Anchor to the Flight I & II by Tuur Verheyde : poetry

Anchor to the Flight

Comfort presses
Into every idle sigh,
Anchor to the flight 
That dares to bring 
Your hearth some feral 
Sparks even when it 
Only welcomes homely 

When the world unwound 
Many a hiss was heard 
Chanting anew a new 
A newness to the old 
Leisure lost in sickness’ 
Eager spread. And I 
Too howl under heavy 
Breath That we may 
Be remade free from  
Yesterday’s spiteful

Transience tells us 
To take our fill with 
Every sip, for naught
Remains unmoved,
And yet every time
I rise and seek 
Different better days
I am irked to find
The past holding down 
The tattered hem grinning 
While I flail and fail 
To cut it loose. 

Its lesson like itself 
Stubborn to move 
An inch from where 
Last it stood: You will 
Change only when the
Webbed Wyrd deigns 
To let you take a careful 
Step or else hurl you 
By sudden blessing 
Or catastrophe
Into the dreadful 

Anchor to the Flight II

We walked past a fallow stretch; 
Spring’s timid prelude is like that
Sometimes: cold wind and warm
Light, a whiff of something 
Shifting in the air. This is 
The transit season. Mood and mind
Find slight mutations. The weather
Brings all kinds currents to the fore. 
We get the ludicrous notion that this
Is it. The Return. The Hinge. 
The Time of Possibility, when 
Something comes to soak 
Everything in its entirety into 
A new coat, a new taste, 
A new meaning, a new song. 
In the drudgery and the news, 
We find the truth; that change, 
However sudden, rarely comes


Tuur Verheyde is a twenty-four year old Belgian poet. His work endeavours to capture the weirdness of the 21st century; its globalised art, culture, politics and problems. Tuur’s poetry seeks to further cultural, spiritual, political and emotional connectivity on an international level. His work is personal and outward looking and seeks to accurately represent the blurred boundaries between the real, the surreal and the hyperreal, as well meshing the personal with the political and the spiritual.

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