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Patti Masterman

A Beautiful Man's Mind

Underneath it all begins to ripple,
beneath the accordion folds of a perfect afternoon,
the phosphorescent streets lost in rain
while falling from vision, a number of pearly clouds

Words silent, when it all begins to unfold,
how well I remember how it passed;
washing the skin on the body,
drinking in the feelings, the melting smiles

Igniting rare visions for numberless minutes-
praying before the stolen cenotaph
of a beautiful man's mind

Submitted: Monday, September 05, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, September 06, 2011

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  • Martin O'Neill (2/21/2012 4:56:00 PM)

    I am not aware of the cenotaph referred to here - is it Kennedy?
    What I am aware of though is the extraordinary image conjured by the first two lines.Underneath it all begins to ripple / The accordion folds of a perfect afternoon. You have put your finger on a phenomenon that assails me too, seeing ripples in the here and now opening doors to different ways of knowing ordinary objects. Uncanny resonance. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (1/21/2012 12:40:00 AM)

    J F Kennedy fits the bill with his stolen life and beautiful mind ... Igniting rare visions for numberless minutes, rare beauty of a poem...regards (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (9/8/2011 5:16:00 PM)


  • Allemagne Roßmann (9/6/2011 1:34:00 PM)

    A great and phenomenal rememberance then for the cenotaph.Wise mens cenotaph are always stolen coz they are worth gems but a beautiful womans heart is not always.An illusion.Therefore the poetry.Gigantic meaning for this version here.. (Report) Reply

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