“Passage” by Ariana Trinneer


In the sightless past, a seed
pushed at the darkness around
and carved out a raisin-sized cave
glittering with patterns immense
butterfly wings
fabrics luminous, shimmering
a liquid web, honey thick;
and wrapped itself in promise,
the most beautiful thing
the kind glimpsed only
between blinks andheldbreath
and in dreams.
It needed this
more almost more
than light and the sweet bark scent
of an expectant future
coming to be.

Ariana Trinneer

© 2010


  1. lkthayer · June 16, 2010

    I love the way you weave your words, always unpredictable turns of phrases & emotion. A pleasure to squeeze you my dear! 🙂

  2. Roz Levine · June 17, 2010

    Your words always thrill me so much, send tingles down my spine. The images are beautiful and the thoughts so deeply profound.
    You are a poet, par excellence!

  3. ariana · June 21, 2010

    thank you ladies! mwah!

  4. Isabel · June 21, 2010

    Beautiful words, and I felt the suspense of this embryonic life preparing to burst on the scene – Ariana, it’s captivating.

  5. Adesh Kaur · July 5, 2010

    boy o boy, ariana,
    i have read & reread this stunning poem.
    your images are unique and unforgettable.
    this one will haunt me, for sure.
    all your work does, my poet friend.

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