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John Samuel Tieman: a pilgrim’s hymn

the myth of the hermit
monk speaking either
strange tongues or none
becomes your story

you coming home after years
to clean the house and build a fire
to use the poems for kindling
and bring your silence right here

Copyright 2016 John Samuel Tieman

2 comments on “John Samuel Tieman: a pilgrim’s hymn

  1. Laure-Anne Bosselaar
    February 17, 2016

    One stays quiet after reading the poem…

    Liked by 1 person

    • John Tieman
      February 17, 2016

      Thank you for those kind words.

      I let the poem go, but, as with any newborn, there are fantasies about its future. In this case, one hope would be that such a silence could be the reaction of some readers. I deeply appreciate hearing from a reader.

      I hasten to add that I admire your poetry.

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