‘The 100’ #81 – Struck by the Stick of Understanding


struck by the stick of understanding

he emerges from a dream of light

into an even brighter realm with

brittle edges and elusive shade,

blinding in its clarity,

merciless in its glare.


his dream was all soft shadows

compared to this




in which he cannot

breathe or think or see,

and everything believed before

becomes illusion.


turning from this sharp veracity,

retreating back to dappled sleep

he drifts through sensual clouds,

trailing sanity but home again,

beyond his understanding,

to smoky skies of love.


art and poem by clinock.

art: acrylic and mixed media (based on a sketch for ‘Dual’). Click on image for best view.

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog my intention is to present 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.