A true act of nonviolence

October 7, 2010

Ticking near, time does move slow

As eyes lax upon rising smoke below

The spinning shapes boldly move ever too close

As vine-like hands seduce dread to let go

       As light gives way, what shall waver

       Of this solid ego, this shattered proof

       Oh womb of darkness, grant me your favor

       Welcome, with wailing,  indestructible truth

Written and posted for Jingle’s, week 30, Thursday Poets Rally:


23 Responses to “A true act of nonviolence”

  1. ladynyo said

    I had to read this again…it’s rich with nuance and possibilities.

    What a powerful poem masquerading in simple words!

    Wonderful imagery, wonderful internal landscape made plain.

    Lady Nyo

  2. Jingle said


    love the rhythms and rhymes..
    gentle indeed, magical to me!

  3. Jingle said

    Ticking near, time does move slow

    As eyes lax upon rising smoke below…

    love the simplicity and abstract yet floating emotions your words evoke.
    cool poem!

  4. Took me a couple of reads to feel the flow of it, yet I enjoyed it!

  5. Angela Cohan said

    What a powerful poem–I enjoyed reading it.

  6. Welcome, with wailing… yes, this took a couple of readings, which is not a bad thing. It means there was so much detail in this short poem, rich language. I liked it.

    Amy Barlow Liberatore

  7. Olivia said

    Some very powerful words here- you just said it. A very intense reality and in as simple words as it could be.. Wonderful Dennis.. 😀

    Lovies xox

  8. indestructible truth: that sums up this lovely poem.

  9. dhitzunako said

    True, true…
    The truth may come slowly, but after that, hope it stays forever and never fades away.

    Happy rally. 🙂

  10. PinkLady said

    profound yet the words flowed smoothly… what a brilliant piece!

    Two Years Ago…

  11. fiveloaf said

    neat and makes me think!

  12. your words roll soft like liquid!


    Happy Rally!

  13. siubhan said

    some very nice imagery here. especially liked the “vine-like hands…” nice.

  14. I am working my way through your words
    So much meaning in so few words
    A true act of nonviolence
    thoughtful and graceful.

    Thank you for for visiting my blog. I hope you will pop in for a visit again. I plan to visit you often. Wonderful writing my friend!

  15. Olivia said

    Loads of Love My Dear Friend
    An Award for you..

    Lovies xox

  16. Crackin write. Really well penned. Or types. Or whatever. It was great! Love and Light, Sender

  17. tracyhsays said

    I have no clue, but to me it seems the act of nonviolence…is the final release of death. Well written, Warrior.

  18. Olivia said


    Happy weekend.. Loads of Love.. have Fun. Claim your awards.. Pass it on if you so wish to.. 😀 xoxox

  19. powerful.. both in imagery and wordplay.. lots of possibilities.. good one!

    my rally poem is here:

  20. […] Woih: https://woih.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/a-true-act-of-nonviolence/ […]

  21. Jingle said

    welcome linking in a poem to our potluck today, Thanks in advance!


    an award will be given upon participation this week.

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