So I got the sleeping bags and smores. I'm camping in your head Inception style ;)

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.

Serena said...

Oh, this is just beautiful.

Marion said...

Ben, ROAD TRIP! LOL! Come on down and you can camp out in our spare bedroom. If not, the skeeters will carry you off outside, trust me. Even now they're out there waiting for me to crack the door open. Really, though, you're welcome to come visit any time. Annie's my reference that I'm not too looney tunes. Ha! Just give me a few weeks' notice to clean my house. If you do choose the head trip, be sure to let me what you found out. Are you by chance a psychiatrist? :-) xo

Mama Zen, glad you enjoyed the poem. I love poems about those frightening blank pages! Blessings! xo

SJ, thank you, dear. It fell out of an old book and I loved it so much I had to post it. I love when poems begin coming to me....literally. LOL! I hope you have a good, short pre-Christmas week!! xoxo

Kelly said...

I love this! Makes me wish I could take a blank page and fill it with beauty.

Wine and Words said...

I have always loved blank paper and sharp pencils. There is something so exciting about it...almost like the moment for orgasm. I love you my Marion!

Ed Pilolla said...

something so rhythmical and pleasing about the sound of 'blank pages.'

A guilty conscience said...

beside apprietiating your such a intese poem that mad me think deep......i loved your profile pic and so the blog title pic ...nice selection.

Ben Ditty said...

Come back, Marion. I need more dragonflies. I need more poetry. I need more prolixity :(

Ed Pilolla said...

merry christmas and happy holidays, marion:)