douglas scotney

Gold Star - 5,018 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

The Beggar At The Door - Poem by douglas scotney

I may have to make a choice
between humanity, mystery and art.

If I ignore the existence of the giant
(as a supernatural issue) ,
and if,
instead of a tear as well,
the beggar at the door
is the ONLY necessary imperfection,

will I enjoy the feast inside the more?


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Stopped at 17, 'The Larger Sutra'.
I bought a painting with a tear, one of those words of more than one meaning.
See '3 Steps to 'Specks''

Comments about The Beggar At The Door by douglas scotney

  • Rookie - 348 Points Danny Draper (6/20/2013 3:22:00 AM)

    Perhaps as a beggar the beggar is perfection
    the real mystery remains
    without invisible
    subjugating wishful thinking
    through infinite intricate
    inconceivable interactions
    and 5 degress of interconnection
    ephemeral flush of introspection,
    the nature of attraction? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 20, 2013


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