Monday, May 9, 2011

Interior Conversation


An interior conversation
in my head, my heart,
sometimes a conscious
stream of thoughts, words
but often a simple solitude
bookended by silence.
It is enough, it is sufficient
to direct the words above,
aming at an ascendant light,
a snowcapped peak or
an eagle soaring but
above all else above.

The dictionary in use
is joy or pain
is thankfulness or fear
is abundance or need
but always rising.
The thesaurus
is comfort or distress
is deliverance or captivity
is success or failure
but always ascendant.
It seems one-sided,
an utterance into a void,
except when it’s not.

Dedicated to Maureen Doallas*

This poem is submitted for the Warrior Poet Society, hosting by Jason Stasyszen at Connecting to Impact. To seem more poems based on the prompt of “prayer,” please visit the site.

*The poem is dedicated to Maureen Doallas. If you make a donation to The High Calling during the month of May, I've committed to dedicate a poem to you. Just let me know via the comment box or an email that you made a donation (not the amount).


Painting: St. Francis of Assisi at Prayer by Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1650), Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, Belgium.

6 comments:

Maureen said...

Do you know what a surprise this is to reach the end of your poem and find it dedicated to me!

I'm very honored. Thank you!

Louise Gallagher said...

What a beautiful poem, and gesture. And what a deserving dedication!

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this.

nance marie said...

except when it's not...

jasonS said...

I'm with Nance, I love that line "Except when it's not" -thanks so much, Glynn. Wonderful.

S. Etole said...

amen ...