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34.6k · Feb 2018
Ciel Noir Feb 2018
We are such            clever creatures to divide
Most everything             into its different sides
With chaos versus             order, dark and light
The stark duality of         wrong and right
We even split the very        world in two
With human versus human,       we and you
But still no matter how much      we divide
Each thing has infinitely many      sides
13.9k · Aug 2018
By Any Other Name
Ciel Noir Aug 2018
I took          a trip
I took                a look
That tree could read me
Like                      a book
And                 open me
Like a             library
Cipher      in the
Still deeper
Inside the place
Where           secret
Knowledge         hides
The twin snakes ladder
Necklace              chain
Make life        by any
Other           name
2.9k · Jul 2018
Ciel Noir Jul 2018
one step   s   m   forward
two steps   e    i    back        
        my   e   d   right      
     your    k   d   left        
my slow          l    your fast
                    seek    y   e    the middle path
two times    e         one half    
    poetry         p    math        
   one    t   a    mind
   two    h   t    tracks
               seek ye    e   h   the middle path
2.8k · Jul 2018
Ciel Noir Jul 2018
A lot of people try to say
That people act so differently
Based on their gender, their birthday,
Their race, their nationality

And every time we think we've changed
We find that it's perennial
Same little boxes rearranged
What's up with these millennials?

We all say "We are not like you!"
They all say "You are not like us!"
This is something that we all do
Predictable, ubiquitous

But one day, we'll be seen as one
There will be no one else to blame
And they will look at what we've done
And say that we are all the same
2.4k · Jul 2018
Dark Was the Night
Ciel Noir Jul 2018
The Peacock and the Necromancer
Dance upon the sky
Their light lives on beyond the stars
The thousand staring eyes

We show them where to find us
From Bridgeport to Camelot
We tell them our dark secrets
And we send them our bright thoughts

We flash our golden feathers
And we sing our pretty words
So they will see us, notice us
So that we can be heard

When every other edifice
And evidence is gone
They walk the dark ahead of us
Where our song shall play on
1.4k · Mar 3
Ciel Noir Mar 3

using symbols

to paint a picture

of the shape of god
1.3k · Oct 2018
Ciel Noir Oct 2018
That little airplane that I see
Is full of people just like me
As I look up do they look down?
Bright patchwork quilt, a candy town
Green squares for lawn and gold for sand
I bet they're glad it's time to land
For pilots, just a break and then
They shall return to fly again
1.3k · Jun 2018
The Vulture
Ciel Noir Jun 2018
The vulture is a peaceful bird
She watches, circles patiently
Waiting for life to become death
So she can gather what she needs

The vulture does not maim or slay
And causes neither harm nor strife
She walks in the shadow of death
And so turns death back into life
1.3k · Oct 2018
13 Questions
Ciel Noir Oct 2018
Do they wonder
Do they feel
Do they ******
Do they steal
Do they whisper
Do they sing
Do they have eyes
Do they have wings

Are they golden
Are they grey
If they know us
Can they say
Would they understand our questions
Will the search be neverending?
1.1k · Aug 10
Ciel Noir Aug 10
nothing means nothing
it never has been
and some people say
there is no such thing

nothing means nothing
for there are no words
to spell out a sound
that no one has heard

nothing means nothing
the threads are so thin
a hurricane spins
on a butterfly's wing

like sparrows that fall
we all are so small
but nothing means nothing
nothing at all
1.1k · Nov 2018
Ciel Noir Nov 2018
Vote today
Make a choice
Don't let them take away your
1.0k · Jul 2018
Ten Thousand
Ciel Noir Jul 2018
10               .000 raindrops
01                thundercloud
10             .000   raindrops
    01            bolt    of lightning
10         .000       raindrops
01                         rainbow
10       .000         raindrops
   I n d I v I d u a l,   distinct
Mirroring the Sun
10.000                raindrops
1 cloud becoming the sea
The sea moves as
1.0k · Oct 2018
Ciel Noir Oct 2018
I’ll tell you, I am not ashamed
I was afraid to get on that plane

I was so young and full of doubt
I think I almost chickened out

And yet within that doubt I found
Understanding, common ground

With someone who showed me the way
I followed
Someone brave
981 · Aug 2018
Rose Tree
Ciel Noir Aug 2018
I dreamed that I was
high up in an oak tree
white flowers like roses
on my left hand side
woven up like a vine
among the branches
I was
so still
peaceful inside
978 · Apr 15
Ciel Noir Apr 15
all of us
circle dance around the well
infinitely deep
976 · Aug 2018
Kitty Kitty
Ciel Noir Aug 2018
Hey little cat, pretty kitty cat
I wonder what it's like for you to think the way you think
When you pounce upon a feather do you think that it's a bird?
Do you understand the weather?
Do you understand our words?

