Monday, September 5, 2011

relics remain



pulling back all
framework - one finds space is never really
abandoned, never really intentionally vacated - as

relic remains - boned and furrowed, soul settled
still but remaining - it does however
take a certain type to harvest
empty - a certain kind of seer to congregate the dead
not all dowsers
can find the vein
that pumps life, bear full capacity to
make another see the light of a prospective eternal
or remedy remembrance

decades, dust true
semi-conductors of such living -
conductors of things dead passing as life; fading
between times delicate decadence
and its delusional decay...

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2011

Posted for Magpie Tales
and d'Verse Open Link Night

32 comments:

  1. nice bit of word play bk...it takes a special one to divine that life beneath...you know we had a water witch come once and find us a well...it was fascinating to water...as much as one that finds life in death...

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  2. delusional decay...

    I think I have it myself! LOL

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  3. where you make the linebreaks works for me.

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  4. Love the depth, the word play is strong... stunning imagery as well.

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  5. .. 'a certain type to harvest empty' ~~~ my favorite words in your beautiful poem. I would like to fantasize I have a tiny bit of that ability.

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  6. Some strong poetry here and in other posts of yours.

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  7. A certain kind of harvester, how lovely BKM.

    This poem reminds me of a Morgan Freeman narrated show we saw this weekend on Parallel Universes, your poem being a nice little slice of science to me, that continues the mystery of what we do not yet know.

    xo

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  8. magical wording! amazing piece my friend

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  9. A lovely poem...loved the wordplay 'a certain type to harvest empty' ~ great line!

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  10. Picking up on Brian's comment about life in death. . . and life after death, which is, of course, eternal.

    A lot in this poem that bears more than one reading and would be an interesting one to read aloud.

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  11. Wow! Wonderful! I'm a picker at heart...love the thought of delusional decay...it is in the eyes of the beholder...brilliance shines upon your pages...as it always does, but this one, for me, is a new found favorite!

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  12. I love your wordplay,and line breaks! :)

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  13. Love the sound in this! Your first stanza is my favorite. I like the idea that space is never really abandoned.

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  14. "not all dowsers
    can find the vein
    that pumps life......"

    Very nice....... this took me to a sad place, where I am alone sometimes, and then sometimes lonely on top of that. And I don't mean that in a bad way... It's good, I grope for that sometimes, I relish in it. It is just as much a part of me as any other part of my life. Without it I wouldn't be me. So, yes, very nice.... your poem touched me very uniquely... Thank you......

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  15. "not all dowsers
    can find the vein"

    That is true of so many things. Gorgeous write.

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  16. I am never disappointed when I come calling. Your poem tonight is truth. Great writting!
    Have a great week.

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  17. You line breaks and word play is so well done this is amazing piece of art love it so much
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/08/29/unsuspecting-creatures-of-the-night/

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  18. conductors of things dead passing as life; fading
    between times delicate decadence
    and its delusional decay...

    This is really enjoyable read aloud! I enjoyed this and I love your take on the Magpie.

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  19. Loved the word play.. tight poem.. every word says so much.. loved second stanza..

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  20. A piece well written, engaging – good work… mine is here: http://www.image-verse.com/clown

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  21. Lovely-- this poem is coherent-- unified-- and elegant-- I tried this prompt as well-- I love this-- a beauteous truth from your soul to ours:
    not all dowsers
    can find the vein

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  22. Love the truth and hope that remains in your words....this is another gem Bkm...hope all is going well for you. :-)

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  23. Absolutely beautiful... I especially like the third stanza.

    ~laurie

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  24. this is a great poem to read out loud :)

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  25. life, death and life.. the cycle continues.

    like these lines:

    semi-conductors of such living -
    conductors of things dead passing as life; fading
    between times delicate decadence
    and its delusional decay...

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  26. finding the vein that pumps life..oh we all want to...i like how you slowly pull the reader into the scene and i absolutely love the development in the last stanza

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  27. I love the textures here...boned and furrowed is so delicious...

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  28. "fading
    between times delicate decadence
    and its delusional decay..."

    Oh, I love the way you put your words together, always unique and worth reading. Every time :)

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  29. Beautiful as always, Barb. I too, like the line breaks it adds to the piece. I hope all is well with you.

    Pamela

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  30. Because of your unusual use of words to convey a meaning so easily understood, this is my favorite entry in this weeks Magpie.

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  31. Fascinating write. Good stuff!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/he-was-a-ford-man-2/

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