Words, his companion (Salaska his inspiration)

He sat motionless, as questions made an indent on his brain.

The strain was telling

Every word laid down misspelled.

 

There was motion.

Nil frustration.

 

A strange calmness enveloped him

Situations such as these – few and far between.

 

Seeking sanctuary in the surrounds of his music

Comfort washes over him.

 

Sitting by his typewriter

Shadowed by a veil of thin emotion

He diligently typed

 

Words, per his heartbeat

Which brought a sudden calmness

A Haiku was born.

 

He was ageing

Yet wintering well

Happy in his mind

As he walked with words in the company of Salaska

Along imaginary cobbled streets.

 

(c) Chris Black. August 2018

~The Poet’s Poet~

Hear a spoken word version at

https://www.soundcloud.com/the-poets-poet-1

Salaska – Looking for the Way

Since the origins of the indigenous peoples of the Americas music, dance, and ceremonies worshiping nature and mother earth have always been visible expressions of the deep spirituality shared by our people” An excerpt taken from a longer piece on the sleeve of their album/CD Looking for the Way.

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