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The Sear of Wounds


By Mark Whelan

The Sear of Wounds

The Sear of Wounds Details:

Published: October 2012
ISBN:       978-0-9572073-5-6

Sample piece from The Sear of Wounds

Psalm 1

I have learnt to bless the light of
motionless stars which no longer exist
the indifferent night
seeping into the being of things

I have learnt to bless
the conclusions of speech
the babble of unnecessary talk
with its seeming faith in dominions

I have learnt to bless
other's waters bridges which
have yet to be built between
eternity and darkness

I have learnt to bless the rock
beginning with a poor profile
the storms of light which approach
and fade with the ease of sea-tides

I have learnt to bless
all you and I are not
even as I retain my sense of joy
for the earth and all it offers

I have learnt to bless
the coming and going of things and beings
even as I speak softly of budding fruits
there will be no weapons made of parting

Nothing which will write nor erase
our names on the prolific warrant
of the need of ruins
I have learnt to bless such as this passing

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