Mistakes Have Occurred (fragment, in progress)



Yes, a mistake of ideal proportions
not one small stumble into an unintended land
may we need to come back and do this again
when unworried by misadventures of attraction
that welcome such wondrous blundertakes

Reminds me of others where the mind comes together
only late to some form of clarity of the unwound
where the mind and what has happened unto now
find each other in some new comprehend
with thoughts not unfamiliar to those who understand

And yet I see these shadows in my night, why so
is beyond my questions to be answered in light
I roam the shadows cast by the sleeping oaks I kiss
that I kiss only that I stay hidden from anything kind
and let me heal my weary being by the rest
this rest borrowed, lent, it appears unending

Knowing, this cannot be, the one found and the one who found me
what becomes of desire when desire hungers to be free
this desire seeks me, has my name on its blade
stay away, stay away, I say, as the sharp edge grins

May I not be slain by love, and may my wish be denied
mistakes may I not unmake, but fate, please be kind

About this poem

This is a work in progress. A fiction piece that is set in the middle ages (around 1250-1475).

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Submitted by MichaelEugeneCantrall on June 22, 2021

Modified by MichaelEugeneCantrall on June 22, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXXA XXXXB XXXCXX DDXX XC
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,042
Words 204
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 6, 4, 2

Eugene Michaels

A native of Northern California, the poet Michael Eugene Cantrall is a graduate of Stanford University (M.A. & B.A. in philosophy) and Shasta Community College (A.A. in Journalism). Michael pens poems while watching the deer, coyotes, raccoons, squirrels, black bear, and the occasional mountain lion scamper around the Sierra foothills. more…

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