Monday, January 02, 2012

Brought to Mind



dark path
shadowed by starless night
curves back and back
where figures mill about the bushes
auld eyes glittering
lang syne silent
I walk ahead and ahead
but my vision is long
when I turn back
to the glittering eyes
growing more numerous
for every inch of terrain
I gain
and I know
they'll never catch me
through the twists and bends
of every place
I've dared to share
my face

8 comments:

SzélsőFa said...
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SzélsőFa said...

Quod me non necat me fortiorem facit.

shadows are shadows. but we are to see(k) the light that is out there. at least, that is my contribution. i see this poem this way and the more i read it - the more i like it.

February Grace said...

Happy New Year, Jason!

~bru

jason evans said...

Szelsofa, I wish my Latin wasn't so rusty after being a college Latin major, but I did get it without looking it up! (I should give myself a break. It's not like I haven't piled 16+ years of other knowledge on top of my Latin.) I like that view of the poem. :) I've covered a lot of ground. And all of it is still back there. I'm just not there anymore.

February Grace, I truly hope that this is a spectacular year for you!

Jackie Jordan said...

Dear Jason. I know this is a bit of a stretch of my imagination, which often runs amok, but I often feel as your protagonist does as I traverse the dark path of this infernal blogosphere. By partaking in this medium, I am already breaking my New Year's resolution. "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." [smiles] Great read, sir! So meaningful and thought provoking...

Lee said...

Amazing graphic too! Jackie, maybe you are not meant to leave. ;)

SzélsőFa said...

you know, i thought it was a latin saying, but i found out it actually was not. some enthusiastic people translated it from english to make it sound better, or more ancient.
i like it though, whatever the language. :))

jason evans said...

Jackie, perhaps wanting to be in and out at the same time. No, it's not so easy to leave.

Lee, thanks. :) It's a nice thought--to be meant to stay.

Szelsofa, I'm a sucker for Latin, so yes, it does make it loftier!