baptism by fire

By elisa

perception of chaos
methodically tossed asunder
Mendeleev's mustard seeds;
winnowing the chaff
in reading the tea leaves.

periodically the table
makes a sacrifice.


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Copyright 2013 elisa
Published on Monday, September 9, 2013.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

my second coming.
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  • sheff On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, sheff (106)By person wrote:

    You have this subtle way of hitting me with the last line in every work. I love your art form. I love this.

  • A former member wrote: Don' choo become a Ghost Rider. This place lacks that non-Euclidean geometry without ya.

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, TropicalSnowstorm (1703)By person wrote:

    ...and the cycle never ends. I love this piece! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • A former member wrote: tossing everything known into the flames and starting again... a task braver than me. you have god thoughts. Scholar

  • carlosjackal On Sunday, October 13, 2013, carlosjackal (2508)By person wrote:

    A wonderful muse-bender..For some reason, when reading between the lines, I saw a clever "Fuck you!" to Thanksgiving :)

  • dwells On Monday, September 16, 2013, dwells (5649)By person wrote:

    You are a deep one, recalling the allegory of the tiny mustard seed only vaguely (got distracted by Gregor Mendel and his green peas). Meanwhile the periodic table is quite regular until age or polliwogs interfere, cheers Elisa!

  • TaintedButterfly On Thursday, September 12, 2013, TaintedButterfly (675)By person wrote:

    Your words, your soul, always amaze me! I've missed you, Elisa.

  • Six-Out On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Six-Out (1481)By person wrote:

    There's never a true order, simply those that try to understand the fragments of chaos we can see. This made me think far too much. You build excitement well.

  • FadedBlues On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, FadedBlues (2945)By person wrote:

    ...I enjoy poetry that leads me to research. who would expect the dark mystery of love in the life of an Orthodox Russian chemist. but there was. regarding his 2nd wife. everyone gets a love story...

  • Devilish On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Devilish (3760)By person wrote:

    Oooooooooooh i got chills just because it said your name. i havent seen a post by you since i joined and i got addicted to your poetry after I want head. ohhhhh baby.. i wanna eat you alive. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: I've haven't seen you post a new written work the whole time I've been here at DP. It's a pleasure to see your second coming. Tossing thoughts & paring away the wordiness. Thoughtful piece. Scholar

  • TheProphetUntold On Monday, September 9, 2013, TheProphetUntold (167)By person wrote:

    There is an aura of mystery, despair and foreboding here. Heavy, blunt force meets precision. Feels like something more lies below the surface of this. Dark, nerdy, awesome. +tpu+

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