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The Metaphor by Stephen Kingsnorth

Stephen Kingsnorth | Feb 19th, 2021 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

It’s sharing of the burden
across the parallels,
not simile suggested
but likeness as our choice.
It’s symbolism inbred
if you but recognise,
invested with its values
but clothed in partner art.
The matter in another,
more echo, shadowland,
our stuff that’s one with global,
same earthly parentage.
It means you see more clearly,
if first dare to relate,
it open up the facets,
one character in more.
The join may be with nature,
an endless source of light,
or maybe of invention,
endeavour brought to life.
If poorly used, the linkup
may hang, a heavy chain,
but otherwise a necklace,
a jewel to train the eye.

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