Hey little cat, pretty kitty cat
What do you think you're seeing when you look up at the stars?
Did your mother ever tell you not to stare into the Sun?
Do you wonder where they came from?
Do you wonder what they are?

Hey little cat, pretty kitty cat
I wish that I could understand your crazy point of view
Chasing pretty birdies with a bell around your neck
Did you find out how they know
To fly away from you?

Hey little cat, pretty kitty cat
I guess I'll never really understand your kitty brain
I wonder how you see our crazy daisy little world
I bet you think we're pretty
I bet you think we're insane
941 · May 2018
Ciel Noir May 2018
I may seem open
like a flower
petals upon petals
shroud a tight furled core
deep within
sheltered, snowed in, slumbering
I have yet to bloom
924 · Apr 7
Ciel Noir Apr 7
I am afraid
To make a mistake
But the longer I wait
The more I make

To wait makes haste
And haste makes waste
If I start now
It will be OK
882 · Jul 2018
The Observer Effect
Ciel Noir Jul 2018
What would we create if we didn't
Care how others saw our art?
Would we write the exact same poems
Were we not collecting hearts?
Sometimes I really wonder
Whether what I say would be more true
If what I wrote were just for me
And not to share with all of you

We know when we are being watched
And it makes us act different
Instead of simply doing, being
Now we try to represent
This goes not just for humans
But for subatomic particles
I read about it in some kind of
Scientific article

How many eyes are watching me
And altering the way I act?
I hide in a cube in 3D
Somewhere it is a tesseract
Sometimes it's much more fun
To think about this process in reverse
I stare into the starlit sky
And rearrange the Universe
817 · Oct 2018
Another Mind
Ciel Noir Oct 2018
I think my thoughts
But deep inside
There is
I feel
Another mind

Which sends me messages
In dreams
Some wells are deeper than they seem
772 · Sep 2018
The Pit
Ciel Noir Sep 2018
this is a pit                                                              ­          and into it
we throw our garbage                                           and our ****
       our grease                                                           ­      and grit    
   our slime                                                            ­and swill
  and all the people                                     that we ****
flotsam and jetsam                           film and oil
compacted into                              fertile soil
beneath the steep         and jagged *****
     there grows         a single flower

744 · Jul 2018
Ciel Noir Jul 2018
How she wondered
What they knew
Full of questions
Like a fool

Lady Moon
Lady mirror
Didn't know if
They could hear her

Man of faith
Hand of God
Drew her from the

Cold justice like a
Tolling bell
As death came down
For someone else

A lady by the
Starry shore
The dreamy land of

But just as soon
As she'd begun
She stared up once more
At the Sun

Stellar spectre
Fair reward
Man of God

Lady Earth
Lady Moon

and the Journey
of the Fool
739 · Oct 2018
Ciel Noir Oct 2018
Seal our soul and paint it gold
Dream a poem without words
Into what the future holds
Who will know what they will learn?

Spark the darkness like a storm
Silent sail a tide unbound
Hold our soul and keep it warm
Even when the Sun goes down
703 · Aug 2018
Ciel Noir Aug 2018
If life is a dream,
Then who am I?
Can I be seen?
Do I have eyes?
Can I speak?
Do I ask why?
What strange stars
Light up my sky?

