Cornucopia

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Cornucopia

Postby Saturn » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:31 pm

Cornucopia

The horn of plenty has poured
its bounty, abundantly washed
its goodness over me now.
After a lifetime of fallow, hard
dirt scratched subsistence
life has suddenly born fruit,
and where once was desert
is now a mysterious oasis,
a foothold of hope, small
tent peg precariously hung
in the sheer face of mount
Purgatory that I've scaled
for many years, a penitent
without a prayer has now
been saved, or reprieved.

A last minute pardon
has been granted to me
in the middle part of life.
Once crawling, I stand.
Once blind, I now see.
Once dumb, I cry loud.
Once empty, I'm full.

I feel the cornucopia
spilling its wealth,
it comes in waves
and cleanses the
wounds I thought
would never heal.
__________
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Postby dks » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:13 pm

Nice...beautiful opening metaphor, Stephen--I love these lines:

After a lifetime of fallow, hard
dirt scratched subsistence
life has suddenly born fruit,
and where once was desert
is now a mysterious oasis,
a foothold of hope, small
tent peg precariously hung
in the sheer face of mount
Purgatory that I've scaled
for many years, a penitent
without a prayer has now
been saved, or reprieved.


Vivid, stark, yet rolls off the tongue so nicely...Another great one...
"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the Truth of Imagination."
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Postby Saturn » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:38 pm

:oops: Well it's true, you know that :wink:
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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