Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tricked


Tricked into depression by a poem no one else would claim.
Tricked into joy when it’s done. Tricked into shadow.
Tricked into triumph. Tricked into an early grave.
Tricked by it all, I take up my pen, eager to be tricked again.

(first publication)


Update:
“Tricked” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

19 comments:

all ways 11 o'clock said...

Where our words come from,
our thoughts
ought to surprise
lead to discover,
yes eager
the moment
day
the times
for trickery.

William Michaelian said...

Yes. And

Where we come from,
our words
ought to surprise,
lead to discover...


Thanks, Robert.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

it is all a trick, but I know well this feeling William to desire to be tricked again...

William Michaelian said...

As I am tricked, Laura, by the beauty of your new post....

Anthony Duce said...

Tricked or surprised..... Wouldn't it be boring otherwise?

Great words to start the day.

Wine and Words said...

The fingers have a disconnect from the brain...a magicianship, where they speak of their own accord and tell truths we knew, but didn't, hid, yet savored. Trickery indeed. Happens to me all the time.

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Anthony. So true. The amazing thing is that anyone ever is bored.

Beautifully said, Annie, about the disconnect and magicianship. Here’s to the next time — which should be happening just

about

now.

RUDHI - Chance said...

Tricky tricked!

William Michaelian said...

That’s the trick — to be tricked even as you trick....

Joseph Hutchison said...

Have you been visited recently by the ghost of Patrick Kavanagh? He enjoyed performing this same trick....

William Michaelian said...

No visit that I was aware of, but who can really say. I’d not be ashamed if’t’were so.

Momo Luna said...

Tricked by a new site design. :-D

I like the words that trick me into thoughts. I like the new design as well. :-)

William Michaelian said...

Yes, there’s nothing like a well designed trick to trick us into thinking it’s not a trick....

Janice said...

We are tricked so easily because trickery is designed to deceive and most everyone is vulnerable to it...

William Michaelian said...

Yes, so much so that we trick ourselves with our own tricks....

Woman in a Window said...

It is all a bit of a mystery, isn't it? I'm thankful for it.

xo
erin

William Michaelian said...

And that’s clear, Erin, from your own writing....

Terresa said...

Enjoyed the "Tricked" poem very much. I have very little publishing to my name, and yet strike out eager on a daily (hourly, if it were possible) basis with thought and pen and whole self thrown in the mix.

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Terresa. And of course, how else can we proceed?