#109. the arc of the poet (for tom clark

December 12, 2009

the arc
of the poet
reaches beyond the physical
beyond imagination
into the reality
of the common
place.

the arc
of the poet
lays across the heart
swelling the mind
and intersecting
the spirit
of the curious.

the arc
of the poet
touches remotely
stirring the intimate
dreams
of the everyday
reaper.

the arc
of the poet
extends beyond
the arms length
of the composer
deeply and beyond measure
into the Endless.

sometimes

the arc
of the poet
extends beyond
and behind
to connect
the poet to every thing
the poet needs.

6 Responses to “#109. the arc of the poet (for tom clark”

  1. tom clark said

    Zev,

    Very moving and very much appreciated.

    To reach into the reality of the common place, intersect with the spirit of the curious, stir the dreams of the everyday reaper and reach (occasionally) into the Endless: these are high aspirations indeed. To manage any one of them would surely be worth a lifetime of devotion to the art.

  2. Awesome summary. A few times I have tried to write a poem about the elusive act but failed. This is wonderful, especially ‘touches remotely/stirring the intimate.’

  3. attasu said

    Somehow it reads like a ballerina, the arc of her arm, it reminds me of an illustration of the New York Time’s of a hand drowning and arching round to the hand that saves it. The arc is also the rope, tantalising just beyond our fingers, and sometimes… we catch our thoughts wholly as we mean. poetry.

    Thank you for sharing this!

    • zevstar said

      thank you for your thoughts. it is good to hear from someone the specifics of what a piece gives or means to them. thanks…

  4. Stan said

    I liked it. It’s encouraging because you have rightly given such a grand role to the poet here –

    Thanks

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