and did those feet, in ancient times, walk..... by Kenart

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Cullins, Skye, Hebrides, Scotland
The Symptoms of Pleasure.

Ah, the sweetness of succour that demands all we will
The caresses of failure to keep what is still
A life given meaning in its strangeness
that desperation instils
in a future less ordinary
our ambition we kill
to save for the future a correction re-learned
a wish for a peacefulness, chastened, less earned
will compete for the tenderness we come to aspire
before we discover the false peace
that we hope for,
gives truck to no liar
and in our monumental foolishness
our emotions conspire, to put away
longings, less losing face we retire
into hopeless despond and fruitless desire

Ah, the sour taste of hope that remains all we show
to the ambitions we trade in as we reel in the blows
that cannot be beat to the drum lessons, that flow
to be learned and again always painful and slow
until understanding comes with experience its guest
as delightful it seems we covet our rest
for our future demands a less gullible grace
and a smile that is forced less reality face
the true sense of drama our suspicion deface..

I am Et in Arcadia Ego.

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  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Sean.

    – Kenart

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 4 years ago

    Aw wow Ken… love the monochromatic effect. This is so dramatic!! The clouds look fantastic boiling and rolling around the mountain tops – gorgeous view and very cool! I’ll admit that I started singing the moment I read the title :o)
    Thought provoking words Ken. Want peace but can’t find it…so head up, stick on a smile and carry on like everything is fine and figured out…have I understood correctly?

  • Drama is what I was hoping for and you are quite right in your interpretation of the writing once again.

    – Kenart

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 4 years ago

    Love these “fluffy” clouds with the mountain peaking through and that lovely little waterfall cascading down the mountain, it’s as though the heavens have opened up, very beautiful Ken. Are you feeling a little down Ken?? cheer up, you are living in a very beautiful part of our earth which you show to us through your art, life can be difficult sometimes, but we soldier through. Take care xx

  • Just tired Josie. Thanks for thinking of me.

    – Kenart

  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickiover 4 years ago

    wow, very dramatic mood :-)

  • Many thanks Mojca.

    – Kenart

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