Paul Amrod

Gold Star - 11,228 Points (May 17th,1951 / Chateaugay, New York)

The Light Upon The Hill - Poem by Paul Amrod

Through the hourglass the perpetual passing of time
has captured my reverie and it renders me still.
The buffoons perform a series of pranks and charades
to tickle me with a cleverly inventive pantomime.
With the assistance of an audaciously courageous will
we proceed relentlessly forward inflaming our dazzling torch.
Evoking the mysterious incantations which launch the parade
as we gather and rendezvous illuminating the light upon the hill.
Ascertaining our liberation we recite our choruses and masquerade
leisurely through our environment appeasing the dukes and lords.
Chuckling under my sleeve I welcome the cortège as it passes
whimsically in my imagination progressing through a psychedelic promenade.
In our metaphysical state we are gallivanting like comets through the universe
arising the prophecy of unison and common cause as lads and lasses.
I am wandering amidst an eminent passion in these moments of hysteria
to extricate the innocent with a stroke of wizardry as evils are dispersed.
We fantasize a miraculous celestial panorama with Neptune and his mermaids
to chaperon our adventures as we are guided by the light upon the hill.
Refreshing are the baptismal waters which rain like manna from the heavens
exceeding our expectations alluring our senses and fulfilling our criteria.
Proposing an alternative exciting the adolescents to voyage in reverse
observing the inverse of the equation in search of the final thrill.
Given birth in a dreamlike atmosphere the apple blossoms surpass
the gorgeousness of the moment enthralling the dwarfs of seven.
Affixed by a hypnotist I curiously brought the ventriloquist through an escapade
conjuring the assemblage to perceive the glimmer of the light upon the hill.
Each witness of the profundity of this radiance uttered under the arcade
their willingness for cooperation as their docile temperaments will persuade
the pacification of an egoless attitude and an openness we must instill.
As the starlight flickers its timeless spectacle we envision euphoria as we transverse
through the interstellar garden returning in solace to the light upon the hill.

Topic(s) of this poem: fantasy

Form: Ars Poetica


Comments about The Light Upon The Hill by Paul Amrod

  • Daniel Brick (11/27/2015 8:44:00 AM)


    Yes, fantasy is the appropriate word to identify the topic of this poem, but even more significant is the fantastic language you use throughout. Your have no fear of polysyllabic words to carry the fullness of this vision. This is not fantasy of gossamer and fairies.You preside over a masquerade that only partially disguises the participants, who
    are real humans trying to purge their egoism and replace it with an OPENNESS to the larger cosmic world. I counted five times the appear of the title image THE LIGHT UPON THE HILL, which the revelers presumably lit with their torches (lines 7-8) , so that they have sufficient light to complete their ritual of renewal. And it also functions as a answering light to the cosmic radiance frequently evoked by the speaker. OR the reader can dispense with this sort of heavy-handed explanation and just enjoy the play of light and shadow as the gorgeous languages washes over him or her.
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    Paul Amrod Paul Amrod (11/27/2015 1:21:00 PM)

    Hi Daniel It is not very often that someone digs into the inner meaning of my very personal language. I do truly appreciate you taking the time to skillfully give a review of my poesy. Thanks, Paul

    Paul Amrod Paul Amrod (11/27/2015 1:18:00 PM)

    Hi Daniel Once again there are few readers who pull the essence out of my poetry. It is truly a pleasure reading your comments.I am sorry for my spelling errors, I misplaced my glasses, Greetings, Paul

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 17, 2015


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