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  Ink's Muse
by Odin Roark
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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A dedication to the modern element charting our existence we sometimes take for granted seemed appropriate this morning as I read through some works of ancient poets and philosophers. Their labor on papyrus, processed leather, ceramic and marble prevailed long before the convenience of modern inks came into being.


Ink's Muse

 

The denseness of knowledge and imagination
is matched only by the opacity of tool
atrophied at the bottom of its glass imprisonment
this allusive weapon of the quiet
finds awakening at quill-tip's point

Even as words serve but the surface
of her life's essence
fluid resonance of language
remains eternally ready for liberation

Ink's Muse

Time's liquescent hourglass




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Reviewed by Keith Rowley 8/29/2012
You just wrote a wrapper for my brain on this fair day. Thanks for this skillfully written distillation of wisdom.
Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 8/29/2012
I hear a deep appreciation for the actual instrument in this poem. The joy of pens and inks and papers fill these lines. "Weapon of the quiet" and the idea of liberation from glass imprisonment, which is also hourglassed, are such reverent language choices. 'opacity of tool' and "liquescent" made me think of 'painting with water,' and how real ink and pens and paper are beeing seen in human hands less and less, sort of vanishing liquescence. I bet you have a fountain pen somewhere in your keeping :) ~~ DIana

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