Monday, February 6, 2012

Pantoum Number One

Are you alive or already dead?
The dream states won’t tell you what’s true
All that you hear is all you want said
All you can see is the view

The dream states won’t tell you what’s true,
What is awake and what is asleep
All you can see is the view
At some point you must make the leap

What is awake and what is asleep
Nobody wants you to know
At some point you must make the leap
From the undertow into the flow

Nobody wants you to know
What you cry on the inside for
From the undertow into the flow
To the great imperceptible shore

What you cry on the inside for
Comes revealed in every detail
To the great imperceptible shore
Where the truth only rises to fail

Comes revealed in every detail
Your own uncontainable scale
Where the truth only rises to fail
Through your own imperceptible veil

Your own uncontainable scale
All that you hear is all you want said
Your own imperceptible veil
Are you alive or already dead?

1 comment:

Jack said...

Repetition is a nail and a spike.

And a nail and a spike.

Great--great--use of form.