Thursday, November 6, 2008

Soul Wanderer

Gently gliding through clouds of newborn stars,
Casting glances back at worlds in translucent darkness,
Riding wings of hope while clutching the mane of destiny,
Softly caressing dreams common to distant travelers.

I travel alone, always looking forward, never behind.
This ship is my home, a refuge in the vast domain.

Listening to echoes of ancient songs in rhythmic time,
Meandering mindless fields of sobering thoughts,
Finding solace in gentle tugs of wayward gravity,
Searching timeless realms of silent wanderings.

My destiny calls me to this realm, once again solo.
This life is my own, a hell of my own creation

Coasting along this thoroughfare which never ends,
Lightly touching the shadows that always surround,
Grasping aimlessly at anchors of uncertain hope,
Looking for even a nuance of recognition in this despair.

Slowly fading, sinking into my own abyss.
All prospects seem to disappear as in a black hole.

Seizing a safe mooring which floats in this gloom,
Remembering hazy whispers of distant arenas of time,
Calmly soothing rough edges of fractured dreams,
Discovering tranquil peace that transcends all ages.

You grab hold, clutching me, securing the line.
Hopelessness fades as I gaze upon your face.

This poem is in reponse to the promt on 3WW . The words are in bold. This is also a collaboration between my wife and I. Hers are in italic. Enjoy!


Angel C. said...

I trully enjoyed writing this with you, I hope there are more to come! Your beginnings fueled the fires of my imagination.

Devika said...


Nice work by the two of you!

enjoyed readig it!


ThomG said...

I, too, enjoyed this very much. I think you did a fantastic job holding everything together, a single focus, but each of you brought your own essence that really came through. Nice to have you stop by; hope you make 3WW a regular exercise - together, or separate.

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful ebbing and flowing in this poem, as your two writing style harmonise! Loved this!

gautami tripathy said...

It simply flows. Great collaboration.

Welcome to MPTV!

Sylvia Plath

Vin said...

This piece makes one freeze in time, very surreal n evolving slowly but deeply. Great work guys!!

you husband-wife duo simply rock!!

Anonymous said...

That is a very lovely metaphysical poem. A kind of graceful intelligence in a shimmering language.

floreta said...

very powerful poem! there is a strength in being alone, but also in knowing when to accept other's support or companionship.

Rob Kistner said...

Greetings – Interesting site you’ve created! I came by to say hi …and to invite you to stop by Image & Verse for a visit, or just to say hello.
NOTE: I've closed Writer's Island Journals

Anonymous said...

Great Blend I can tell the gender of both parts. I really like the complimentery style like you have always written together.

Still relocating. hope to get settled. Missing writing alot.

Dibakar Sarkar said...

Very good work.

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