The Poet

Painting by Lindsey Kustusch

Pre-dawn inky glaze
Raven dips low, swift upstroke
To perch on phone pole
Old wires trace a palimpsest,
The Messenger of dreams flies.

©2017, Amaya Engleking

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6 comments

  1. windstrewn · 19 Days Ago

    Five lines? I read five-hundred and am gone on it. The painting is magnetic.

    • Gospel Isosceles · 19 Days Ago

      I appreciate your comment, as I enjoy reading your poems. This poetic form is a tanka, or 5-7-5-7-7. It challenges one to evoke the bare essence of the idea. Much like the Poet does with the raw materials of nature and humanity and the pervasive spirit.

      • windstrewn · 19 Days Ago

        I like the device, but moreso your application of it. This little poem is an open door. I always appreciate the competence in your writing, Gospel.

  2. qbit · 19 Days Ago

    “Old wires trace a palimpsest”!

  3. braveandrecklessblog · 19 Days Ago

    Lovely

  4. Mary Brearley · 16 Days Ago

    A very beautiful and evocative poem.

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