Sunday, October 18, 2009

To Be Re-enchanted Is Uneasy (Poem)

To be Re-enchanted Is Uneasy

To be re-enchanted is uneasy
With an unquiet mind
Holding on to daily reminders
Of what you're about to lose that
You imagine you've lost already

Moment and moment and moment
Clocking away unaccounted for
As you, sitting as on watch,
Join sentinels all praise-worn and
Too quick to gather for the left-behind
Before the gone are gone

I would just as soon die as miss
Morning coming up, the swelling round of
Cloud before lightbursts, the press of
Stars to complete a night's worth of sky
For clearing dreams

To be re-enchanted is to listen
Closely enough to
See near enough to
Wait just long enough
For what really matters

For love

Arriving with words let loose of rage,
Gentling breaths, fingertips that know
To touch away the scrum in eyes
Turned dimmer by the hour

To be re-enchanted
Is to dance when no one else
Can hear the music
Where you are today
Where I come to sing

Copyright 2009 Maureen E. Doallas. All Rights Reserved.

1 comment:

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Maureen - one of my favorites of yours! Wow!