THE CLOCK DETONATES

I fear my nebular shadows might taint the stillness of white clouds

The parched troposphere is parching my humid breath, my humid body

Suspended in the air

A borehole is running out of fluid

I hear the music of pendulum galloping

tearing used papers, scratching empty walls

whispering I couldn’t write no more

My stagnant hands seek through the clamor for clarity

I sniff my hazes, I sniff my sobs

Is that what you really want?
They say to me

My glare screams and breaks the concrete silence

The clock detonates, spewing time spewing incarcerated words

spewing pieces of myself

Like a newborn’s howl as it enters life,

declaring the world that it is alive

Surging in the chasms of every pallid day, of every pallid life

For I am a newborn now, howling to the moon of its darkness & light


A quickie poem for such a high and dry day

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64 Replies to “THE CLOCK DETONATES”

    1. Hello Eli,

      I agree with elisgraci! The last line of your poem entitled “THE CLOCK DETONATES” is particularly effective:

      For I am a newborn now, howling to the moon of its darkness & light

      The line also resonates well with the first line in your “About” page: “A true-born gemini, has profound love and fascination for the moon”.

      Here’s my poetic response to your post:

      Glare screams, concrete breaks and clock detonates
      SoundEagle ponders, comments then resonates
      A newborn is howling to the moonlight
      Thus declaring my name as moon tonight

      For more resonance under the moonlight, and given your love of the moon, you are cordially invited to visit a special lunar-centric post awaiting your glowing countenance at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/if-my-name-were-moon-tonight/

      May you enjoy to your heart’s content!

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  1. This is a beautiful poem Eli. It tells me about your painful parts breaking out of cage and healing and you going beyond time and rebirth makes you a new baby again–like Moon’s rebirth as dark phase ends and bright starts. I didn’t know about Chinese new year beginning tomorrow. Thanks โค

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      1. I wanted to comment on your post on your blog when I last visited but comments were not open. I also wish you and Eli all the very best in this new year. May you get bliss, peace and happiness and all around progress ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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      2. You might need to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my website, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

        Please enjoy to your heart’s content! ๐Ÿ™‚

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