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'good morning,' the reverend bellows
'what a lovely collection of idols
we have gathered today'
they're a spectacle of a scatter plot on the pews

the bronzed hypocrisy of saved men sitting still,
saints on the neutral ground of benches
is an inconsistency i'll struggle
to reconcile with the jacob's ladders of rough-hewn grace
swooping in on souls or spirits
which have proven to be untouchable
not for sale in even the blackest of markets

speak, preacher. preach. i've always listened piously
and i'm not yet thinking of sunday dinner:
will the chicken be hot will the apple crisp burn

i mimic transcendence of the physical
i, being the gatherer, have bypassed the stone age
for lyres and flutes and lips; our white robes-
i suppose they suit me.
i imagine my forehead set in the grave constitution
of a saint who worries not about the anticlimactic
pressure of dry, even lips
contrasting my graphic fire-fantasies,
devil's work unfit for a faithful child

preacher, name your text.
i'm not a salem girl but i'm afflicted
the opposite of love's indifference
i savor every word i steal
i speak with proud, rounded lips
and there are spectres in my storage tunnels
who still care, who still wail
will we stumble before we're blessed with means to soar

who, pray tell, is the evil one?
how do i know, how do i know
i'll start over and start over and start over
and say, thank you god, i've emerged wiser
but presently, watch me fall from grace
watch me file out, i'll shuffle away
from a dire warning of a benediction,
an empty jar of clay
burning for reconciliation:

you are your body
you are your soul

i cannot live for a god defined as paradox.
deep thinking
age-old beliefs
paradox as truth?
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Given 2012-11-20
minister by ~InkatMidnight ( Suggested by UnspecifiedUnknown and Featured by thorns )
:iconchrysalite:
Chrysalite Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is great. :heart: Makes me think of the time when I still tried to be Christian...
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
and how did that work out?
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:iconchrysalite:
Chrysalite Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Quite badly, the self-condemning part made me miserable. Nowadays Christianity reminds me of a cruel angel with a sword of fire - haunting images.
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Writer
that's exactly what bothers me about it... that confused people ruin a beautiful message and make it repulsive to so many people.
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:iconchrysalite:
Chrysalite Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah...
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
yeah?
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:iconchrysalite:
Chrysalite Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I sort of agree. I think Christianity teaches valuable things about for example modesty and self-sacrifice for the good of others, and interpreted by a humane priest or by a person who is not too zealous, it has a special aura. Distinguishing neighborly love from co-dependency can be hard, though. However, nowadays I prefer not to be affiliated with any single religion, I think different faiths lead to the divine in their own way.
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Writer
and what exactly is the divine?
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
You are beautiful, and this is beautiful.

I find that there's a lot of physical space between the surface of your text and the internal fire that fuels it. You have this profound curiosity, and your words are this searching, this beautiful searching, sometimes scratchy and winding like searching tends to be, but descriptive of the journey you are on, and beautiful enough to give the journey its own meaning.

I want you to read these:
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These fragments are very important to me and I hope you find dearness in them. This is my favorite translation, (Please excuse the comic sans...please.)

I think that as you go on in your discovery you will start to see this distance close in on itself, get absolved into the brightness of your being, and starting from this point of so much talent that you start from, you will get to use the words that write galactically with the appropriate success and gentleness.

Belated congrats on the (another?) DD, and I love you. :heart: :coffeecup:
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Writer
what does this distance sound like?
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
It sounds like the echo of a constant note, needing to be reeled in.
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Writer
Given that every word i write is a measure of the distance between who i am supposed to be and the degenerate floundering thing that i am, that makes sense.
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Degenerate floundering thing? Supposed to be?
Why must you use such problematic words? You are no degenerate floundering thing, and you are not supposed to be anything but what you are, and you know that.
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Writer
i should know it, but i don't
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Robenix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's good to see a piece that challenges thought every once in a while! Color me impressed. Grats!
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Writer
thanks. that's very good to hear. :heart:
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:iconrobenix:
Robenix Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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StephenFauster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this is supposed to be deep, but it's right horrid with no capitalization or punctuation to speak of.
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
thanks for your opinion.
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:iconstephenfauster:
StephenFauster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're a little late on the pickup.
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
excuse me for joining the conversation on my own piece.

i appreciate that you have expressed your viewpoint, but i think i deserve a bit more respect than this.
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StephenFauster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're excused.
I'd admitted to the misconception; what more do you want?
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Craazhy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Writer
I believe that poetry ought to be liquid where prose a solid. Although, I believe even deeper in the idea that each and every one of us is entitled to their tastes and opinions.
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StephenFauster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That explains why I have a greater affinity for prose. *dry laugh*
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UnspecifiedUnknown Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Writer
charles bukowski, allen ginsberg, ee cummings, etcetcetc.
all famous writers who didn't necessarily use capitalization or punctuation.

poetry is just that: it isn't meant to have a fixed style or form, unless it is meant to (ultimately)
but you'll learn that when and if you decide to pursue further studies on the poetic form of the english language.

personally, i feel these words hold more meaning & impact the way that it is.
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:iconstephenfauster:
StephenFauster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see what you mean, although it's hard to follow when one phrase starts and another ends.
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:iconayocarter:
AyoCarter Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Yes, it kind of is..
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StephenFauster Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just putting that out there. Interesting poem.
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:iconayocarter:
AyoCarter Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Agreed. :)
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ChocoCoatedLemons Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Simply wonderful...

"you are your body
you are your soul"

Loved that, so simple.
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
thank you. :heart:
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magdalenamariposa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
oooh god how pretentious! *yawns*
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
if you have a constructive criticism to add to that, then i would love to hear it.

if not, then you have a nice day.
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Sapphire-Masquerade Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
... o.o

Interesting opinion. ^^
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
what does that mean?
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Sapphire-Masquerade Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
It means I don't agree with you but I respect that you have an opinion. ^.^
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Writer
which opinions are we talking about here?
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Sapphire-Masquerade Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
errrrr

Oh right!

About Christianity/ministers, I think.
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Writer
care to elaborate?
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Sapphire-Masquerade Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Yes but not right now. :o

I haven't had breakfast yet! Apparently, when I get angry easier from being hungry, I turn into a troll. OwO

Tomorrow I will though 'cause I'll probably forget to return to dA before then. I'm unofficially ADHD. xD
Ooh, I could set an alarm though....
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Writer
oh my.
i understand, hun. just wondering what your thoughts on this are.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
preacher, name your text.
i'm not a salem girl but i'm afflicted
the opposite of love's indifference
i savor every word i steal
i speak with proud, rounded lips
and there are spectres in my storage tunnels
who still care, who still wail
will we stumble before we're blessed with means to soar


Gawd this whole piece gave me chills. I love the depth and layering effect you've produced. This is a piece truly deserving of the coveted DD. Congratulations, lovely literature creature! :heart:
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
thank you. :heart: i'm so glad you liked it.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   General Artist
You're most welcome! :heart:
I adore it! :love:
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is deep. Congrats on the DD! :+favlove:
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
thank you. :heart:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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:iconinkatmidnight:
InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
thank you :heart:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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