fragment 1/15/2014

I am no god, but pay a divine price
for what I learn.

I did not trade an eye
for wisdom;

Just this heart
bargained for a moment.

Listen.

Absence speaks loudest
in a quiet place
where pulse rioted hope
in a directed torrent.

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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27 Responses to fragment 1/15/2014

  1. bwcarey says:

    silence speaks volumes, when words are caste about so cheaply, great little poem of wisdom, bless you

  2. Trent Lewin says:

    This sounds to me like you had big things on your mind, and had to attend to them. That’s fair. But I’m glad you’re back, poet lady.

  3. beautiful! Pulse rioted hope is powerful.

  4. welcome back – afraid I can’t join in – doctors prohibit all rioting by my pulse

  5. Alice Keys says:

    “Just this heart” is an honest trade for wisdom. Nothing else would work. VERY nice to hear a poem from you. I’ve been wondering how/where you are. Whenever I start a new jar to ferment, I think of you. 😉
    Stay warm and well.
    Alice

  6. A heart traded
    for a moment
    listened. Wisdom
    of words pay
    such a price.

    Missin’ your words, woman. Dressing on your plate or no.

  7. Leo says:

    Great to read something from you! I miss your way with words; always gives me something to look foreward to. Leo

  8. Happy New Year Susan. Glad you are back!

  9. nelle says:

    Absence speaks loudest… Tell it! 🙂

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