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smoke signals

barren and shameless
drift to the abys
an oubliette of painted windows
conjure the serpent’s hiss
jagged edges
lure virgin skin
shedding memories
the heart stretched thin
solitude in a moonlit jar
bittersweet ambrosial truths
glimpsed from afar
hang on the precipice
wisdom and youth
it is
just this
collection of moments
trapped in a shell
held deaf to an ear
tales dropped down the well
unaware of the fear
residing in flames
of constant vigil
none to lay blame
the spark caught a breath
when she whispered your name
she summoned a death
no sorrow no shame

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I am honoured to have this beautiful image by mel taylor stand along side my words……….. thank you mel

Tags

poetry, fire, spiritual, goddess, healing, butch, curran

Comments

  • meltaylor
    meltaylorover 5 years ago

    Fabulous writing, bu!!
    Please feel free to pull the image “quilted memories” for this piece if you like!
    I would be proud to have the association of the two!!!
    Mel

  • as would i mel…. i think synchronicity has reared her pretty head,,,,,,, thanks so much…….. we ride the same light wave sometimes……… love you…….b

    – butchart

  • roy skogvold
    roy skogvoldover 5 years ago

    Have to use time on this, because of my poor English. It´s deep and mysterious. beautiful and demanding. And I just love it. I think it´s the first poem I have to fav. :)

    …roy

  • roy… i’m so glad you used time….. and i am humbled and honoured that you added this to your list……. thank you so very much…………b

    – butchart

  • Damien Venditti
    Damien Vendittiover 5 years ago

    WOW man .. this is great … song like flow … an outstanding gathering of meaningful lines
    “solitude in a moonlit jar” … gold butch : ))

  • hey damien…… thanks so much….. put it to some music… i think that would be so cool……… i appreciate you…………b

    – butchart

  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormover 5 years ago

    Enigmatic words of beauty Butch! You truly take the mind on a wonderful journey friend! BRAVO!!!…)o(

  • it’s a journey we have both taken…. you and i.. my friend……… thank you for your words and your spirit…… love and light…….b

    – butchart

  • meltaylor
    meltaylorover 5 years ago

    Yes, we do!!
    And I return the love, bu!!
    Thank you!!
    Mel

  • Big smile……….. xxx

    – butchart

  • dlmorrow
    dlmorrowover 5 years ago

    Wonderful piece ch!! And Mel’s art works very well with it. Well done!! Both of you.

  • thanks logan….. love it when you come to my work…….. ydhlch

    – butchart

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 5 years ago

    Excellent b!

  • ushna… you are spoiling me…… and i’m thrilled that you are….. ha…… thank you for the honor…….. it means alot…….b

    – butchart

  • liesbeth
    liesbethover 5 years ago

    Beautifull dear friend.. and a wonderfull gift from your friend, works well xx

  • thank you lizzie…… and yes… i think mels work goes wonderful with my words…. it was a magic moment of synchronicity i believe…. riding the same light waves……….. love you……..b

    – butchart

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 5 years ago

    You always leave me breathless….

    A perfectly matched collaboration…

    Stunning and soulful xx

  • ah lisa…. i’m always humbled by your words…. a true gift coming from an amazing writer like yourself…….. thank you…….b

    – butchart

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 5 years ago

    powerful writing ~ so many lines worth savoring and riding again ~ bravo xx

  • Linda.. thank you so much…. you say the nicest things…. i really appreciate it…….b

    – butchart

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