Elan Vital

I put my thoughts
in tears and let them
fall to my heart

I can feel the power
of the world slowing
before its timed restart

I was given the pen
of angels and told to
transcribe their verse

I never knew the meaning
until I stepped beyond
the diagram I made of words

Read in the middle of
tran-sentence I found
the period of hollow

Where my split thought mind
was carved empty and my
soul began to bellow

I heard a song that was
knew and followed each
chord that rang aloud

Letting my prints reshape
the storied layers of my
long authored shroud

There, in this forward
I backspaced over all
I thought was be

Meet me here and
I will take you to
parts two and three

Elan Vital: life force – The creative force within an organism that is responsible for growth, change and necessary or desirable adaptations.

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8 thoughts on “Elan Vital”

  1. I never knew the meaning
    until I stepped beyond
    the diagram I made of words…nice, great stanza…and love your word play…backspaced over all i knew to be…you come out the blocks well, i really like the opening stanza too rose…

  2. this is very cool. So many really neat lines here, and the title is both fitting and a truly fun choice. Great reading as well. was given the pen
    of angels and told to
    transcribe their verse- love this stanza. Thanks

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