Poetry: Food for Thought. Monday's Inspiration 69
The Wisdom of Ignorance. A free-style Sonnet
Wisdom reveals itself in ignorance, unpeeling
Its skin, like the night receding to reveal dawn;
To unveil the grey clouds like the sun does, laying
Bare the perennial glory of heavenly awe.
Wisdom oversees the callousness of man, like karma --
The Light within this darkness. When will it all end? Kindred
Souls lie in the dust of complacency; the dying simply bury the dead.
Making excuses, there’s a dearth of concern and empathy is lacking.
Who knows the ways of the Gardener? With one hand
He hands us thorns and with the other, the fragrance
And sacrifice of roses; the tapestry of grandeur. The divine
Alchemist strikes my heart, seemingly without mercy.
One moment I lie in sweet innocence; the other I fly on the Elysian lap
Of Love, leaving my folks to grieve, beneath this transitory veil of shadows.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 31st May, 2020
The Other Side of the Mountain, May 2020. A free-style Sonnet
Petunias blossom, as scarlet lavenders
Adorn my garden. The breath of the city takes
Respite, from diminishing sounds and toxicity;
The fear of aloneness lingers; many still endure.
The joy of toil echoes across a frontline, made
Much sweeter, by the love of human gratefulness.
Generosity incarnates, like a Robin Hood, flowering
And offering its beauty, to numerous souls.
The din of confusion recedes; only a few
Monkeys jump. Light is awakening Hearts,
Shedding their rays on the human condition,
Unmasking the disparity of struggle.
The alchemy of hope endures to herald promise, while
The voices of avarice and ego, continue to throw darts at rainbows.
Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 31st May, 2020.
Some things that drives ignorance
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