Kurt Philip Behm

And Nothing At All (+7)

Like wine in storage,

The cellar of my perception ages

Buried deep in its recesses

The past and future abandoned

  —time no longer the vintner

 

Fermenting in the immediacy

Of the chosen instant

And distilling in the perfection

Of the perpetual present

  —the moment reopens

 

       Bringing with it everything

          —and nothing at all

 

(Garrett Hill Pennsylvania: January, 2014)

 

 

Their Gift

 

Speaking with one voice

  the silence unsettled

As the many inside me

  cry out to be heard

 

Laced within my words

  never fluent themselves

Woven in my acceptance

  —their gift to inspire

 

(Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania: January, 2014)

 

  Ending In Regret

 

Most of us wait

  for what few of us get

 

Then start the excuses

  —that end in regret

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2014)

 

   Inside Your Heart

 

With your every smile,

  my life grows longer

 

Both on this earth

  —and inside your heart

 

(To My Grandson Hunter: January, 2014)

 

The Felony Of Language

 

The felony of language

   is within the larceny

  of being neither right

    —nor wrong

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2014)

 

      Unspoken Dawn

 

The morning returns

  new verses unheard

  rising eternal

   —in the unspoken dawn

 

(Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania: January, 2014)

 

 

Salvation Dispersed

 

Buying into eternity

 one Poem at a time

 

My dreams are my currency

 a richness sublime

 

Buying into eternity

 words soar into verse

 

On the wings of an Angel

 —salvation dispersed

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: October, 2018)

 

 

To Laura Nyro

 

Escaping myself,

 I ran into the wilderness

 

Escaping myself,

 I ran back through the dawn

 

Escaping myself,

 my shadow had vanished

 

Until capturing myself

  —in the words of your song

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2014)

 

 

 

Comments1

  • Laura

    Kurt,

    Eight SUPER postings!

    You began with “wine”
    and ended with one of
    your “Lauras”!
    Two of my favorite subjects!

    “Bringing with it everything
    —and nothing at all”

    “Until capturing myself
    —in the words of your song”

    I very much enjoyed and appreciated reading your exceptional poetry!

    ~Laura~



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