Saturday, August 27, 2011

Opening the fourth box



It surprised me that it was colored,
colored blue, in fact, I had never
considered that it might even have
a color, or if did, it would be
a rainbow, but no, it was a
sky blue of different shades, rounded
and soft in places but with a jagged
edge, too, like a sharpened dagger
aimed at what, hearts? At its center,
for it had one of those, too, were
three interlocked boxes, three in one,
and a fourth box off to the side, like
but separate, the only box I was
allowed to open, to find a sky blue
mirror edged in a sky blue flame.
And a voice called it faith.

This poem is submitted to the Poetics prompt at dVerse Poets – what invisible (yet real) thing might you see with a third eye. To see more poems, please visit dVerse Poets.

Photograph: Abstract Blue by Michael Meilen via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

19 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Ooh... I LOVE this one, Glen. Faith is undescribable, but you did great with it.

http://lkkolp.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/sos-from-the-grave/

Brian Miller said...

sky blue and limitless with possibilities eh? three boxes and one off to the side i can open...really nice touches to this glynn...

Ed Pilolla said...

i like the art before we see any text and the bits about blue in the story, and i like the nifty ending.

Claudia said...

wow - i like how you made faith visible for us..and in such a way i really think i can run my hand across the screen and feel it on my finger tips

liv2write2day said...

I love this--ascribing the color blue to faith. And why not? Clever write, Glynn.

Arron Shilling said...

I like this metaphor - it works well as a concept - nice exploration of idea

chromapoesy.com said...

I too enjoyed the undergirding of the work, building a strong poem.

henryclemmons said...

Superby super write on faith. Yes, I wouldn't have guessed blue either. Kept me reading. Excellent job.

http://henryclemmons.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/yet-still/

Natasha said...

Love this Glynn! I too see blue, the sky blue of a late summer afternoon...wonderful write, wonderful faith! Thank you...

Laura said...

This makes me want to open that box too, Glynn! Blue is a very nice thing to unwrap. And there is something about looking up...

Heaven said...

The voice of faith is a wonderful voice, specially when we don't know or are not sure of the real "colours" of boxes, people and events.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful gem ~

oceangirl said...

I took the trip with you. The sky and the sea can be blue on blue.

JofIndia said...

One of your most intriguing, Glynn. Its beauty keeps pulling me back..

Beachanny said...

Love this, as everyone said it felt so "right"..as though we have never known but has always known this. I love when I am presented with this kind of truth. It restores a little bit of something, faith perhaps, that I thought was lost. Lovely!

Patricia said...

This is amazing...deeply moving. A gift. Thank you Glynn.

nance marie said...

inside the box
was many blue
berries
very juicy
and merry
bursts of
sweet flavor
to knock off
one's socks

hedgewitch said...

Nice plunge into the metaphysical, using the symbols adroitly, as always.

signed...bkm said...

Very nice Glynn, love the boxes - blue and finding find - edged mirror blue flame...Love the progession and promise of the piece...bkm

lindakruschke said...

I know I should be content with the faith you found in the fourth box, but part of me wants to know what was in the three interlocking boxes. But, content I shall be. Very nice. Peace, Linda