Strings of light

There ...
where the wind howls over dark water
I sail..
inquisition, is a heavy anchor
It docks my boat at eerie places
where the stars are held by strings of light
and ants run in their own dust
between shores
and deep waters, in far away ports, I age
chased by mobs, waving hot branding iron, I sank in me, to the core
Water never gave away it’s secret
and the far land was followed by yet another
endless routes on a perfect sphere
So I improvised
Ports, became backyard gardens
home a sailing boat,
anchored by a thought
Pursued by butterfly origamis
made of morning’s newspaper
I turned off the light
and yes, no one listens to the wind..
no one listens
no one
and my anchor was a thought forgotten with time.

About this poem

it's about life and freedom

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Submitted by walid on June 28, 2021

Modified on March 22, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 697
Words 134
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 24

Discuss the poem Strings of light with the community...

  • teril
    This was great. I love how your imagery takes us from faraway places into your own garden.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Brooxfullofjazz
    Very well executed. Gave me a vivid picture of your thoughts..
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Symmetry58
    Exactly my kind of poetry - intelligent, thoughtful and well articulated. You just made an instant fan of me. I'm a fiend for metaphor, so this is right up my alley.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    Here is a different light !
    Faith is a bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark !
    R. Tagore
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • S.Zaynab.Kamoonpury
    Impressive sublime poetry and i was admiring the wordings and imagery throughout. Kudos!

    Plz do read my poems but esp comment on my latest one.
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Soulwriter
    The extended metaphor is great.
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • Adventure22##
    Deep, heavy, intense reflection. Great metaphors!
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • Adventure22##
    Very deep and well written. I love the metaphors!
    LikeReply 12 years ago


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