in honour of PoemADay November I wanted to post yet once more in poem-form for the first of December: PoemADay +1 (also for One Shot Wednesday at http://oneshotpoetry.blogspot.com/
attend to the pictures in your mind,
ready the canvas while you wait on the surprise
secret delivery in a round wooden box
carved TO: your name
with just one other word
a steady polishing to expose the grain
looking deeper in a small hollow gourd
Looking deeper to see the stars inside
stars that sing in colour
songs that are echoes of a primal rhythm
wait for the chorus in your chest.
wait for the refrain
then no longer refrain!
Make the empty contents of this box
a different source than the vain
This message expires,
kept only as long as it inspires.
keeping time -
with the song of the heartful
to tell the story.
LyndiaP December 1, 2010 (PoemADay 31 of 30, an epilogue)