EDENBRAY in EXILE – 33 – the willow awl

‘Edenbray in Exile’

A Retrospective Anthology of 50 Poems, Articles and Essays

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The Willow Awl

the willow awl

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To take this moment and spread a shawl

Around and over our many hedged thoughts

Of where and when we ever set a compass

Or drew lines to our reasoned, grey target

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The object of every night’s star or dream

It is in this fondness for the subject

That fits so smoothly in the palm of your hand

A useful, treasured friend, a kind of hand to hold




#Authors Note: This piece should be given the sub-heading ~ A Celebration of Subtlety or An appreciation of fond things we love – possibly unaccountably! A potentially gentle and thoughtful piece, in contrast to the many more intense subjects I have tackled as a writer.

It gains entrance to my ’50 Edenbray in Exile’ Retrospective Poems List for precisely that reason. Into my 5th week now of LOCKDOWN during the COVID-19 Pandemic crisis and I think we all crave a little more genteel subtlety, aside from Government Information Press Conferences, tragic news bulletins, our restrictive living space, repetitive lifestyle, personal anxieties and natural family concerns. What better way to unwind than with a passage of calm prose, written around a treasured tool but in actuality a prompt for a much deeper philosophical, morally challenging and uncompromising discussion than you might think. Please enjoy from whatever standpoint you may arrive! – The Willow Awl ~                                                                                                                                           edenbraytoday

About edenbray

I am a writer ... a beat poet who began writing poetry way back in 1966 ... 'edenbray is born ugly, wet, covered in blood, mucous & bodily functions, the effluence of my short life' ... I recently published my 1st solo Anthology - the best of 60 years writing - previously I ran my own Art Supplies Store for 40 yrs before I became a full-time writer I am a Blogger who has posted 1,000 poems - available in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details + leave a 'like' or a comment for my encouragement, thank you so much for listening - I truly value your opinion on my work ~ in fact I literally survive on your creative input ~ edenbray
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