112271  Poems Read Home Login

 Spirit Chimes

Sacred Crone

The past,
a tattered hymnal,
crumbling praises here,
there and flitting
past another night,

perfect with invisible
beauty just beyond,
a temporary afterlife
breathing beside me,

I join the emptiness,
the merciful emptiness
of One.

How I envy those who
feast upon decadent sorrow.

Such luxury to need no appointment
for pain,

to wear it like shrapnel
deep within,
even give yourself a medal
for all your eloquent

The moon is a host in
the hands of an
Olympian priest.

She's always something
and new every night.

Now an orthodox ghost,
ordained in glass,

bloated with souls too
beautiful for our world,

but still a life force
blessing all the world's pain,

the pain I cannot afford . . .

She's that decomposing
teacher who saved you
in grade school.


And now lost in a swamp of clouds.

Oh, the luxury of being lost.
No need to be seen,
no need for a soul.

Stars, swallowed and spit out
like quantum particles,
here and not here
and always believed in,

scrambled like the dream
the young call love.

Close your curtain,
whimpering zodiac,

let emptiness well up,
drown it all

and be something.

And in something elsewhere
and forgiving
I'll be strong.

Patricia Joan Jones

To read more of my work go to: My Poetry List

©2000 - 2021, Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors.

Visit My Home Page | Start Your Own Poetry Site | PoetryPoem
[ Control Panel ]  [ Today's Poetry - ALL Poets ]   [ Search ]

thewrittenart The Written Art - by Cynthia Uzzolino Feedback and critique requested.  
dreamweaver POETRY BY KRIS ~ DREAMWEAVER - ~WELCOME TO DREAMLAND~ Read my Poems to Know me. I am in my poems.  
poet5170 Poetry by Elsie - *WELCOME TO MY WORLD* ~ Read my poems full of fact, fiction and fantasy.  
godspoetwriter Poetry by godspoetwriter - Feedback and critique requested.  
countrypoet Poetry by CountryPoet - Language of Enchantment Words are beautiful...  
mzd Poetry by mzd - Feedback and critique requested.  
mykalangelo poems of Mykalangelo. - Tell me whatever, I'm not here often From poetrypoem.com your life will grow  

awexler3optonlinenet     poetry2071      poetikalyanointed      dropabomshell      calpatte  View All Poets
Newest Item: MY GIFT
He came to me in my dream last night This angel, this man among men He told ... More
Added: 2020-12-02  My Poetry List  PoetryPoem.com      Get a Free Site       Blogs     Stories     Premium Sites