Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Poem of the Week ( 14 September 2010) - witness in absentia

Selected by Eileen T O'Neill

This poem can be found at:

dream is a vagabond
~ an Aesthetic Bard  (Sasidharan)

witness in absentia

sea, the night; here, the silence in fright,
the roar, bear form, swathe deeps,
swap blue liquid ether, bare,
unseen seer unaware,where
light flicking chill-lathered sighs,
touch feet, leave,return,slither-reach,
serpentine sneaks,choke, edge
of gargantuan liquid’s infliction,
heave grimy licking marine leaches;
props waver,fear feral,
rob, peach parched lip’s salt,
raw gnawing erratic embrace
empty fanatical forsaken wind’s
minute nudges still, shell, yarn minds
cloak skies,lies underneath
apiece,missing the presence,then.

~ an Aesthetic Bard  (Sasidharan)

(This poem was selected by Eileen T O'Neill.  She is currently one of our contributors and poets found here at Poets United.  If you would like to learn more about Eileen or read some of her own poetry you can  visit her blog "Words and Thoughts".  Eileen is a poet and writer who has been a wonderful supporter of Poets United since its start.  We would like to thank her for all of her hard work.)


  1. "unseen, seer unaware"....fantastic line...great piece and congra't on poem of the week....blessings...bkm

  2. A poem packed with sensory imagery - one to haunt the sub-conscious for a long while... Beautiful work.

  3. So many wonderful images here! Congrats to the poet. Good choice, Eileen


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