“Disconnect the Vowels”

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“Disconnect the Vowels”

Disconnect the vowels, then.  Glory in what’s left.
Within a simple strophe leave
Judgment by the door. Wear no sleeve
No packaged thing to sign a sentiment or star the shibboleth bereft
Of common sense, urgent cause
For precious ointments long ago
Nonplussed and unfit for use. Justly, as it should, in isolated slow
Progress through generations, the hoary stories’ pause
As literary cusps on scrolls between cycles’ broader strokes
To stoke what it is we think we know, or what all know as lies.
The verdicts will, of course, disguise themselves as scripture in the eyes.
And do you think so handsome gilded spokes
Of wheels as cycles’ pillars, circumferences to cover centuries of tears
So fragile that words ascribed to Lear can touch the hearts and quell all fears?

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4 responses to ““Disconnect the Vowels”

  1. Could you please tell me more about this intriguing image and where you got it? 🙂

    • Having read several of your own postings, I have no hesitation to say that the source of my images is much the same as your own, a combination of knowledge of the language, on the one hand, and, on the other my own experience in life over seven decades. The results are always as surprising to me as they may be to anyone else who reads them. Aside from this, I happen to be a Bahá’í and no doubt being immersed in the Scriptures and Writings of the Faith has had its effects on anything I ever say or write.

  2. Ah… “As literary cusps on scrolls between cycles’ broader strokes
    To stoke what it is we think we know, or what all know as lies.
    The verdicts will, of course, disguise themselves as scripture in the eyes.And do you think so handsome gilded spokes”. Just beautiful.

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