National Poetry Month – Post #9: “The Observer”

Greetings Bloginistas!

My ninth National Poetry Month post is an original poem I wrote about myself and my writing as a companion to the poem “The Maker” from National Poetry Month – Post #8…Enjoy!

The Observer

His eyes collect
each thing he sees, until
vision becomes hoard
and must be
organized or
it will overtake
in an endless, repeating,
avalanche/waterfall/mudslide.

He pours them out on paper
with pencil, pen, or keyboard;
sorted in
stanza-ed crates –
in boxes of meter –
on shelves of rhyme.
Some gets lost
or abandoned,
as often happens when
the collector
battles
the collection
and loses.

But with a second
(or third or fourth or fifth) look,
he finds many
treasures in the
bric-a-brac
laid out
in its messy order before him.

With the watchmaker’s tools
of revision and a
burnishing cloth
woven by
The Horae themselves,
he creates priceless things,
Steampunk wonders,
golden, shining
apparatuses of
thought and word –
amazing and precious
to all who behold.

© Jamy Sweet 2013-05-10

A few references via Wikipedia:

Horae
Steampunk

:^>

Jamy

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