Deep into the Dawning Mist

by David Dephy

David Dephy

“What can be more animating than
hope of freedom?” I said to myself

walking on the street. I feel emptiness.
I see faces. The lonely faces, as if they say:

“What can be deadlier than the fragments
of your own happiness?”

I feel fulness of brilliant expectations too,
and still see faces. Those lonely faces,

as if they sing: “What can be more life-giving
than the kiss on your spirit as the smile of a baby?”

Along the tarnished glances and lights,
breath rolls over us, rushes by into the streets

where all our stories are retold, where they
carry on deep into the dawning mist.

December 30, 2022

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DAVID DEPHY -- The trilingual American award-winning poet, novelist, multimedia artist. Founder of Poetry Orchestra. The 1st place winner of THE ARTISTS FORUM Poetry Award in New York City 2021, the winner of the Finalist Award in the 2020 Best Book Award National Contest by American Book Fest, the winner of the 2019 Spillwords Press Poetry Award and the Finalist and Shortlist Winner Nominee of the Adelaide Literary Awards 2019/2020 for the category of Best Poem. Named as Literature Luminary by Bowery Poetry, Stellar Poet by Voices of Poetry, Incomparable Poet by Statorec, Brilliant Grace by Headline Poetry & Press and Extremely Unique Poetic Voice by Cultural Daily. He lives and works in New York City.

Last updated July 21, 2022