Drawings: A poetic study of writing, philosophy, and time


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A time-honored form of self-inquiry, poetry begins as a conversation with ourselves before the page lifts the veils of perception. Language becomes a snapshot, ephemeral yet forever subject to interpretation.

As curiosity guides us toward a better understanding of what it means to be a human in the world, life happens, one jolt of the compass, one poem at a time.

The final instalment of Nuno Ricardo’s poetic trilogy, Drawings is an invitation to embrace the unknown with hope, surrendering expectations to better consider the possible.

When the frost begins

When you embrace light shared by the moon

you know the shades where frost begins

you spot grief tormenting the buffoon

among those who scavenge for deadly sins

When you watch the world dreaming

you notice the ones who do not sleep

broken lights endlessly flickering

silent tears deserting those who weep

When dusk leaves you too soon

colors defeated by the dark of night

you find regrets are fed by gloom

and hope by daylight

Away from the sun you witness the calm of the sea

for a moment you know where you want to be

About the author

Nuno Ricardo was born in Lisbon, Portugal and has been riding his bike around the canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands since 2013. A linguist, musician, and technology professional, he turned to poetry after a battle with his heart prompted him to find a different way to live. view profile

Published on October 23, 2020

Published by Six Herons

5000 words

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Poetry

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