The Cryptologist

He speaks the language of the two

this magician of words and travel

who lives in black velvet shadow

a lonely beggar on a barren hill

his heart is broken and his tongue is still

a patient lover for a thousand years

collecting wishes and drinking tears





Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

5 thoughts on “The Cryptologist”

    1. That is the most important thing I ever hear Gabrielle, that whatever I write has meaning for another, regardless of what initially inspired the writing. πŸ™‚


    Collecting tears
    To build a sea
    And make the salt become
    Sugar and spice

    Drinking wishes
    As a thirsty sea
    Which creates lighthouses
    To encourage sinkings

    Sentinels always sing
    With neither hope and despair
    Just telling stories
    To some foolish ears

    1. Now THIS is a poem I adore Gilles, particularly the middle verse. I’m a deep dark cynic and this is full of truth. Merci dear poet, for leaving this gift here. πŸ™‚

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