If life is a dream,
Then what is death?
Where do we go?
What comes next?
When I wake
Will I forget?
I'm not ready
To wake up yet
690 · Mar 5
Dandelion on the Wind
Ciel Noir Mar 5
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                          a                      r            l      n   o                                 
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                            d                  h         t   e                  h
                                                e            t ­                             e
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                                              i          ­        e                                           k 
          ­                                   g                    m                                           ­   y
                                            h               ­        e                                        
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                                                               ­            d
                                                               ­              y
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682 · May 2018
Ciel Noir May 2018
I know you think about it
Every day
I wish that I could chase your
Demons away
But who would I be
Enamored of?
Your shadow is
The one I love

The things you try to  
I find very easy
To relate
Your shadow self
Has such a hold
Over your heart
And both our souls
675 · Apr 13
Ciel Noir Apr 13
my thoughts are drifting
dancing like petals on the wind
they climb the sky
and fly wherever
ride the timeline
like a river
652 · Oct 2018
Ciel Noir Oct 2018
We all live on a little island
In a vast and endless sea
Our words and wonders warp into
A rippling soliloquy

And when the Sun goes down
We see the other islands all aglow
Like candles in a chandelier
Our little archipelago

The brave ones sailed their ships away
To see what they could see and learn
And some of them brought back strange tales
And some of them did not return

And still we stand upon our island
Singing songs along the quay
All wandering and wondering
And throwing bottles in the sea
649 · Dec 2018
Ciel Noir Dec 2018
when you measure yourself

against another


Everyone has secrets
637 · Mar 18
Ciel Noir Mar 18
the way a tree

it never judged you
to begin with
637 · Apr 1
Imagine That
Ciel Noir Apr 1
What if you felt no more shame
Imagine that

What if you just loved yourself
The way you are
Imagine that

What if you forgave yourself
Imagine that

I hope you are kind enough
To let yourself
Imagine that
624 · Oct 2018
Ciel Noir Oct 2018
A dragon deep inside, it's true
I know you are a dragon too
And when we do what dragons do
I feel that savage part of you

All woven up in twisted seam
Waiting in darkness deep, unseen
So civilized, that's how we seem
But we are dragons when we dream
597 · Jul 2018
Ciel Noir Jul 2018
There is an animal inside
Intuitive and powerful
Irrational and dangerous
But animals are beautiful

Sometimes we keep it on a chain
In a vain attempt to control
Discrediting half of the brain
Imprisoning half of the soul

But we've been animals for years
And logic is still new to us
I am not sure we understand
What doing this can do to us

Sometimes the animal grows cold
Refuses to cooperate
It will not do what it is told
It turns to anger and to hate

Sometimes the animal grows numb
If it becomes too deeply bored
Lets go of hope and joy and love
Refusing to dream anymore

Sometimes the animal grows strong
And takes control of the whole brain
Runs rampant, pulling us along
Headlong it drags us by its chain
586 · Jul 2018
Starry Night
Ciel Noir Jul 2018
☆one☆ starry ★night★
☆falls☆     the way it     ★falls★
☆into☆                                   ★into★
☆life☆       is the mirror of      ★death★
☆+☆                                                    ★+★
☆life☆ rides on the heels of ★death★
☆=☆                                         ★=★
☆not☆ conquered ★not★
★living★ follow ☆dead☆
★+★                                          ☆+☆
★from★  the void they walk    ☆from☆
  ★the★                                                   ☆the☆
★darkness★  marches out into the   ☆light☆
★...★                                                       ☆...☆
★into★     the void they walk     ☆into☆
★the★                                  ☆the☆
★light★ within ☆dark☆
☆circle☆ the one ★flower★
☆in☆                                           ★in★
☆the☆ centre of the great wheel ★the★
☆                                                                 ★
☆darkness☆ which is filled with ★light★
☆where☆                                      ★where★
☆death☆ follows on the heels of ★life★
☆=☆                                     ★=★
☆not☆ yet reborn ★not★
★dead★ or ☆alive☆
★+★                                 ☆+☆
★light★    finds its    ☆darkness☆
★falls★  the way it always  ☆falls☆
★back★                                ☆back☆
★to★                                 ☆to☆
★one★ starry ☆night☆
569 · Jul 2018
Ciel Noir Jul 2018
So many demons
Have left             my soul
I   gave        them         away
To   the rest            of the world
I   shared        my shadows
With you                all
And they return
As wonder
As love
568 · Jul 2018
Ciel Noir Jul 2018
Tooth and nail and fang and claw
Bloodlust incarnate

