DKG Fine Arts Gallery

Poetry

The Sinking Pearl

By Lisa Frissen, NC © lfrissen72@gmail.com

 

What I feel is not expressible with blue slashes

across a narrow white plain;

So how can I justly fence in the universe

with my pen?

I can't put to words feelings that rebel

against the tight harness of the mundane.

Yet my hand falters and yields to the explicit

words of men.

 

An instrument imputed with life by this

unseen force

Flies across this page as sure as expert

fingers stroke the strings.

In vain I choose to follow this, a strange

and unknown course

Chasing an elusive pearl that defies its

gritty setting.

 

What can I say when the looking glass is

almost clear?

For in the lighted window of your eyes,

humbled am I at last to see

Your feelings laid bare and open, proudly

without fear;

Ready to touch, willing to give, laying

them down to accept what is me.

 

This is the closest we can come to showing without sounds, without words: "I love you."

 

 

 

 

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The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
416 W 12th St, Austin, TX 78701 · 512-478-5748

© DKGSI, All rights reserved