Monday, February 24, 2014

My Best Work

I do my best work
by darklight;
in the albumen of an egg;
in crystal shatter silence;
without the company of conscience.

For Open Link Monday at Real Toads

21 comments:

Fireblossom said...

I don't believe a word of it. But now I know what "albumin" is!

Kerry O'Connor said...

How else is one to write poetry?

Sylvia K said...

Great one for the day, MZ, as always!! I love it!

hedgewitch said...

As a fellow worker by darklight. I can only nod and sympathize. the brevity underscores the meaning, as so often in your work.

Steve King said...

These isolate realms are where we find ourselves, and what is important to us. Nicely done.
Steve K.

Laura said...

"darklight" yes that secret cave of illumination where creativity is freed… wonderful poem mama z

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the "crystal shatter silence".

Judy Roney said...

So spare, yet crystal clear. The last line reminds me of what Elvis said once. Something like "God closes his eyes at night."

Marian said...

whoosh! okay, then.

Kim Nelson said...

without the company of conscience... the internal judge and critic can stifle one's best work!

Björn said...

Conscience.. over-rated pheew :-)

Kathryn said...

that crystal shatter silence can be quite the muse.

Sioux's Page said...

Without the company of conscience.

Wow.

grapeling said...

so you conjure in the dark yet your aim is always true. not to mix a metaphor or anything ~

Robert Bourne said...

so few words Mama Zen but they say so much... you always pack the maximum in each line...

Isadora Gruye said...

Props for using albumen in verse, and on a Monday no less! Viva la

cosmos cami said...

Everyone should write out their creative spot (mental or physical) thus.
Beautiful

blueoran said...

Yeah, outside the last lights of town (and home) is where the acid eye can burn through things the most aptly and viciously and true.

Jim said...

"Man should not drink alone, a waste of good booze."
(Jim's saying)
..

razzamadazzle said...

And it gives you great results!

Lorraine Renaud said...

and the same will happen to her as well for there is nothing for consistent than change...;