Monthly Archives: July 2012

Poem: 26 / The Soul

The soul is a flowering peach tree blooming on a bright green hill The scale of a dragon fallen into the Princess’ goblet turning water into the most effluvious Paradisiacal wine one sniff of which up our nostrils turns our … Continue reading

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Poem: 25 / The Rowers

The rowers of the big boats had no letup The trapeze artist has to catch his mate for once in midair it’s too late to be elsewhere A mortal born must go on until there’s no more going on then … Continue reading

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Poem: 24 / A Little Blue Monk

A little blue monk in a purple cassock served us sarsaparilla He looked through eyes that had been through a thousand years of blinking I think to him we resembled chrysanthemums in colored vases He wept as he told us … Continue reading

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Poem: 23 / Falling

If a body starts to fall and there’s nothing to stop it falling how long will it fall and through how many worlds? The visions of our hearts pass in a whooshing whirl The sounds in our ears of every … Continue reading

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Poem: 22 / Job Sits in His Chair

Job sits in his chair of molten lead Walks on a beach of burning sand speaks words that blister the air sings a soft song that his heart can hear Finds his closest companion just a jugular vein away Holds … Continue reading

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POEM: 17 / Poem Ending with Lines by Yeats

I’ve got a dark force swimming inside me sort of like the Beast from the Black Lagoon or the famous statue of Lacoön with everyone’s limbs entangled in snakes and its phosphor eyes and sulfur breath are searching out the … Continue reading

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Poem: 16 / I Hear Nearby

I hear nearby firing squad bullets meant for me I am elsewhere All my deeds in a little box in my heart There are trees in full leaf and meadows in full bloom Nothing ripples like a horse’s back bounding … Continue reading

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Poem: 15 / Science Fact Science Fiction

If illness by Allah is science fact then its cure is science fiction by a mad scientist we hope’s on the right track his beakers abubble his machinery abuzz the light in the air growing youthful peach fuzz a pasture … Continue reading

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Poem: 14 / The Lion’s Arena

The lions’ arena is full of medical equipment The roar of the lions is the great radiation ring whirring The crowd leaning forward with thumbs at the ready wears chemotherapy gowns It’s a hot day and a restless hum is … Continue reading

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Poem: 12 / If I Should Die Tonight

If I should die tonight it would be like stepping out onto a big pond’s lily pads with all the other frogs combing out my hair and flames falling onto a plate the horse muzzle that follows me finally coming … Continue reading

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