A Reading

Loamy text
Earth in ink, stark on white
Haloing a shadow of light
Words transfix me: spell bound by
Curved consonants
Waving vowels
Even the full stop is round.
I explore this fecund ground
Until I, too, am found
To be seed in this
Soil – I am
As/under.

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12 thoughts on “A Reading

  1. Marie Taylor says:

    The seed of I Am. Lovely.

  2. agjorgenson says:

    Many thanks Marie, for your kind comment!

  3. diannegray says:

    Beautiful – I love “Even the full stop is round”…

  4. agjorgenson says:

    Thanks! Canadians usually call full stops “periods” but it just didn’t seem right.

  5. dianerivers says:

    This feels so organic, fertile, hopeful. I keep reading it and finding different things to like each time. Thought-provoking and lovely.

  6. agjorgenson says:

    Thanks! The idea for it came to me during choir one day. I imagined the ink of note and letter to be soil, and it evolved from there.

  7. Lovely, lovely images, themselves fecund and leaving us as/under. Thank-you

  8. agjorgenson says:

    Glad you enjoyed it! See you soon.

  9. jannatwrites says:

    This was beautiful! I like the curved consonants and waving vowels.

  10. agjorgenson says:

    Thanks Janna. Glad you liked it. We are having a poetry evening at our school next Sunday evening after an Art and Vespers service, and i think I will read it there.

  11. shoreacres says:

    “Curved consonants, waving vowels…” A field of words, ready for harvest. Lovely.

    I smiled at “loamy text”. Here in Texas, there are many, many people who wouldn’t recognize loam if they walked straight through it. Caliche and hard clay aren’t such receptive soils!

  12. agjorgenson says:

    Thanks Linda. I appreciate your comments! No, I suppose Texas would have its own metaphors, but I can only imagine they are equally as rich, even if rather different.

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