Poem # 37

My common sense in those portions which
were already running like analogies-
now as if by chance- my watch, gradual
sins and in some cases perhaps great
shadows full of thankfulness flashing
like neon nightborn Gods for a time.

A notion occurred to me that a
presence was following me. Do you
see the gulf that sun will
eventually fall? Year after year
flashed between the two minutes
as the sun ceased to be at the
foot of the mountain, and the
leg of the parts ring with blood
red bands. These circles enveloped
tigermen heated by the lifting of
a great wisdom learned from
those wild and fantastic forces
that make the Gods-
dayborn
or
nightborn-
appear so small.

The eyes covering the forest
closed covering the shadowy
fire seeking internal guidance.
I knew I should pray to the
forgotten things in
forgotten ways as the faint
whistles of boats and the murmur of
lost coastlines- where no sound
should ever be.

I was so near to what I sought-
or was it the eerie influence of
this place? I will broadcast over
the grey immensity of the ocean
for hope of honor among the
weeds. I gazed across the waste
of wild grasses underneath the
willows. I heard the ceaseless
beating of rain- wishing I had
the keys. The milk of the sun
in its own way stirred in me
a blossom that quickly closed
again the days and nights
spread out forming a trivial
modern song forming a trashy
appearance of a tail, and the
sky a glowing copper hue. A
barrel organ plays in the
temple in the distance an
ode to the dusky ones.

Nerves quivering in that
uncertain light in a
playground of lesser men
as the horizon rolled up
before the dim white faces
peering out from the forest.
Voices assure me in whispers
that I have been deceived.
There is no doubt an analogy
between the days and nights
spread out, and the wind
putting a hound on my trail.

The importance of all this
breeds a strange dawn that
I could not escape free
from the heaven the dayborn
Gods had made.

 

Written for dVerse.

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12 thoughts on “Poem # 37

  1. there is such an ominous shadow across this…i like the search for meaning in it…but find it haunting in the way i often do poe…its as much the language of it as it is the subject…the disconnectedness or dissociation at times….the lone bells toll for instance is like a supra reality….

  2. I heard the ceaseless
    beating of rain- wishing I had
    the keys…. even if we have them, they always only seem to fit for the moment… that small line between day and night always fascinated me

  3. You write about a surreal landscape, where all gods appear small, alacrity is the buzz word, & even the coast lines are fog bound; another fanciful epic entry into your lexicon of excellence. Don’t know wasup with my site; odd that.

  4. ‘I knew I should pray to the
    forgotten things in
    forgotten ways as the faint
    whistles of boats and the murmur of
    lost coastlines- where no sound
    should ever be.’ ~ magically haunting….

  5. Living on the gulf coast almost all my life.. with moisture of the gulf.. and mix of warm waters and cold air.. the cloud formations at times create vast kingdoms of Greek and Roman GOD’s sitting together amongst a feast of pastel colors robing them just right… in light… and then the shadows come and the demons lurk as well chasing the GODs back to covenant of hidden light…but anyway this is where the images of your words take me this evening and thank you for that as that December day of yesteryear is still packed in yearly photos soon to be reminded again..in the light of another December day…:)and eve…

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