April 2016: a cycleon the nature of poetsApril 2016: a cycle by williamfdevault
I once tasted a petal of clover, but that does not make me a honeybee,
merely a curious seeker unable to restrain myself from the moment
where I could imitate, faintly, the actions of the bee, aping the apis
to try to understand from where comes the honey, the nectar.
it was revelatory as the scale of the essence I partook of shook free
the magnitudes of mortal man from insect. imitation by rote of role
constrained by nature and the Almighty is not the same as transfiguration.
I am not the clover. not the honeybee. I draw my sustenance in inspiration.
the undodged curtain (for my Mother)
I did not watch them shovel the rude earth over your mortal remains.
for that is not how I would remember you, celebrate you.
how many times had you dodged the curtain? more than I knew, no doubt.
but it comes to this, a separation of mother and children
by the very ground we walked upon just weeks ago,
laying flowers on my Father’s grave you now lay
weltanschauungwell, well,weltanschauung by williamfdevault
is a dark place.
the mysteries were meant to be
and with a mercurial flow.
questions born as oft as not
from prejudice and memory.
is only an echo
and echoes are just words
even when preconscious
and warning us of intended
that may never be.
the ebb and flow.
the ebon, below
against the bloody flood
and there are no strangers here
William F. DeVault. all rights reserved.
Transcendent hummingbirdsWarmTranscendent hummingbirds by williamfdevault
sparks of transcendent beauty
guiding me in
framing the hummingbird flutters
I hear your song
as the heat becomes light
we shall share sweet nectar
that will fill us
and drive us
to a higher and deeper
state and sate
William F. DeVault. All rights reserved.
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I'm a poet. Ronin for now, making my way in the world. I don't write poetry. I don't do poetry. I coexist with it, some have even suggested I am poetry.
I can live with that. I have to. Because it is true. And that is what poetry is: Truth.
Favourite genre of music?
---Mariya Andriichuk (LadyMartist)
Favourite writer (and editor):
---So many, so many
Favourite style of art:
Skin of choice:
---Soft, warm, ready to explore and share.
Favourite cartoon character: