Category: poems

Samarkand – Poem

The mezzanine A half step lean Out of summerland Cold hand Chilled by Dry water Thrilled to fly From cradle to slaughter Adapt to The new blue Amidst the stair Half lidded Between fraying hair What’s needed Is precious peace Is precipice A half…

Tidy (Poem)

So clean and so neat Doesn’t it just insist That there is a steady beat That things persist But the static on the screen Seems less uncanny Than what is plainly seen All or any Tidy On the shelf Tides are never tidy You’re…

Cheap Perfume (Poem)

Barely breathin Through the incense That’s hidin The cigarettes And the mysteries of the Orient Are just histories Wrapped and bent Dropping into ashtrays Just behind the whiskey glass Rouding days Up with tallies made of grass You’re dirt My dirty cheap perfume And…

Invoking Apollo (Poem)

O you somber There in myriad ringing notes O Cast forth from Crete As the eleventh hour floats Abdicate mere merriment Be fleet In bending sail with wind of sacrament Angel of weeping Mourn now Dionysus as his blossom wilts Raise your crown and…

Rings – The Meditations of a Mortal

You. You there. Yes, you with the hair so like the leaves that autumn brings. Do you know why fall is my favorite season? It is not just the hint of chill in the air. It is because rings are made. Yes. I love…

Rapt (Poem)

There upon the minute hangs a phrase Summit of salvation Dares a finger raise Cardinal point Full of form beyond dimension Honey fountain angel lips annoint Beside the aeon In musty hall Shining ray dispels the Eidolon No more in thrall Dancing now Through…

Where the Lillies Lie (Poem)

Roll forth now and down the way Through the depressions go among lillies lay There you’ll find the sunshine in strange pockets There in atmosphere too rarefied for rockets For far beyond the sun there is All that is a whispered breeze Yes to…