Monday, September 02, 2013

Worth A Sonnet

Worth A Sonnet

There is no east without west, and a sun setting.
The gleam on distant windows can shut our eyes.
Beautiful in a way, like remembering forgetting
revives what was brighter, once. And no lies
without truth in their wake. No give without getting. 
But a child recites the alphabet knowing it ends.
This we call knowledge when it is everything but.
A boundary on possibilities. What transcends
all speech and language is love - knowing what
it takes to receive the reciprocal of what one sends.
We failed at this, dear, and to both, our dismay.
Let me use a few letters. Imagine you hearing me say
now that evening has come, and no window is bright -

You deserve fourteen lines that I never could write.

-- © Ciprianowords, Inc. 2013 --

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