Poem: Returning from a Marvelous Journey

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I’ve got a window up my sleeve
    and a door in my shirt
I can open any time to walk
    out into the blue. Arch my
      arm and see
meadows, sunbursts, vistas.
Pantaloons of mileage, shoes of market silver,
windy hair from lunar rocky mountaintops
   shagging this way and that
like a semaphore signaling which
     road to come in on, which
circuitous loop to take to the
        interior.

All this from being in the Land of Marvelous Vision,
Place of Collapsing Mirrors,
the spiral staircase from heaven to earth
down which, in diaphanous gowns of mist,
come tall ladies of supernatural beauty
with cats’ eyes and lips of lapis lazuli.

I saw a blind man pick up a crystal
   and see through it to the
       ends of the earth.

I saw a protean bird change shape a
   hundred times and end up a
      small boy with red shovel
          standing in sand.

My beloved’s eyes put a second moon in orbit,
my beloved’s lips send shivers across Jupiter’s hills,
my beloved’s heartbeats drumming rhythms in
Pluto’s clouds balance on sharp mountaintops before
    scudding off into
 
shadowy territories.

About danielabdalhayymoore

Poet, artist, collagist, publisher, hoping to save a little bit of the world through ecstatic utterance... ordered in balanced lines and unpremeditated images...
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One Response to Poem: Returning from a Marvelous Journey

  1. ModWestMuse says:

    MashaAllah. This is fantastic. I’d love to go there too!

    “All this from being in the Land of Marvelous Vision,
    Place of Collapsing Mirrors,
    the spiral staircase from heaven to earth…”

    Truly wonderful. But here we are loitering in our “shadowy territories”.

    We need to your visions to take us out…

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