Door

door

Door 

What would you conceal?
Or open to. Could you unfurl

your fist to daylight
and shudder loss away — one key,

one digit, one death — presuming the universe
and all its hinges available for inspection

behind yet another unlatched presence.
And this spinning disk,

how shall we step off? Every moon
sheds its coat. Listening, I turn the knob.

mooncoat

63 thoughts on “Door

  1. The door seems like a shield and a gateway. If we open the door, what will we find? If we lower out shield, what wonders may be presented. I love this. Your ability to produce poetry like this is admirable and inspiring.

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  2. The door seems like a shield and a gateway. If we open the door, what will we find? If we lower our shield, what wonders may be presented? I love this. Your ability to produce poetry like this is admirable and inspiring.

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  3. I love the image of a fist unfurling — something solid and powerful which turns out to be subject to the wind. And if you ever determine how safely to step off (I suspect it’s the same trick as dismounting a tiger) let us know!

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  4. Hi Robert, I don’t remember if I ever thanked you for following my blog. I have been following yours for awhile, but have not kept up with it as much as I would like to. I try to with all my followers, and now that is getting harder to do.
    I have liked your material since I first started reading it. It is so well written and conveys so much. It is intense and simple at the same time. The subjects and imagery are amazing.Just wanted to let you know what thought.

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  5. Nicely done! This poem is open to interpretation. But I’ve decided that the door is a symbol for the narrator’s acceptance of the afterlife and the previous stanzas were about their mental mindset, shaking off all fear and insecurity. It has a surreal tone similar to a Dali or Magritte painting. 🙂

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