Winged Denial (NaPoWriMo-2017, Day 6)

This post—for better or worse—serves the WordPress daily prompt, “Denial”, as well as the NaPoWriMo, “same thing, various perspectives” optional prompt…

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/denial/

http://www.napowrimo.net/day-six-5/

“…our (optional) prompt. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view. The most famous poem of this type is probably Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”. You don’t need to have thirteen ways of looking at something – just a few will do!”

~♦~

Denial—hologram species avian

Diamond-eyed, glittering pinions

Mother of Pearl—

Flies through drapery-sash’d window

Perches on bedpost, Midnight’s hour-indigo

Soothing sleep, or death prevents

By whatever portentous missions sent…

That restless soul in thoughts un-still

Wakes, mind rough-ragged

Wended by slim strength of will

To contend with new-blued dawn…

When again a flutter, Denial

Lights, barely seen—translucent

Silk—or not at all

Yet constrains the travel

Where danger waits—

A mercy unknown, unrevealed

Thus often cursed for missed bus, train

Encounter with evil ne’er-do-well…

~

Undetectable origin, but inference

Substantial—whether shushed, ignored

Denial now wings to table or tavern

Makes noisome gust

Amid spangle splendor’d

Carnal banquet beckons

Tastes, temptations

Heart-hungers, lust

All palates aroused, bored…

What no one to confessor tells

Yearnings which indigestions reward

Worse, murky voyages on various hells…

~

Presently, hovers subtle, soundless

Over innocence, ignorance

World’s lifeblood, dreams at stake

Lazer-bright beaded eyes

Seek good men and generous

With view beyond themselves to defend

Those whose spirit grasps, senses

In elusive wafted breeze

Denial’s beauty, holy-voiced pleas

To sacrifice from sufficient store

One-day poverty, two-days plenty

Folks who hear Word, deem divine ‘must’

Of humbled gratitude, cheerfully share

What they’ve got with another

Having learned crown-jeweled lesson

Ne’er begrudge whole loaf, or crust

Knowing far oftener than it asks, takes

Denial grants infinitely better, More

Then lifting in flight, next journey makes.

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