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Terzanelle, Nr.06 — Floating Ark

My eyes became accustomed to the dark
accustomed to the subtle shades of light
as silhouettes became a floating ark

The labels we invent like day and night
cut up holy cycles into bits,
accustom us to making dark the light

Defending all these labels gives us fits,
we rage against another’s point of view
and cut up holy people into bits

But holding back and asking is it true?
maintains an open mind…, we try … forget …
and spike again the other’s point of view

The signals clanging loudly force a bet:
how crucial is the message in our veins
supporting open minds that soon forget

The light is biting, tugging at the chains
as eyes become accustomed to the dark
we greet the crucial message in our veins
and thank the silhouette, the floating ark.
Josh
Written by Josh (Joshua Bond)
Published
Author's Note
Comp entry for "Inner light show", hosted by runaway-mindtrain

(This is a Terzanelle poem, which is a villanelle combined with the Terza Rima, both of Italian origin. It was 'invented' by the...
Comp entry for "Inner light show", hosted by runaway-mindtrain

(This is a Terzanelle poem, which is a villanelle combined with the Terza Rima, both of Italian origin. It was 'invented' by the American poet Lewis Turco (b.1934) in 1965 with his poem 'Terzanelle in Thunderweather').
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