What is Poetic Language?
The Lantern said: "Tell me about poetic language
The Seeress smiled sweetly,
Picked up an autumnal leaf,
Blew upon her breath and watched
This painted calligraphy of colours,
Fly upon the wings of the Cosmos.
“Hush! she whispered softly,
For Silence is the beauty of the Light.
Let go of thinking, cast no shadow
Over the brilliance within.
Close the door of eloquence;
Bring forth the Heart’s radiance.
But if you must describe ‘poetic language’,
Awaken the Spirit’s fire, then
Watch the beauty of Love
Working its miracle in the soul.
I saw a bottle whirl, when it was broken open,
Scribbling a manuscript with glass.
I saw a soul take wings,
Merging with the energy of the sun.
My dog speaks to me in a barking tongue,
Telling of the howling tornadoes of the night;
I dream of man, lying in the Heart of Life.
Carve your words,
In a way that makes sense to you,
But let others dream their own story.
Bring forth the kernels of thy roots,
Perching, like a bird, upon the branch of music,
Dancing with cadence, on the tree of life.
Why restrict thyself? Come! Reach out to
The golden forest of infinitude. Be Free!
Why are you so enchanted here?
There is a diamond valley in another land.
Why try to describe the flower,
When the fragrance of its beauty lies within?
Dive deep, o Lover, for this great Pearl of Light,
Shining in the opulence of the Heart.
My words are articulately crazy, yet
I laugh and sing in the soul of man.”
Lantern Carrier, 4th November, 2017.
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