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  A Glimpse Of The Soul
by J. Allen Wilson
Friday, April 15, 2005
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A Glimpse Of The Soul



Let me ask of you a question,

concerning matters of the heart,

When you look upon the still waters

 of an invisible but raging sea,

Do you ever imagine, or hear their cries,

though they are eons and dimensions apart?

What of when you look upon the Blue Mountains

 or taste of the crumbling sky,

Do you feel their presence,

or is that feeling just an echo of your own hearts sigh?

Do you even know that they once held forth

 their broken reflections for all of mankind to see?

Yet now they are but shallow vessels, too mournful to speak.

So tell me now with a sincere and open mind,

Do you believe that what was once before, still is and somehow ever present?

Can it be that all that remains of reality is trapped in that other time?

And what of these words as spoken

through the secret whisper of this most humble peasant.

Are they read with a guarded tongue…or passed off as mere token?

So tell me now, and speak in truth,

 are their days that once were… the same as mine?

Are they all tarnished and forgotten

through these empty portals of an eclipsing time.

If it is so…then pray tell how would this liberal heart of mine know,

 Unless you allowed unto me to taste of your own hearts lament,

And hereunto acquiesced to me a glimpse into your very soul.


J. Allen Wilson © 2005


Eyes that fail to see, lips, which refuse to speak,

Failings of broken hearts…lives, which know not peace.

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Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
Very Methodical and Excellent questions. a few I can say yes too others you leave me to think about.
Thank you so much for this Excellent mind and heart wondering poem.
excellent Allen!
Thank you so much
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
I don't know... but you sure do make me think a lot about things. :) I think you glimpse the soul more than most and I'm grateful every time I read one of your poems to be privileged to share in the wisdom and grace with which you approach life and all that is. Dawn
Reviewed by jude forese
a most profound query into a heart's ability to beat in the emotion of another's pulse ...
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Outstand write, my friend
You have great preception of the world around you.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
Love the mood in this write, J. Allen. Our perpetual dance with "eclipsing time"; fascinating doleful write. We humans are ever haunted by unanswerable question like this one... Well done, indeed.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Souls like hearts are truly somehing so rarely truly understood that they are often misread. This is a great poem my friend. Well done.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead
i like this
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Allen, you ask some very compelling questions, that would be very difficult to answer!;-)Excellent thought provoking poem, to ponder!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Wish I could see that soul, I sometimes wonder if mine even exists, but I certainly do know you have one, friend Al...(hey, if you got warmth, will you send it north just a bit, it is damn brisk here tonight) Ed & Rufuz
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