Why Bind the Days? A Poem by Jonathan Humble

If I were a poet, I would want to write like this.

~Sunnyside

Why Bind The Days?
Mar 10, 2021

Why bind the days inside that self-embrace?
Alight, a life should shame the brightest star;
refuse the mask that hides a truthful face.

Imperfect lines in faith do not disgrace
when claimed as fact and owned for what they are.
Why bind the days inside that self-embrace?

Deny all ignorance a growing space.
Offended eyes see nothing but the scar.
Refuse the mask that hides a truthful face.

Don’t take this false path to a hidden place.
Don’t bury traits behind some avatar.
Why bind the days inside that self-embrace?

Come love and live with honest simple grace;
an unknown work of art, a lost Renoir.
Refuse the mask that hides a truthful face.

Why spite the world and leave without a trace?
Release, uncoil and be just what you are.
Refuse the mask that hides a truthful face.
Why bind the days inside that self-embrace?

Read more from poet Jonathan Humble at Jonathan Humble’s Stuff … a poetry blog.

Thanks for Visiting!

~Sunnyside 🙂

13 Comments Add yours

  1. I like the rhyme scheme. Reminds me, in a way, of Poe. Love it.

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    1. Yes, the words are musical as well as meaningful. Thanks for visiting, Brandon. 🙂

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  2. “Come love and live with honest simple grace…” a most beautiful thought. Lovely poem.

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    1. I agree. Thanks for commenting, FBC. 🙂

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      1. Always a pleasure and you are very welcome,
        FBC

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  3. I am so glad you like this villanelle. Thank you for re-blogging it here on your lovely site.

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    1. Oh, and thank you for identifying the villanelle. I have learned something new about why I love poetry. 🙂

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  4. rothpoetry says:

    This is a beautifully written poem! What great words of wisdom!
    Dwight

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        you are welcome!

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