Tuesday, July 27, 2010

BEYOND THE VEIL

BEYOND THE VEIL


you mark your days
with rented doorways
and the heavy body
that ticks the hours
swinging on a cord –


this life…
extraordinary sorrow
and more –
a long and reluctant
letting go

10 comments:

Zaina Anwar said...

How beautiful!. Sorrow seeps like ethereal threads through these lines...

trooping with crows said...

MOM! Welcome back. What a nice surprise this morning....
Lonely and thoughtful, but as always written in a way that is completely yours. (Want to discuss more later...) Great to see you back...

joaquin carvel said...

kay!!

yes, welcome back! i can't tell you how happy i am to see a new post. hope this means you're doing well, better and better. :)

and this - just a whisper, but so powerful. it feels transitory, but continuous at the same time. amazing, as always.

Karen said...

And so, here we are still. I feel like this one is written for me. Of course, that's what good poetry often does, isn't it? Joaquin says it's a whisper. I agree: a breath.

Gorgeous picture - mysterious and mystical!

S.L. Corsua said...

Welcome back, Kay. You've truly been missed. Love the new photo (top right).

I do hope your hands have fully recovered, and that the surgery and therapy have rendered your hand movements pain-free.

Cheers.

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Zaina - how lovely a compliment, thank you.


Merissa - thought I would surprise you! Glad we had a few minutes to talk about poetry (this one) and art....love


Joaquin - I appreciate your friendship and thoughtful words. You always make me feel better! :)


Karen - lol...yes, we are. Glad this had meaning for you. Thanks so much, dear poet friend.


S.L. - so great to see you. I am trying to work through limitations - will do what I can. Thanks so much for your kind words.

Okie Prof said...

I'm speechless. We have missed your disturbing( in a good way) revelations of our truths.

Kay, send this to The New Yorker. Please.

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

hahaa...Thanks, Terry, you always brighten my day (in a good way) love...

Margaret said...

Welcome back Kay!

I hope your hands are fully recovered.
Really missed reading your poems.

"Beyond the Veil" is so deep and sad - but so totally true.

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Margaret - I have missed visiting your blog, too. I'll be around soon. Thank you so much!