poetry

selfsmith

We are molten-made.

A
Tap
To tip
Our point—

              A
            Blow
          To
        Blend
      Our
    Grade—

    We all are water-hardened
And, by many ingots, fire-weighed.

Hot-anviled is our growth,
    And for half of it we’d beg be pardoned:

From the forge into chalice
      Or oft-wicked, woeful blade;

      For brandy or betraying battle,
We are molten-made—

  In time, perhaps, for both,
If not one for the other—

Too soon before
    The embers
        That
      Would
       Make
         Us
            More
                Have
              Greyed.


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4 comments on “selfsmith

  1. Very clever – the visual and the words 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you, Sarah! A sudden poem from an almost thrown-away scrap. Perhaps I should clean/reorganize my desk more often…I find that I’ve gotten fairly good at hiding my own Easter eggs…

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