Footsteps of the Mind [repost]

empty church

She pauses at a post,
Lost in a vast cavern;
Shapes form and melt
In the yellowing haze
Of ancient lanterns.
Familiar faces nod in passing,
Eyes downcast,
Hurrying to an assignation.
Will they meet again
In a hall of mirrors,
Or is this the final destination?
She gathers fragments
Of her scattered thoughts
As echoes come and ghost
‘Round the cracking halls…
Footsteps of the mind.

~*~

Written for Go Dog Go Café.

Poetry form: free verse.

Image source unknown.

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33 responses to “Footsteps of the Mind [repost]

  1. Great poem, Paula. “Footsteps of the mind” Excellent.

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  2. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Beautifully written Paula. “Footsteps of the Mind” is a perfect title.

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  3. As echoes come and ghost
    ‘Round the cracking halls…

    Wow. Liked that one a lot.

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  4. Oooo WOW, this is Brilliant–loved it!!

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  5. Wow, this is brilliant!

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  7. I love the sounds in this.

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  8. So meditative!

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  9. I predict that some famous fantasy author is going to discover you and request that you write poems to serve as preludes for each book.

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  10. Stunning piece, Paula!

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  11. I was gonna comment the other day, but we’d been discussing fishing for compliments, and I didn’t want to get it confused with that — but, damn this is good, and explains why I buy every single one of your poetry books.

    And this from a guy who normally gets hives when exposed to poetry….

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