Poetic Measurements

I may have mentioned earlier in the week that the poetic muse was striking me again (it has been some time since our last encounter). Perhaps it’s all the sun, perhaps it was the drama of nature’s power on display a few weeks ago, or simply life being in a sustainable position at the moment. It could also be the steady march the next novel’s taking to completion–got initial edits back from the editor a week or so back, and it has set my creative mind into a furious spiral of scribbles (or his own rather strikingly wonderful bits of poetry he shared with me at the time–mark my words, he’s going places). So much to do.

Regardless of the source though, a frenzy followed, and numerous works were penned this week. So it seemed only good and right to toss out a sample this weekend. Thus I give you the short “Poetic Measurements”…

Poetic Measurements

The weight of a poet

lies perched upon a strand of hair:

a breath could shudder out the shape of it

yet the light could scarcely lay it bare.

Its power crawls in shadow

a textured investigation of the fall

clinging fractions of humanity endow,

wriggling whispers beneath the mortal pall.


6 thoughts on “Poetic Measurements

  1. hey..great to see the poetic muse kissing you again and also great to hear that you make good progress with the novel.. happy sunday to you chris…and we’re missing you at dVerse…smiles

    • Indeed! Largely that was due to a job I’d held for a while–10-12 hours shifts plus a few hours drive back time did not social liveliness make. Trying to be good and posting on a (semi) regular basis again, between other writers and life. Thanks for swinging through again!

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