Those Masks of Antiquity

EverBecomingTheSanctuarydrawn towards those portraits of antiquity;

aging lines, silver strands and glassy gazing wisdom,

beauty uncovered through contemplative bobs and dozes,

the beholder grown older, all creases and pieces of time preserved,

pondering the imaginative innocence of childhood,

captivated by the figurative grace of youth

The Least of These (doctored) but thriving questions ripple the truth,

seeping outward like gnarled woody veins;

inviting the soul, down through the heart,

cradled by the chapel’s ribs where the spirit echoes

through rows of girded archways reverberating the heart’s beat

that silences the raging streets

Ancient of DaysOldManWillow

outside of space and time

resides the grace of one sublime;

the Ground of Being, the signified, divine light aglow;

it was not by sound nor seeing did I come to know,

but from whom breath commenced

and not the tomb nor death could stand against

Body,Soul,Spirit  A Clean Well Lighted Place

long before the light of any dawn had broken

brooded there the word unspoken,

blowing channels for currents to follow,

flowing slowly from tributaries mouth to where the sea would swallow;

such omnipotent creativity, this never ending task of designing infinity,

one breath brings light to the empty eyes of those masks of antiquity

Breaththe wind blows where ever it chooses, exploring its own migration;

no one knows where it goes or what it uses to seek it’s destination

and so it is within the most inward recess of the spirit;

overwhelming the host who cannot express it or hear it,

such inconceivable wisdom that veils the silent unseeing

with achievable hope that fills the ground of my being

IMG_1267All poetry and artwork ⓒ Caleb Hamm


~ by calebhamm on August 27, 2015.

2 Responses to “Those Masks of Antiquity”

  1. Caleb, I love your artwork & poetry… But you need someone to proofread your work before you post it – there’s it’s/its confusion, heal/heel (in Mama Bilong PNG), etc. Happy to do it for free, if you’d like to go that path.



    Suzanne Earley.
    freelance proofreader/copy editor

    • Hello Suzanne,
      Thank you! That would be fantastic to get some punctuation feedback. I know with prose and poetry my rules can get a little blurry and lazy, but no excuse for misspelled words. I certainly spend considerable time reviewing what I write before posting, but I’d be happy and grateful to receive any feedback offered!

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