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 The Human Experience (A Four Progression Poem)

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PostSubject: The Human Experience (A Four Progression Poem)   Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:01 pm

The Human Experience in Four Progressions
© Biz Gainey, 2014
 
First Progression: Amidst Dreams Where We Leap
Borne forth in cold clay
Hardened whet for the One 
in whose hands
                I am naked,
                I am named,
                I am known.
I am called by name,
                to name the great throng!
 
A host
A herd
A swarm.
New life rumbles, longing along.
Crafted, they find
A place to call home.
 
Conscious desire,
Awash in this great throng,
     I feel
     I sense
     I know
     I am lone.
The soul weeps a soft,
Subterranean song.
More than mere
                Host
                Herd
                Swarm
How my heart does mourn
Dream a sultry bemoan.
 
Spied by another whose eyes hold me deep.
Abruptly awakened from abyssal sleep.
Where there was once one;
                now one are two,
 
Swathed tight, enfleshed;
Reborn in love lace.
Wreathed we are;
A most human embrace
Rooted in wonder,
Laughter now launched!
Stilled in great awe,
Sheer silence unsought!
Birthed here in rich clay,
Embed deep in our soul;
                To tend,
                To work,
 Art to craft in this space.
 
Primal grace moves the clay
Where feet from dust form.
Borne forth as we crawl,
Amidst dreams where 
                we long, 
                we love, 
                we leap
With great awe.
© Biz Gainey, 2014
 
Second Progression: Life Beyond Whole
Unripe fruit aloft in a sultry wind song, Slinks;
Disturbs delight, masking death;
Seducing to distortion;
Life Beyond Whole.
 
I Am
                Desire
                                Reach
                                                Grasp
                                                                Take.
                                                                Life.
                                                Beyond
                                Whole
                Now
Am I.
 
Flattened
                is the leap which sprung once robust.
Clinging
                is the grasp which once gently held
Accusing
                drapes fingers once awash in love's caress, Pointing 
backforth and back again. 
 
Seeking to undo, unwed.
Loosed. is once tethered trust in fear’s soft deathbed. 
Fault en grafts bodies once sanctified.  
 
Aimless eyes wander; they wonder ‘Beyond sight, what remains?’
Not one is now known, where one is now unknown.
The fading path has darkened in sight’s last breathless gasp.
 
Not far fallen from the tree are we who’ve been loved
                and loved
                deeply known Love.
Desire’s distortion now borne by we of distorted desire;
Darkness has swamped;
Dim is the light of
Life Beyond Whole.
© Biz Gainey, 2014

 
Third Progression: His Love Drenched Waltz (A Sonnet)
No longer dance we naked
In hallowed loved soaked hall.
Dreams once dreamt now hated,
Cries our laughter, one and all.
 
Flailing wildly swamped about,
Fear gripped knuckles smudge life’s veil.
Scarred hands grip true, wild hearts bleed out,
Hollowed death singsongs his nail.
 
Yes! Incarnate tombsong truth burst forth,
Caroled the birth of dawn’s new day.
Humble love robed arights all wrong;
Invited! we dance his love drenched waltz,
                He pardons life’s long decay.
 
Alive beats fresh love! Heart assault;
Loosens the grip of listless life.
Invited! we dance His love drenched waltz;
Hallowed life singsongs eternal hope,
                Sired deep in darkest strife.
 
How the death and pain of listless life
His love drenched waltz assaults.
 
How the death and pain of listless life
His love drenched waltz assaults.
© Biz Gainey, 2014
 
Heaven: Desire’s Ascendency (Final Progression)
(Refrain Poetry)
 
Desire ascends toward ageless wonder
Longing she flees world astray, bound by time
Old yearning’s damp dross melt ‘Neath the
Breadth of Dawn’s crystalline shine
Smiles dance on faces I know I’ve known
When all were painted, by grey gloss of night
Reminders of space once less well indwelled
Time less well spent oft lost in fright.
Desire ascends! on high sits enthroned
Fulfilled in his presence is creation’s deep groan!
 
Desire ascends sacred hall where I’m welcomed
Delight in this space where once lost I am found
Life’s ancient book bleeds true my borne name
Now I know fully as I’ve fully been known
Birthed anew, truth once shackled and fettered - leaps
Joyfully as one loosed, now unbound
Beauty restored on all seated at table
Invited by he whom we all adore
A silent hush falls on all we who gather as
Light’s sudden dance indulge the crisp air
Seated he feasts on all we before him
Consumed by deep love, filleted naked and bare
Desire ascends! on high sits enthroned
Fulfilled in his presence is creation’s deep groan!
 
Desire ascends -now knowing no fright
Sheds tattered-worn cloth; once lost in dark night
Awakened the dawn’s new-day temple
Where we behold life yet to come
Shiver and quake as faint flesh trembles
While deep delight brace taut every eye
And the eyes - they betray - as heart
Beats swift retreat, entranced is their gaze
Upon the one grand - enthroned
One crowned a King, worshipped. by
Nation-vast peoples; many tongues echo their cry
A loft in the realm of the northernmost sky
Desire ascends! on high sits enthroned
Fulfilled in his presence is creation’s deep groan!
 
Desire ascends as I’m now prepared
To soulfully stride as dawn’s new bride
Down ancient gemstone soaked aisle
The sacred song sings sweet, softly on high
Trumping dear tune: “My bride – in union now let us be wed”
My heart beats free in vibrant waltz I am quickened
Drink from deep well waters, drenched with Him I am wet
O, how the sights and sounds now rumble
From deep within do they grip my soul
Desire embraced she ignites cardinal longing
Joy gorged faint whispered memory of old
Primal love gently holds creation’s soul-full groan-caked sigh
I bow to one as king terribly calm upon throne
Anchored aloft in the grand Northern great sky
Desire ascends! on high sits enthroned
Fulfilled in his presence is creation’s deep groan!

©Biz Gainey 2014
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