Care not for obsolete ….. secrets
for all secrets are obsolete
   ….. and always have been …..

Keep not those double-edged ….. secrets
for all secrets are double-edged
   ….. and always have been …..

Allow not any guilt tinctured ….. secrets
for all secrets are guilt tinctured
   ….. and always have been …..

Begone those stygian daggers
      whose unsheathed codes
      pierce heart and sever soul
depart all birring Wraiths!

Treasure instead those
   exquisitely disguised horizons
      eternally carved as ….. pure
   whose precise definition would shatter
upon any clear reveal

Those ….. honourific paragons
   unqualled in character

Those ….. bountiful puzzles
   unsolved throughout eternity

Those ….. promises of integrity
   unrivalled as virtues

Those ….. radiant pleasures
   undiscovered within beauty

Enigmas to be engaged
   never fastened to …..
      perpetually fascinated by…..
         breathlessly enamoured with …..

whispered cyphers
   within fog and dew
transparent reflections
   midst prism and rainbow
frothy rhythms
   betwixt littoral and surf
momentary breaths
   ‘tween aurora and eventide

Sigh for her Solitude
Cypher his Silence

Coupled heartbeats withstand all …..
   ….. secrets …..

This is the final poem of a somewhat unplanned trilogy which includes previous posts entitled Silence and Solitude.

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22 thoughts on “Secrets

  1. […] This is the first poem of a somewhat unplanned trilogy which includes following posts entitled Solitude and Secrets. […]

  2. […] This is the second poem of a somewhat unplanned trilogy which includes following posts entitled Silence and Secrets. […]

  3. gimpet says:

    Some people are attracted to other’s who “leave something to the imagination” while others need to figure out “how the other person ticks”. In either case, I think it is important that both partners are on the same page, as ‘secrets’ can suffocate both relationships and the soul. I find it is better to disclose openly than to hide what may come out when least expected. Every person has a right to privacy, but an open relationship is almost impossible if the person is too ‘buttoned up’.

    • An age old conundrum. Secrets vs Disclosure. Sharing vs. Solitude. I do agree with the ‘same page’ idea, but sometimes, different … editions happen! 🙂 Quill can leave an impression on Papyrus….without using ink. Does Papyrus really need to know …how? Does Quill really need to know … why?

      • gimpet says:

        Is this a rhetorical question? While your question is cute and quirky, the quill and papyrus are not flesh and blood friends so I don’t think they care too much 🙂 Without knowing how a person “ticks”, suspicion over motives that lead to action can be a real blocker. I feel, and this is of course just my opinion, that open and honest communication are the only hope for friendships and relationships to maintain a straight course. People who are TOO closed off open up themselves to misunderstanding and confusion. That being said, there is a fine line between being open and TMI but that is very dependent on the relationship. I think couples should know each other intimately. There are those who would very much disagree; keep something back to keep the relationship interesting. The most important part is that the couples/friends are on the same page with disclosure. This is a very interesting and DEEP topic for a poem, I enjoyed it very much and I confess it made me ruminate a bit over the implications for me and my relationships.

        • I once had a Math teacher who responded to a similar question with, ‘EVERY question is rhetorical!”. Then at university, I took a 1st year Philosophy course, and the Instructor almost immediately stated, “EVERY question is rhetorical!”. I dropped the course, of course! 🙂 I never know the answers to these questions….. but sometimes have to default to Past Spock giving advice to his younger self in Star Trek…’Just do what FEELS right!” 🙂

          • gimpet says:

            MY questions ARENT rhetorical. Inquiring minds really do want to know and don’t just type for the look of it. Philosophy is rhetorical. And sometimes I think life is rhetorical as well.
            LOL, just doing what feels right can get you in a load of trouble if you aren’t well grounded in a little morality. I try and take feeling out of the equation as my FEELINGS get me in loads of trouble, since I struggle with mild yet aggravating bipolar symptoms. If I did what felt right my life would be very very different. Imagine Calvin all grown up…… 🙂

            • I get into trouble all the time! So far, I am juuusssttt a bit better getting OUT of trouble, then getting in to trouble! I might not get this quote exactly right, but, ‘I am not aware of any research that proves… Life is serious.’ or something like that. Calvin will never grow up – Hobbes won’t let him!

              • gimpet says:

                From the adroit way you dodge questions I bet you are really really good at squeezing yourself out of the holes you did yourself into. Kinda like a rodent. Oh no, I forgot, youre a DRAGON. They are pretty sneaky too.
                You are so PC that I cant imagine you getting into trouble. That is the problem with being a penpal. One only sees one side of a person, albeit a side many don’t see on the surface. I try and answer spontaneously so the real ME comes across, but that is still only words on a page.
                I wish I had a Hobbes.

                • PC? No…..MAC! 🙂 Everyone once HAD a Hobbes….the lucky ones get to see them their entire lives!

                  • gimpet says:

                    You and your MAC…..I had a….blankie! A pink one that went everywhere with me. No Hobbes, (she ‘sobbes’). But I did have a Monster under my bed for years and years. I would LEAP into bed from three feet away for fear of my toes getting nibbled! Now I have to leap around to make sure my cat hasn’t left me any poo bombs by my bed. Not nearly as exciting….. 🙂

                    • Well, actually, I do use a Toshiba laptop, as it is … convenient. My Mac laptop is 7 years old and is just old and slow, and cannot keep a charge. Both are from work, so can’t complain. I had purple polar bears at the end of the street to scare me! And Captain Hook.

                    • gimpet says:

                      Hmmmm…….purple polar bears and captain hook. What a combination! Why were the polar bears purple and at the end of the street? Were they sculptures or figments of your imagination? I can see Captain Hook, he is c-r-e-e-p-y.

                    • Not sure why…perhaps just the sound of ‘purple polar bears!” being yelled by a half-dozen future ‘Calvins’ … sounded fun! Just imaginary!

  4. UnPoet says:

    Your poetry style is even more beautiful than I remembered. This is exquisite in form and flow.

  5. maryamchahine says:

    Very beautiful:

    “Sigh for her Solitude
    Cypher his Silence

    Coupled heartbeats withstand all …..
    ….. secrets …..”

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