Erato’s Love Notes Part 9

I evoke you
…Out of the babel
Of Babylon, in the cadence
Of our hearts’ embrace — like
Love inciting poetry
& verse inviting passions
Of the soul to be its
Epitaph, as the voices
Inside my head splinter
Then rejoin & rejoice in a chorus
Of the syllables
Of your name swinging
Off & on the branches
Of the echo tree
For eternity to adhere
& infinity to see…
Even through the confines
Of night, “striding
Across nothingness.”

*Quote from Zora Neale Hurston

©2017

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Mixed (…but not mixed-up)

In spite
Of being light-bright
(& almost white, but
Not quite)
I choose
Neither to assimilate
Or to hate nor to separate
The human race
…but instead, realize
All of us comprise
The face of its fate…
& trust in the vernacular of my soulness.

©2017 MDSHall

“Two Views of a City”

I’m proud to announce that my poem “Two Views of a City” is being featured in Ink Sac of Cephalopress 😜

https://www.cephalopress.com/two-views-of-a-city/

The Grand Collage: “Post-a-Note Quotes”

Midnight Silence

As night lures me

Into her web of delicate
Sights & sounds
The moon plays the ocean
Like a violin
In memories
That bear resemblance
To an old film
With certain moments
Of reticence.
& yet, even
In visible silence
Her countenance
Enchants
Me, as

Her eyes unveil mine.

©2018 MDSHall

The Grand Collage: “Excelsior!”

America

America, what so proudly we hail

“Get back up,” God said,
You have a long way to go.
Be your own compass.”

Why
Couldn’t you see
Through the disguise
Of his diatribes
Full of false hope & lies?
There’s no way
To legitimize the hypocrisy
Of this utter idiocracy. But,
This too shall
Pass.

©2016 MDSHall

Judgment Day

In the place of my return
All the half-lights that glimmered
Even in the shadows of death
Shall shine through my soul made whole
By sweet serendipity
Witness to the caravan
When the saints come marchin’ in.

©2014 MDSHall