The Ink and the Maiden

The ink of the pen longed for a book of pages to fill with rhymes
The poet purchased a canvas instead
To paint an enchanting maiden amidst the silent clouds
How jealous the pen became of the brush, it bled and bled
On the dull wooden table, it died in a pool of black ink
And never wrote a verse again

That night, the Poet-turned-Painter lay to sleep
While tragedy of the pen came to the attention of the blessed Stars
And the beautiful maiden emerged from the painting like an ethereal dream
With her affectionate touch, the pen’s dark bloodstains became like clean waters
And she gracefully poured it back to its container

As she gazed into the puddle
The liquid awoke from death and met True Beauty
It rejoiced in a way that no human eye could see
And thus, the world became anew to the pen

Even when it was sold, it remained happy
No matter if it was forced to write of the unreal or the real
It savored every press and release and every touch of paper
Because each time it wrote, it knew:
The face of the Friend was imprinted on every drop

How oblivious the Poet & Painter was
He had no clue
That his actions led to a Love
So beyond his world

~ Broken Mystic ~

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3 Comments

  1. freshtodeath said,

    September 22, 2008 at 5:34 am

    Not your typical topic. I’ve never read anything like it before. I love this poem and the idea nested within it. Very inspiring. I’m new to this, come check out my poetry.

  2. Chickadee said,

    September 22, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Mashallah! This is a really beautiful poem. I like it a lot! :D

  3. May 20, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Hello! I came across your blog by searching for a picture on google and I must say this poem is like nothing I have ever read before. In my spare time I do writing here and there but nothing of this truly fine caliber. This poem is almost like a fairytale bedtime story which is warming to the heart. :D I am going to feature this post on my tumblr blog. Feel free to check it out! :D

    http://sealofthewind.tumblr.com/


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