The Dead Shall Rise

Words,
words coffined,interred ,
entombed in myriad volumes ,
stacked and shelved ,
row upon row upon row ,
in vaulted library mausoleums ;
The unread tomes ,
published so very long ago ,
read at the time
appreciated and loved and
then were read no more ;
Forgotten,placed aside
as yesterday’s style ,
their grammar,their syntax ,
was wearied by age
made tawdry by changing fashion;
Referenced only in scholarly footnotes ,
made objects of aesthetes’collections ,
words long since confined to
a purgatory of obscurity ;
Dormant in their slumbers
waiting and waiting and waiting ,
for someone ,a reader
to rediscover their burial plot,
their buried plots ,
their stories as once told ;
Re-opening their covered tombs
disintering their shrouded narratives ,
and alone by the act of reading
the dead words arise
and meaning is re-born.

5 thoughts on “The Dead Shall Rise

  1. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    Message flagged Saturday, 25 February 2012, 13:15Iulia Gherghei commented on your post in Avant-Garde- WRITERS’ HAVEN. Iulia Gherghei 1:15pm Feb 25

    so true!!! that is why i don’t make any effort to see my poetry on paper, i don’t want to wittness its death, I am aware of its feeble value, don’t you worry!

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  2. Louis Kasatkin Post author

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    Really like the idea behind this poem and its delivery held my attention to the end.
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  3. Louis Kasatkin Post author

    You have been awarded The Editor’s Choice

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    You have been awarded The Editor’s Choice award

    Well done!

    Carl, The Editor of The Writers’ Circle, has awarded you The Editor’s Choice award.
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    Is there nothing you cannot write about and make positively vital that we should read it? Your word choices propelled this for me… you have a great usable vocabulary.

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  5. Sridhar

    A Prayer:
    It’s so nice a reading in the early morning hours
    May I find the dead words arise found as humorous.

    Sarve Bhadraani Pasyanthu
    Ma Kaschith Dukha Bhaagbhaveth

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