Unblank Papyrus

I am, ofttimes, distracted from
(as the time ‘tween that ‘n this attests)
my unblanking of papyrus
by one and/or another of
these human unwrit beings,
being fascinating to my bodymind
and my mindbody.

What can I, with symbols spaced,
do but allude and silhouettise?
I can show you the shadow
of the Earth upon the Moon
and hope, from that, that you’ll
see splendour – white, blue, green…

Even when literal,
what is’t but indirect?
Even a shadow on the moon
is better drawn…

is better sung
is better danced
is better played.

My name is William Altoft. I’m a writer in and from (and consistently on) Bristol, in the UK.

WordPress:
Instagram:

instagram.com/williamaltoft/

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog and Instagram account to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com

One thought on “Unblank Papyrus

  1. It’s always refreshing to see people play with language. It’s insightful by showing the wide range of ideas at our disposal but also ushers in an appreciation for the range we mostly limit ourselves to.
    Great poem William!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.