Thursday, December 09, 2004


We are the invisible ones
the faceless people
the nameless inhabitants
of a forgotten landscape.

We are the anonymous "poor"
the ubiquitous "needy"
created according to your fancy
as whatever you need us to be.

You make us innocent as angels
or devious as demons
and like both angels and demons
we remain unseen.

If it is true what Christ said
"Blessed are you poor..."
perhaps this is because
we have learned what it means

to be transparent.


Kishan said...

gorgeous poem..

Anonymous said...

Johanna said...transparency is one of the key elements in writing icons, so that light can come through these delicate layers of crystalline color & make them alive.