Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
November 25th, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 305,693 comments.
Marvin Bell - I, or Someone Like Me

In a wilderness, in some orchestral swing
through trees, with a wind playing all the high notes,
and the prospect of a string bass inside the wood,
I, or someone like me, had a kind of vision.
As the person on the ground moved, bursting halos
topped first one tree, then another and another,
till the work of sight was forced to go lower
into a dark lair of fallen logs and fungi.

His was the wordless death of words, worse
for he remembered exactly where the words were
on his tongue, and before that how they fell
effortlessly from the brainpan behind his eyes.
But the music continued and the valley of forest floor
became itself an interval in a natural melody
attuned to the wind, embedded in the bass of boughs,
the tenor of branches, the percussion of twigs.

He, or someone like him, laughed at first,
dismissing what had happened as the incandescence
of youthful metabolism, as the slight fermentation
of the last of the wine, or as each excuse of love.
Learning then the constancy of music and of mind,
now he takes seriously that visionary wood
where he saw his being and his future underfoot
and someone like me listening for a resolution.

Share |

Added: Oct 24 2005 | Viewed: 2944 times | Comments and analysis of I, or Someone Like Me by Marvin Bell Comments (22)

I, or Someone Like Me - Comments and Information

Poet: Marvin Bell
Poem: I, or Someone Like Me

Comment 22 of 22, added on November 9th, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

UAfByT IaаАа’б‚Т€ТšаЂаŒаАа’б‚Т€ТžаБТžm having a little issue I cant subscribe your feed, IaаАа’б‚Т€ТšаЂаŒаАа’б‚Т€ТžаБТžm using google reader fyi.

fiverr crorkservice from Faroe Islands
Comment 21 of 22, added on October 15th, 2015 at 10:51 PM.

m0QaWE Really enjoyed this blog.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

fiverr seo from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Comment 20 of 22, added on September 28th, 2015 at 11:37 AM.

aLvHhD I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem. You are amazing! Thanks!

crork fiverr from Thailand

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, I, or Someone Like Me, has received 22 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Bell Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links