To converse with the greatsby trying their blindfolds on;to correspond with booksby rewriting them;to edit holy edicts,and at the midnight hourto talk with the clock by tapping a wallin the solitary confinement of the universe.
It is a dare.
As I was reading “To Converse with the Greats” by Vera Pavlova, the message that I am getting from this poem is simply one word: Dare. This poem is daring you to step into the footsteps of those before you. Those people who paved way for you to continue on with the journey to becoming great if you dare. The risks that it could take are unimaginable, being blindfolded, you are changing things then along the way, not knowing what those risks are. It’s almost as if you’re blind and you’re just going along with the flow; going along with what you feel inside your heart is right and justice. Thus, you voice out your words. Have your words be put onto books, rewrite and write and be able to support yourself with testimony from those who came before you, and edit. Edit pages, rewrite and write until it makes an impact.
A shock felt at midnight hour, representing a new day. A new day dawning, the world waking up to something different. The world is now turning and moving forward with a different look, a different start. Every person out there, every individual will never look at this day the same as yesterday, for the universe, has been brought out of its own solitary confinement and brought forth a new beginning.
And all of this begins with a single blindfold, accepted by a simple dare.
Are you in or are you out?