I love you, rotten, Delicious rottenness. I love to suck you out from your skins So brown and soft and coming suave, So morbid, as the Italians say. What a rare, powerful, reminiscent flavour Comes out of your falling through the stages of decay: Stream within stream. Something of the same flavour as Syracusan muscat wine […]
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
thought that nature was enough Till Human nature came But that the other did absorb As Parallax a Flame — Of Human nature just aware There added the Divine Brief struggle for capacity The power to contain Is always as the contents But give a Giant room And you will lodge a Giant And not […]
When I was a child there was an old woman in our neighborhood whom we called The Witch. All day she peered from her second story window from behind the wrinkled curtains and sometimes she would open the window and yell: Get out of my life! She had hair like kelp and a voice like […]
Me from Myself — to banish — Had I Art — Impregnable my Fortress Unto All Heart — But since Myself — assault Me — How have I peace Except by subjugating Consciousness? And since We’re mutual Monarch How this be Except by Abdication — Me — of Me?
The ice monsters have come to visit me in my sleep They cuddle with me under my bed covers No, they hog the bed and push me out The wooden floorboards creak under my feet I wrap a wool scarf around my neck As I push the door open The breeze rushes in to greet […]
The sun sought thy dim bed and brought forth light, The sciences were sucklings at thy breast; When all the world was young in pregnant night Thy slaves toiled at thy monumental best. Thou ancient treasure-land, thou modern prize, New peoples marvel at thy pyramids! The years roll on, thy sphinx of riddle eyes Watches […]
The Poets light but Lamps — Themselves — go out — The Wicks they stimulate — If vital Light Inhere as do the Suns — Each Age a Lens Disseminating their Circumference —
had spent the night in the watch-house — My head was the size of three — So I went and asked the chemist To fix up a drink for me; And he brewed it from various bottles With soda and plenty of ice, With something that smelt like lemon, And something that seemed like spice. […]
Yup, I did it again; went shopping while hungry I even stood at the deli counter, contemplating whether or not I should buy a bit, a taste of Lebanon bologna and liverwurst, maybe a bit of strong swiss, a slice or two of dark pumpernickel a pickle from a barrel But I didn’t buy those, […]
Birds are flyin’ south for winter. Here’s the Weird-Bird headin’ north, Wings a-flappin’, beak a-chatterin’, Cold head bobbin’ back ‘n’ forth. He says, “It’s not that I like ice Or freezin’ winds and snowy ground. It’s just sometimes it’s kind of nice To be the only bird in town.”
YES, Lieven is back! “The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed. And days may pass in gay confusion, And nights in rosy riot fly, While, lost in Fame’s or Wealth’s illusion, The memory of the Past […]
. Take me to the temple My tattered soul seeks refuge The altar candles burn brightly The Great Mother is there She croons to me My will diminishes Her golden embrace Imbues my spirit I am fed
Here’s an immortal poem that I want to share with you, brought to my attention by my late grandfather, a wise man, if ever there was one: “If” by Rudyard Kipling. If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself […]
Dreams are born in misty mountains of somnolence Trickling streams of spindled fingered silver fluid light Crystalline clear from rain and dew untainted by reality Tributaries of hope the vapoured trails flow relentlessly on Ever downwards through the haunting valleys of midnight Growing, leaping rippling, stumbling over rocks of destiny Through lush gardens of rich […]
I’m stood here in a field of mud Covered in a comrade’s blood I wear the soldier’s uniform But I was not a soldier born We fight our chosen foe all day We leave our dead to rot away We launch attack and then retreat Blood oozes out beneath our feet Our backs are up […]
Kamal, soon will come your soul’s creation From darkness that has ever been your home Today will mark the end of your frustration The mortal world will then be yours to roam Kamal, now is the time for your salvation Cocooned within your embryonic tomb The seismic echoes of your incarnation Are rebounding to guide […]
I dreamed I was fighting for my country I dreamed of the cannon’s mighty roar A soldier boy in blue, a dream come true Defending my sweet homeland in a war I dreamed of a compound on the hillside And of a flag that fluttered in the breeze I heard myself cry as the bullets […]
Midnight, moonlight, lost in the black night The headless horseman is coming up the road You’re shaking, shivering, quivering in fright He might take you off to Satan’s dark abode Crouching, creeping, oppression is sweeping A grey mist encompassing everything around The sorrowful sound of a young girl weeping The manic laughter around you does […]
SACRED FLOWERS I walked through the misty forest Where many sycamore trees grow I saw the rare shrouded beauty Of sacred flowers in the snow She was waiting by the lakeside There were dewdrops in her hair Then she told me with a whisper That we must end our love affair On a cold november […]
I am knelt in supplication in a vast cathedral hall I feel the shards of angst firing deep into my soul I raise my eyes to search for a god of purest love I see only jaded angels in the tapestry above Communion candles burn and emit a spectral light casting dancing shadows in this […]
Burning Down The House. A lovely poem from the “Just Simply in Love” site! Check it out, dudes and dudettes…
Go and read this. It was shown to me by a friend, whom I hold very dear. <Click! > Show me a feather!
Something just now moved through my heart like the thinnest of blades as that red-tail pumped once with its great wings and flew above the gray, cracked rock wall. It wasn’t about the bird, it was something about the way stone stays mute and put, whatever goes flashing by. Sometimes, when I sit like this, […]
Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.” Said the old man, “I do that too.” The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.” “I do that too,” laughed the little old man. Said the little boy, “I often cry.” The old man nodded, “So do I.” “But worst of all,” said the boy, […]
I part the out thrusting branches and come in beneath the blessed and the blessing trees. Though I am silent there is singing around me. Though I am dark there is vision around me. Though I am heavy there is flight around me.
The last, late guest To the gate we followed; Goodbye — and the rest The night-wind swallowed. House, garden, street, Lay tenfold gloomy, Where accents sweet Had made music to me. It was but a feast With the dark coming on; I was but a guest — And now, all’s gone. Miss ya all (OUAF […]
Affection by Lindell Vecchio. I did not get this the first time I read it, but then I did not have my brain switched on. After having read it a second time, I must admit that I find this piece of poetry intriguing, endearing and alas very true. * * * Related articles Affection by […]
I am the Raven con of the world spirit of blood and mire; signal to the death, the awakening before the coming. I am the Owl a reincarnation of a fed Rat a wise soul searching – loving; I find youth during their revelation, and then take the responsibility, of explaining away the exodus. And […]
IN the old wars drum of hoofs and the beat of shod feet. In the new wars hum of motors and the tread of rubber tires. In the wars to come silent wheels and whirr of rods not yet dreamed out in the heads of men. In the old wars clutches of short swords and […]