Astral Shepherd

(1948 / Mass.)

i saw


i saw the light
come in
and thru the window
it
crept
in quiet tip-toes
while i was watching
from the corner of my eye
i could just make out its entry
in quiet secretude
first the dark
left the room
then
the ‘before light’
filled my senses
~
'before light'
~
that’s where the dark has gone
that’s the place
before the light
creeps
in
where everything is calm
where all is still
the light
then
makes its move
quickly
before the night changes
its
mind
before it takes it
all
back
and sneaks in
the light came in
just as i said
and began to fill the room
it made the room grow
much
larger
the presence of brightness
filled with color
happy dust commuters
rode on the beam
bustling, riding,
jumbling, bouncing,
dancing
freely
upon the radiance
the cat
he took notice
of the intrusion
and parked himself
in the in-between
he gave a beam
a welcome 'mew'
as if he
and
it
were best of friends
turning twice
within the warmth
he settled
down
in quiet contentment
i continued
my contemplations
of how the light
so
stealthily
creeps

Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2005
Edited: Thursday, December 15, 2005
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  • Stuart Mason (12/15/2005 4:34:00 PM)

    Some of the images remind me of old Rog Mcgough but there are some good images; i particuarly like the ending with the cat and the contemplation. (Report) Reply

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