Aaron Graham

Rookie - 19 Points (02/25/1986 / Glenrock, WY)

Heirophany - Poem by Aaron Graham


Non c'è felicità in questo mondo
C'è solo disonore e la morte

Here, the end of the natural world—
Here, auroras' scarlet ringlet signatures-
Ionized particles trace our circumference
Suggest a diadem.
Suspended axis mundi

Here, men connect with gods
Infinity touches you.
Everything has changed—
Now the train is gone.
Were you at school?

Our train is gone now-

And my brother writes beautiful poetry.
Our train is gone—
But since his fire burnt out
The train is gone—
And Mary has torn her red dress
The train—Our train—
Ember months blaze all the same
Our Train is gone now—

But they sold us tickets to watch sailors tell sea stories.
We bought them cause our village lies at the bottom of a mountain,
Where we still pray before and after meals.
It is an album full of old-fashioned pictures:
Here, she still speaks very indistinctly.
There, you can see ribbons he earned in the war.
Look! See, they glitter when he laughs
Like when he came back,
But he never—
He didn't really come back,

They're all gone now.
This frozen lifeless place
They that held infinity in a gaze—
and blinked.
The wind never blows as cold again.

Your train has gone.
Were you at school?

Comments about Heirophany by Aaron Graham

  • Romeo Della Valle (4/15/2012 4:36:00 PM)

    Wow! Aaron! I am speechless! Trying to find the proper words to describe my reaction after reading this deep and thought provoking write! Right you when describing life as a train that one day will be gone to a place named the Unknown! This well crafted and touching write is rich in imagery and every line leads you to search for more until the last line which finished with the one million question Your train has gone, were you in school? Amazing composition! Thank you for sharing and for accepting my humble invitation! Keep it up! God Bless You! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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