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Poetry: The Works of Diego Olguin

Out of the Sandbox

Two poems from Diego Olguin’s collection.

Poem 6: Sun & Moon

You bring warmth and action, I bring delay

You have others that circle around you

I simply circle those others…


I lie in darkness because I have no light of my own

You illuminate everything and

I need you to shine

You, however do not need me

I am among many, you are the only one

I am somehow the biggest and brightest when you shine upon me



You leave and take your precious light, but

I remain,

I do not ignore…

I keep watch after you leave


We seem to rule the heavens

One in day, one in night


I am nothing but a piece of floating rock… and

You are the center… and a star…


For I am the moon, I have no light of my own

You rise and I fall

I rise and you fall

At opposite ends we cannot be together


They thank me for my light

But this light, It is not my own

It is what you have given me

What you left on me

What reflects upon others is you…


For you are the sun…

Poem 3: The Awakened Mind

Incredibly focused on what is known

The world may be spinning, but it is still

Not enough focus on what is unknown

There are flourishing, hollow minds to fill


Hollow mind, I demand you please ignite!

Erase this wretched ignorant blankness!

Fill me with knowledge and show me the light!

Take me away from this draining darkness!


Please bring back that long forgotten feeling

The sensation so imaginable

Which brought so much purpose to my being

Making all of existence tangible


Oh, how there is still so much to learn

And without doing so, all we do is burn…


Header photo by Michael Dawes (flickr creative commons)

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