Maelstrom of feather and fur
Silent vulture waits
565 · Aug 10
Ciel Noir Aug 10
there is a river
deep as the sea
wild as the moonlight
naked and free

rush in the darkness
quick as a wish
just out of my reach
up here on the bridge
561 · Oct 2018
Ciel Noir Oct 2018
tick tock tick tock                                 second hand
just another                                       grain of sand
tick tock tick tock                       seconds pass
which grain                                   of sand
will be                                   the last?
spilling                    falling
like a fountain
   into a mountain
  all until  the glass is filled
and there is     nothing left to spill
tick tock tick tock                 seconds pass
like a river                               smooth as glass
tick tock tick tock                             second hand
where the water                                meets the sand
560 · Oct 2018
Ciel Noir Oct 2018
  infini                     éternel
                 ça gravite                               fusionnelle                 
une orbite                                    arc-en-ciel  
tous les ondes                                    rayonnant        
tous les mondes                               scintillant           
                    éternel                     comme espoir       
dans le ciel sacré-noir
560 · May 6
Ciel Noir May 6
I reach out
fingers pressed against the screen
can you feel the heat?
544 · May 2018
Ciel Noir May 2018
O my soul
Can flow like smoke
Can form to yours
And make it whole
But if it is not so enclosed
It holds no form

I can be
The one you need
Just promise me
I'll never be
Without you
Without you
I am nobody at all
543 · Mar 12
Ciel Noir Mar 12
A volcano may peacefully
Pour out new stone into the sea
A meter at a time

But when it has no outlet
It waits
And waits
For many years
And then all at once
Its fire and lightning fill the whole sky
539 · Sep 2018
The Dark
Ciel Noir Sep 2018
shades and shadows all around
watching when the Sun goes down
all the darkness of the night
  leads us to  an inner light
                       understanding     who we are                              
            written out      between the stars  
       in the lines     upon our hands
reading patterns in the sand          
  in the crystal            in the yarrow
in the tea leaves             in the Tarot        
   answers in the            form of riddles
      something missing            in the middle              
                         priestesses            and necromancers          
     asking oracles            for answers        
        we believe            we see a spark
  but we are shining in the dark
538 · Jul 19
Ciel Noir Jul 19
the whole world waited
lost in wonder

remember when
the Moon became
a place where we could be

we looked back on
our little world
so beautiful to see

to fly like dragons
in the sky
so powerful
so free
511 · May 4
Ciel Noir May 4
her eyes are
full   of  fire  bright
shining   golden   flame
her mind wanders  into
the   night  shining
all the same
504 · Jul 2018
Ciel Noir Jul 2018
Secret, all the world's a secret
All the world's a whisper game
Sometimes I wonder about all the
Things that people never say

The king who murdered for the crown
The queen who drove him to the deed
The rook who speaks no words and only
To the lonely seems to scream

The bishop's shadow of a doubt
The knight's pusillanimity
The little pawn who'd wear that crown
And wreak her vengeance as the queen

Secret, all the world's a secret
All the world's a whisper game
Whence and whither
Hie thee hither
To the king without a name
500 · Aug 2018
Ciel Noir Aug 2018
does a tree care if you cut it down
to make a house
                a hundred books
                a boat
                a crib
                a trebuchet
                a bow and arrow
if you dig it up to build a street
                                          a church
                                          a home
                                          a mall
                                          a wall
                                          a well
                                          a garden
If you burn it to the ground
                                     for fun
                                   for spite
                              by accident
                         to stop the fire
                      to **** the dryad

all it thinks about is Sun
                             and Earth
                             and dirt
                             and rain
                             and bud
                             and root
                             and wood
                             and leaf
                             and acorn
would that there were
more of these thoughts
498 · May 12
Ciel Noir May 12
revenge is
two men in a wooden ship
throwing lit torches
485 · Aug 2018
How Deep
Ciel Noir Aug 2018

a word


a thing

here a feeling
there a scale

here a thought
there a tail

here a whisper
there a wing

O how deep that dragon sings

here a letter
there a number

page by page
it takes shape

in its sleep


from its


481 · Oct 2018
Ciel Noir Oct 2018
many stars
spilled like seeds across the sky
waiting to become alive
as we are

what am I
staring out into the sky
bright enough to wonder why
only stars
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