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~ PHANTOMS PASSING ~

~ PHANTOMS PASSING ~

In winter's time
And summer's meter
There awaits
Only
One season

The procession of
Lives passing
The fall after fall
And the spring

(within me)
Everlasting....

The lines of design
With questions
Worth asking
And the proof
That it All
Was well worthwhile

Heartbeats combining
Into a river of wild rides
And oceans of tides
Bathed in glorious moonlight

Where young lovers
Confide!

(and dreams
Come alive)

Hours and years
Days and months
Before phantoms passing

(from my youth)
I remember it well
All the phantasmal
Harassing
The ethereal taunts
The sacred, spiritual laughing

(that which still haunts)
Before phantoms passing..

Ah, I remember
It too well, during
Lost lunches and spells

The spectral glimmerings
In the skies above Houston
The ideas that we had
Were quite loose then

(no matter the query)

It was all necessary
To experience the sublime
Art, of spectral romancing
Then, making it all
Fall, into line

(with the phantoms
Ever- passing)

Tony Taylor
* original co-edit by; Jeremy Hennessey & Tony Taylor

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Edward Williams

This is a true beauty” the lines of design with questions worth asking And the proof of it all that it was all well worth while”
i loved every bit of this one 🀘

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Tony Taylor

Thank you Captain EDDY!!
I appreciate your pointing out that line....I had to fumble around with it a few times......so happy to know that you liked it bro!!....Peace n Stuff!!........T xo 😑

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Curious Onlooker

This piece was food for though..but of course the rhythm of it and the follow through on each line was really great. I love the nostalgia being had here you can almost feel it. Well done my friend. (I noticed your message by the way, I just got a spark of inspiration and out came, "Beauty With The Spice") haha. This was a great collab. "The fall after fall" deep stuff man.Β 

"Heartbeats combining
Into a river of wild rides
And oceans of tides
Bathed in glorious moonlight"

Kudos my friend,
CO

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Tony Taylor

Yeah!!..I had fun with this!!.....I wrote it full.....and then Jeremy came to me with an idea to edit it down ......so we ran with it......this is a version of his edited version......He's a brilliant writer......I miss him and his crazy approach to things......looking forward to his return!!.......big smiles!!........T xo πŸ˜ŽβœˆπŸš—πŸ§

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Tony Taylor

Thanx DARKLY!!....stay groovy girlfriend.......LOVE & ROCKETS!!.......T xo 🐧✴❀✈

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Greg Etsell

what great poem as alwaysΒ 
a master I hope you will read
my know one called THE SCARECROW OF THE SEAΒ Β 

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Tony Taylor

Thanx so much GREG!!......I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment......I left a comment for you on your poem brother!!........PEACE n STUFF!!......T xo 🐧✴❀

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al Bikaadi

A gripping readΒ 
Loved it!Β 

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Tony Taylor

Thanx AL!!.....I appreciate it brother!!.........LOVE to you and yours.....T xo 🐧✴❀

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Cherie Leigh

This is really cool, T!Β  I vaguely remember this poem and the theme.Β  The editing with parenthesis for emphasis is definitely Jeremy's style...This combines a lot of your metaphysical ideas, adventures seeking God, and the quest to understand all spiritual things. ...I feel the phantom passing from this life into the unknown realm of all things marveled.....experiences leading to awe and wonder through life.Β  I am glad you reposted this and worked it a bit.Β  Great composition and play with words.Β  xo Love n HugsΒ  CΒ 

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