In the darkness, or: In the end

Poetry Partners #134

‘The blue sky’, a poem by Kunjal Gupta of ‘Duo Diseminators’

Inside a vessel so suffocating and cold.
Looking at the blue sky,
Birds glide their wings and fly to the foretold,
Without a struggle or try.

Looking at the blue sky,
They retire to perch and rest
Birds glide their wings and fly to the foretold,
Without a pique of nearing tests.

They retire to perch and rest
The eloquent orange slowly declines,
Without a pique of nearing tests.
Mothers flap towards the seamless skyline

The eloquent orange slowly declines,
Dark and frowning lines cut through the dazzles,
Mothers flap towards the seamless skyline.
Little fledglings move in a haphazard hassle.

Dark and frowning lines cut through the dazzles,
Dark woods immersed in scintillating shadows,
Little fledglings move in a haphazard hassle.
To what frightens and befuddles before.

Dark woods immersed in scintillating shadows,
Thoughts scare and terrify men,
To What frightens and befuddles before,
May no doubt be clear in the end.

A ‘Tanka’ by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’

men's eyes can't detect
ultraviolet shadows
scintillate like birds;
beetles glimmer distantly;
fear of darkness blinds mankind

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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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