The UNDERWOOD (Page 5)


The UNDERWOOD  Page 5     (A poem within a poem)


Message in a bottle


A poem within a poem, is written.

Which in ‘Underwood’, is strictly most forbidden

And yet,… One washes up upon the shore

Opening  up ethereal worlds, though yet another door

Within this glass bottle, flung in the sea afar

lay more arcane mysteries, this door in now ajar  


~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~    ~


We watched the shaman’s movements, as he danced upon the shore

He seemed to all familiar, like we’d met this man before

The winds began to howl, like a banshee deep in pain

As the salty misty spray, soaked his jet black mane

We sensed uneasy anger, deep from the oceans floor

That streaked for the horizon, thru parting clouds we saw, the portal of a door

Then leaping upwards from the waves, in a brilliant silver flash

We witnessed ten thousand souls, bursting though the surface, begin to quickly dash.

Leaving far behind them, the sadness, madness, of this their old, old world

Escaping this, their abyss, that into they’d been hurled

The dark clouds that had gathered, begin swiftly to depart

As an intense golden warming glow, we all feel begin to start

Flooding in an arc, a rainbow coloured hue, horizon to horizon mantling the sea

Wind and waves abating, the shaman all then watch, turning ever slowly

                                                                                        a changeling, that is me!


The ocean seeped away as it began to part, slowly it revealed beneath the now emerald green and verdant grass. We recommenced our journey, leaving the lush clearing behind us, walking the path back into the wood.


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Sun 3rd Feb 2019 00:43

Hi Phil
Thank you for dropping in and taking the time to read.



Fri 25th Jan 2019 16:18

I can see you Mae hiding behind that flower...

Thank you



Fri 25th Jan 2019 15:11

…"Few verses i need to re read n understand...the undercurrent is mostly stronger in ur poems"

Do. I thank you for reading... More so for understanding that it sometimes needs further reading to fully understand and comprehend the hidden message written in plain sight.

Your understanding of the unfolding of the Lotus is a good example.


<Deleted User> (16837)

Fri 25th Jan 2019 14:10

The message within a message....a journey into the past n present...beautifully blended..
Few verses i need to re read n understand...the undercurrent is mostly stronger in ur poems.

Looking forward to the next already.....keep writing for many are waiting to read ur words...including me👍


Fri 25th Jan 2019 12:53

Thanks Big Guy.

Your support is always strong.

Jon and Lisa, the pages await in joyous anticipation of souls clicking the flower, so thanks too for your power.

The power to inspire a poet to accomplish more...
After all, that is my 'soul' reason that I post here for.

To read other poets work, and make helpful inspiring comments
to urge them to do more.

The more we give... The more we receive


Big Sal

Fri 25th Jan 2019 11:17

Another great piece, Po.👊🏽💯

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