Incantation

Incantation

A Poem by Jeremy Baker


जय �-ुरुदेव ॐ



Jai guru deva, ohmmm ...

 

And so my tuneless chant rambles and drones

to a one-time iconoclast and idealist,

now just an imaginary image,

fading fast and falling out of sight.

 

Jai guru deva, ohmmm ...

 

Happenstance has substituted martyrs' sacrifices

long, long, long ago. Draconian mud brown dust

and deserted, desecrated graves

are anathema to youthful, wasted and futile idealism.

 

Jai guru deva, ohmmm ...

 

The three crosses on the far horizon, still out of reach,

still staring onto the vast infinity of indifference,

germane to nothing, neither greatness nor generality,

just a mindless, numbing humming in the wind.

 

Jai guru deva, ohmmm ...

© 2014 Jeremy Baker


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It's ironic..I'm working on a poem a bit similar.....but it has a darker feel. Despite my Christian beliefs...my demons are talking now. And these voices inspire the best writings for me. So I no longer suppress it...I let it become art. It's funny how faith and beliefs when inspired a certain way, or when penned just so...can be quite beautiful to read and see. I probably made no sense, so sorry. But this writing is on another level of understanding...there's just no words for this. I enjoyed this very much Jeremy. xo

Posted 7 Years Ago


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This is great! I also love the ending. Good luck :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Interesting write.

Posted 7 Years Ago


I like this. The references to Jesus and the three crosses are amazing. Goood job.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jai guru deva, ohmmm... "Glory to the shining remover of darkness...." Such a chant that rambles across the universe... And your words are like a soft song taking us all on that journey beyond the commonplace... Here's to those who can hear words on the wind still speaking...

Posted 7 Years Ago


very nice really

Posted 7 Years Ago


Very great work :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


This is a profound thought poured into one short piece. It weaves a story as well and makes you think. The last stanza makes your eyes open and you mind work.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Imagery is outstanding here,and I found it sort of cryptic which I love
Enjoyed it dude

Posted 7 Years Ago


VERY. VERY NICE! I LOVE your way of writing! Every poem is beautifully written and fantastically executed! Just wonderful-- just FLAWLESS!

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Jeremy Baker
Jeremy Baker

Busselton, South West, Australia



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I'm a former English & Literature teacher who has always enjoyed the magic, power and simple romance of words well written. My favourite writers include Pablo Neruda, Liam O'Flaherty, Anthony Eaton.. more..

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