Poetry: # 46

# 46
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
from A Coney Island of the Mind

And every poem and every picture
              a sen­sa­tion in the eye and heart
Some­thing that jolts you awake
            from the rapt sleep of living
    in a flash of pure epiphany
              where all stands still
                      in a dia­mond light
                     for what it tru­ly is
                                        in all its mystery
So a bird is an animal
                flown into a tree
                               inscrutable melodies
As a lover stands transparent
         Screened against the sun
                Smil­ing dark­ly in the blind­ing light

Cur­rent Mood: 🙂thank­ful
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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