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Beyond the Senses

an indulgent sonnet

By Ward NorcuttPublished 12 months ago 1 min read
Beyond the Senses
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Within the hurricane eye of my mind

is the place where I build my poetry.

Indulge me, read my words and you will find

the stillness that shapes this reality.

It’s the quiet place underneath the sound

of everything I’m hearing, even now.

It cannot be seen; mortal eyes are bound

by laws that bind, that simply don’t allow

seeing the space in front of any thing.

My nose - no help at all. Try as I might

to snatch it from its place of rest and wring

meaning from it, I always lose that fight.

But when I stop and go inside the thought,

it’s clearer than my senses ever wrought.

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About the Creator

Ward Norcutt

Playwright and poet.

My goal as a writer is to write thoughtful pieces of prose, poetry and stage plays. Hopefully, the end results are entertaining and engaging, with layers of meaning that make sense to the whole or a theme therein.

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  • Sonia Heidi Unruh12 months ago

    Sonnet! Well done! You take us with you into that "quiet place underneath the sound," the wellspring of creativity. I truly love this poem.

  • Caroline Jane12 months ago

    to "go inside the thought" is a fantastic way to describe poetry. Well done!

  • Dana Crandell12 months ago

    Well-stated and very relatable! A great read!

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