The laburnum is in yellow bloom.
Dogs under it have score of years.
I have four or more to a Bible life,
My springs less for more blooms.
The dogs may have four or more.
Tree was lovely at twenty of years,
And not less lovely ,at my seventy,
But not that lovely at its seventy.
(taking off from A. E. Housman’s ‘Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now’
Gold had glittered so famously
By old sun that would later set.
He was a sun who rose to fame
As who could glitter anything.
Those days he was so famous.
All that he glittered was gold.
Well, they are words spoke in peace,
To fill the spaces between our lives.
Like a sea’s hum on midnight beach,
There is background noise in all this
Of a fall of bodies like tiny mangoes,
And wind fills spaces between them.
Our senses cry like ignorant crickets
In raining dark with many new frogs
Raising throats to night in orchestra.
Our faces are duly contorted in love
Like exaggerated gestures of dancer.
Our eyes turn up in repeated brows
But in the end they sound like of air
Like breeze rustling in yellow leaves
Dealing with dead past of the trees.
City gutter’s streams snaked
In the beach with all its filth,
Plastic decadence in its litter
By city of everyone’s destiny.
It took two hours for the sea
To puke its filth in city’s face.
A picture I get of self loose on things.
The nerves are taut with expectation,
An entire escape bid from plain truth.
Their wordy beauty haunts as ghosts
And cultures a melancholy in depths
A despair wrought by the otherness.
Words are metaphors for our escape
From body’s prison, its thought limit.
We propose land to buy and border
And let imagination set fancy price
At a far future , for gold it will bring.
The metaphor of the six by four plot
Comes to us so easy, to our borders.
A metaphor blurs borders so much.
A fraud call awakes a midnight,
To the starlight on a wet road,
In Georgia it must be pale west
A fraud call starts a sun’s death
And the orange sun sinks deep.
A caller better have early dinner
Try country in same time zone
And new trick, as sun sniggers.