a breath away from divinity
miles away from hope
floating down
into the quiet
slip knots hold the rope
half opened eyes
seek the depths
for what was meant to be
lurking ‘neath the surface
inviting souls to see
answers in the shadows
hovering for release
to tempt another voyager
searching for that peace
below the silence
a siren’s call to cease
the jouney’s end
finds an open door
to nowhere
hiding dreams
of something more

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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    Beauty and so very enticing….this piece makes me want to pack up everything and go exploring..

  • thanks for the kind words…. b

    – butchart

  • ellamental
    ellamentalover 4 years ago

    I like it B. I can hear a melody in there!!! Hope all is well my old friend!!!

  • things are what they are… thank you for stopping by ella… love and light to you…….b

    – butchart

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 4 years ago

    So beautiful, enchanting, pulls at my heart

  • thank you pinky.. so much…. b

    – butchart

  • annamora
    annamoraover 4 years ago

    very beautiful Butch … it has that floating down feel in words themselves … works so brilliantly even I can say (and I am not an expert) ….. and I love that ‘walking on the boundary’ thing which is happening here too …

  • we do what we do when we need to do it eh? thank you for your kind words on my work…… [eace and light…..b

    – butchart

  • umbra
    umbraover 4 years ago

    sinking to the root…….

  • yep… thanks for your support erich…….. i hope you are recovering from what life has thrown at you lately… i’ll be back in full swing soon……..b

    – butchart

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 4 years ago

    You wove a magical trail…wonderful to see you Butch;)

  • thank you so much shanina.. i appreciate you stopping by my words.. i hope you are well.. love and light…….b

    – butchart

  • lianne
    lianneover 4 years ago

    Oh Butch my dear heart – somehow I feel this differently than the others I guess. Yes, I feel it’s beauty, its mystery, and its hypnotic pull. But I feel too almost as if I’m drowning in emotion, being drawn under the surface of some deep pool, on the edge of crossing over to some other plane. And while I feel the hope of “more,” it also frightens me a bit. Perhaps that’s my own claustrophobia – but the slip knots made me feel trapped somehow. Crazy huh? But as always, my darling man, your poetry shakes me to my foundations, makes me feel so much more….love it, love you, always!

  • not crazy dearheart… you know me well…….. and the slipknots are holding… much love……b

    – butchart

  • Kevyn Paul Eisenman
    Kevyn Paul Eis...over 4 years ago

    The ‘Gate’… well said, my friend!

  • peace for sure brother……..b

    – butchart

  • Skypilot
    Skypilotover 4 years ago

    Awsome butch! beautiful piece, a classic at conception!

  • wow… thank you for your kind words.. i really appreciate you stopping by my work and taking the time to leave such a wonderful comment……….b

    – butchart

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 4 years ago

    What pulls us more to the journey of our life…..the desire of our spirit urging us or the inquisitive nature of our mortal frame?
    It was lovely to read your prose once again…. Your words deliver as always with scenes and vistas… :O)

  • such beautiful words.. thank you so very much….. love and light…….b

    – butchart

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