Troubadour.

Troubadour.

A Poem by Joshua Lean

To be read on the wide balconies of ‘if only’.

According to formative epistemology,
I was born without
Knowledge of your shape.
I did not learn to walk
Because I could feel
The electric nodes of
Your spine beckon.

The Corpuscular Theory of Light
Should explain how your face
Travels in silver wavelengths at speeds that do not exist.
How the photons that emit and absorb fill my skull with deafening white.

I would breathe you like a Norwegian folktale just so
You would see in realtime
How my lungs rupture to contain the air of you.

The Nubian monuments should tell us how your eyes shed tears of Large Magellanic Clouds and leave supernova remnants in the places where your skin folds.

In between Ever and Never
Is a Nile,
Where only merchants who fastened
The sound of your name to their throats could pass.
As their teeth grounded their tongues into a  mesh of discordant hymns.

In between Ptolemaic pieces of pharaonic phaetons is a stale song
That phoenixes in time to be the gusts of wind that dance through your hair.

In between me and you is a forever
Of silence,but I remain the singer of your praises.
The soul that bleeds ink and incandescent droplets of Babylon.

Faithful,always.

-JSL.

© 2013 Joshua Lean


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This piece is incredible..
I love the emotions and the phrases in it ...
You have done a wonderful job in creating these images...

"The Corpuscular Theory of Light
Should explain how your face
Travels in silver wavelengths at speeds that do not exist.
How the photons that emit and absorb fill my skull with deafening white."
Amazing ...
Keep on writing

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Holy cats, dude! This is absolutely phenomenal.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this ingenious poem, very well done

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Beautiful! I think you've got a lovely poem here :)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is excellent.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This piece is incredible..
I love the emotions and the phrases in it ...
You have done a wonderful job in creating these images...

"The Corpuscular Theory of Light
Should explain how your face
Travels in silver wavelengths at speeds that do not exist.
How the photons that emit and absorb fill my skull with deafening white."
Amazing ...
Keep on writing

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful. (: Amazing write. ^_^

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Great use of Words and symbolism

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~ i love this piece... absolutely love it... but philosophically speaking, i wouldn't be able to accept silence as the final word... it is too excruciating...

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful imaginary you managed to pen here...well done

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Some how, this remnds me of the hobbit. However, its really good =)

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