Learn More

Mary Fumento


The Sorcerer


The flickering flame enchants the mellow eyes
While whining wind encases faltering ears
And darkness entombs the dozing figure

Batches of colors explode
Tiny, bearded men scamper
While wicked beasts howl
Crystal walls gleam and shimmer
Flashes fall from a midnight sky
Metals fold like liquid
Flower to stone to lizard to leaf
Dozens of faceless, nameless cards
Sometimes a silky kerchief
And an occasional downy dove
Retreating adversaries with wary eyes
Always a cynic, sour skeptic
Wanting but not daring to believe
Ivory towers and ivy walls
Complete with princess calling
Knights and steeds and armour
A world of black and white
(His own somewhere in between)
Soulful serenades and ballads
Knights, courts and commands
A beautiful, endless time
Which never quite began

Awestruck in ancient revelries
The old man could not decide
Who had become more the believer
In his illusions and charades

His audience or himself

Submitted: Saturday, August 12, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Sorcerer by Mary Fumento )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Stafford's Cabin, Edwin Arlington Robinson
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Christmas Carol, Sara Teasdale

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Feelings Held, Peter Black
  2. Sanctuaries Of Love, Irfanulla Shariff
  3. Eternal Sun, Peter Black
  4. Bradbury Park, Peter Black
  5. Summer Now, Peter Black
  6. Morning Bells, Peter Black
  7. An end with no end, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  8. My Haunt, Peter Black
  9. Buttery Dreams, Peter Black
  10. I see Love, persian khushi
[Hata Bildir]