He Sees Through Stone Poem by Etheridge Knight

He Sees Through Stone

Rating: 3.5


He sees through stone
he has the secret
eyes this old black one
who under prison skies
sits pressed by the sun
against the western wall
his pipe between purple gums

the years fall
like overripe plums
bursting red flesh
on the dark earth

his time is not my time
but I have known him
in a time gone

he led me trembling cold
into the dark forest
taught me the secret rites
to make it with a woman
to be true to my brothers
to make my spear drink
the blood of my enemies

now black cats circle him
flash white teeth
snarl at the air
mashing green grass beneath
shining muscles

ears peeling his words
he smiles
he knows
the hunt the enemy
he has the secret eyes
he sees through stone

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
M Asim Nehal 18 July 2016

The title itself is very interesting and poem is fantastic. Thanks for sharing...

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Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek 18 July 2016

he led me trembling cold into the dark forest taught me the secret rites to make it with a woman to be true to my brothers to make my spear drink the blood of my enemies It is all about wisdom. Good poem.

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* Sunprincess * 13 January 2017

.....a poem with vivid and striking imagery ? well penned

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Dr Antony Theodore 26 March 2018

ears peeling his words he smiles he knows the hunt the enemy he has the secret eyes he sees through stone.lot of images teaching us the readers a very special way of life ..thanku dear poet. tony

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Dutendra Chamling 15 November 2015

He Sees Through Stone strong poem.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 24 April 2018

He sees through the stone.......most interesting and intuitive!

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Savita Tyagi 23 April 2018

Wow! marvelous! I will be reading more of his poems.

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Jeffrey Adegor 23 April 2018

he led me trembling cold into the dark forest taught me the secret rites to make it with a woman to be true to my brothers to make my spear drink the blood of my enemies . such driving words

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Bernard F. Asuncion 23 April 2018

Such a splendid poem by Etheridge Knight??????

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Susan Williams 23 April 2018

he has the secret eyes he sees through stone - - - fascinating concept and intriguing style

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