re-vision

medieval-manuscript1.pngquills scratch…whispering
across parchment sheets…
faint-lined for perfection…
as responsive to the cadence
of the lector’s monotone,
monks copy prescribed words

then… in ages’ increments
rise calibrated voices…strike that…
reword revolt revise review rethink
to speed certain…through fresh cosmologies
a hoped for balance
between when to embrace space
and when to follow lines

Bonnie Marshall

11 thoughts on “re-vision

  1. Oh that age old conundrum: “…when to embrace space and when to follow the lines.” I love that phrase! And right now it strikes close to home.

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