A message carved in stone

maya writing.1

we are all human
angels and demons are rarely to be found
but when we glance around us we imagine them to be all around us.
If I look in your eyes
I may see perfection, where another may visualise evil
some of it depends on
the darkened shadows and bright highlights
thrown out by the light of the observer
and the reflecions therein
while the rest is caused by
your unique patterns of the moment
your pictures of the past
your visions of the future
and miriad complex tricks of imagery

we are all human
angels and demons are rarely to be found

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Posted for Calen’s Sandbox Challenge 26 “What message just for you is written in this ancient writing?”

©Jane Paterson Basil


23 thoughts on “A message carved in stone

        1. I think it’s got something to do with th way words feel in the mouth, and getting a comfortable rhythm. I was weaned on poetry – my mother loved reciting poems. Her eyes would go all misty as she spoke, and that gave me a good start, but until I started this blog, just over a year ago, I wrote mostly in prose. Poetry was a way for me to get rid of my anger, more than anything. If someone upset me I would write a scathing rhyme with perfect rhythm. I must see if I can find any of those old poems, and post them…

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