Completely is night-cover torn — and out pours streamed lucidity.

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Completely is night-cover torn —
and out pours streamed lucidity
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original poetry and photos by @d-pend
— photos taken with iPhone 8+ —
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Completely is night-cover torn —
and out pours streamed lucidity
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Before a word is uttered,
Beauty must be born, unshuttered
Vast the window, high celestial
Concealing ocean overfull
Of dripping, radiant light.

And now outpours the bane of night:
Empurpled firmament turns bright
And flee the frightful, sultry ghasts
Who, satiated by repasts
Of tender-dreaming thoughts of men
Leave dark streaks on the morning's edge;
They disappear — and wait for when
Again the world turns grey, and sedge
Is covered by the chill of frost
And all is slumb'ring, save the lost
And wretched wanderers.

But few now are awake, meanderers
All through a half-real dream.
Joy and terror, intersecting smooth:
Their monochrome and colors clash.
Right where worlds collide, they seem
To build a blur to soothe—
Mind all mangled by mishmash
Of circumlocuters.

The circle to which hope defers,
Invisible, yet whirling on,
A slow-advanced kaleidoscope
That swirls the gradient of dawn:
In gentle quiet, Calliope
Arise and speak, dictate and keep
My heart within the foundry
Which makes molten metal ink;
Fiercly, now meek — make shallow deep
And shatter bright the bound'ry,
Restraining me — with rigid link —
O, cold mortality.

Yet warm still is reality;
Still, the hot and aching pulse
Of living, feeling, gliding love
Abides, and beats, and waits, and mulls
On mysteries below, above,
To all that stirs, bestowing grace.
And so, with an upturnèd face
I watch the morning's beauty borne
On wings of liquid majesty:
Unclaspèd is the curtain's catch,
Completely is night-cover torn
And out pours streamed lucidity.

Before a word is uttered,
Beauty must be born, unshuttered
Vast the window, high celestial
Concealing ocean overfull
Of dripping, radiant light.


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Original writing and photos by Daniel Pendergraft
created to be published on HIVE on May 6, 2020


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