Sighting fate

 

Konica1247

 

 

Time lacks teeth
yet none escape its bite.

 

With fate in mind
I gaze across the city.

Lonely thoughts emerge
transform
and fade.
As melancholy strikes
this futile life.

 

Climbing from a pit
takes will.
But mine seems numbed.

 

Instead of walking round in darkness
wandering our local streets
I choose a hunt upon my bookcase
trawling information’s hoard.

Haunted by potential, though:
I fret at wanting
paths beyond
an unrelieved obscurity.

Left hoping inspiration’s source
may seed new neural space.

 

Later
drifting sleepwards saw
vague visions formed
behind closed eyes
grow clearer
when I heard loud gulls

then trod through sand.

A landscape where
rough grass soon thinned
between low dunes
with places one might rest
more sheltered
warmer
under setting sun.

 

Calmer now
once listening
to those
rhythmic
breaking waves.

 

There I sat
imagining
some future sight:

 

of white bone
fanned by coastal air.

 

While

farther on

along
that beach

 

lay

my old skull

half-buried.

 

Still
facing

the sea.

 

 


 

(1974)

 


 

(Well guys, here we go again:

In editing my teenage prose, the poetising process took over, once more.

Wary of resisting creative forces, I let things happen.

 

Any art on the blog is mine: I hope you like it?

Comments are always very welcome!

Thank you for reading.)

 


 

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7 thoughts on “Sighting fate”

    1. Thank you, Wendi!
      So nice to hear from you.

      (I’ve been really down about my blog, after the stats last week were the lowest for one-and-a-half years.
      Then went 3 days with only a single view.
      Felt like giving up, but gave it another shot…)

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      1. Hey Ken, I know blogging takes a lot of work to keep people coming back. I have found if I don’t feel well enough to visit other blogs and make comments, I have very few visitors. Keep at it and if you feel well enough try to visit a blog or two, it may increase your visibility. God bless you!

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        1. Yes, Wendi, I’m sure you are right.
          I have a real problem with not being well enough for social media and networking.
          I do leave some comments, though. But, while people may like or reply to them, they rarely visit my blog.
          At the moment almost all I have the energy for is editing my past work and posting it.
          So I’m extremely dependent on the WordPress Reader to gain views.
          If a post flops, my blog goes dead that week.

          PS: I hope your shoulder is feeling better, than when we spoke last ( 2 weeks ago)?

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          1. I will pray for increased energy and healing. It takes so much energy to live life and all the extra is extra and I am so very sorry. Write for you and all the views will be a blessing. Don’t give up Ken!
            Thank you so much for asking, i had pt today and it is slowly getting better. bless you.

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