My Attic

Tapers blaze everywhere
inside this secret chamber,
illuminating long-abandoned hungers,
well-disguised but living still
in unacknowledged splendor.
Carefully I pick up each and every one
in turn,
knowing its dimensions,
fingers exploring familiar outlines,
scrutinizing closely
with the magnifying glass of liberation
each curve,
each ridge,
each gothic carven contour
coming alive in my questing hands.
What to do now that I have reclaimed
my treasures?
Is it meet to now display them boldly,
mixing sacred icons carelessly
with the profane?
Or should perhaps I bequeath them
to newer, fresher eyes,
someone better fitted to appreciate unaided
the power and the beauty
captured mute inside each timeless heirloom?

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

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  • Melodyone
    Melodyoneabout 2 years ago

    I appreciate this write, RC… and am continually moved by your amazing ability to put into words feelings that I’ve never imagined to be voiceable. xo

  • High praise indeed, thank you, Melody, much appreciated.

    – RC deWinter

  • devotee1
    devotee1about 2 years ago

    Hi RC; great read! Great questions? I believe the past is as much our heritage as the future…and the reward, not to eliminate one and replace with another, but to build on that which we once thought great enough to worship and relish—transformation of ourselves with the past, which is to say, always evolve as greater expressions of light.

  • I agree in part, but I think there are some things that must be discarded. Thank you for your insights.

    – RC deWinter


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