Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Serpents of Gold

The Serpents of Gold


Crown that fits neither king, page
or renouncer - the gentle
brilliance concealing pure.

The threads of propitious shine
weave together the grand ease
of the head, universe haze

in the emptiness of shore,
where both banks unfurl lupine,
whose dew cures reminisce.


The serpents of gold press, chaste
eyes, with no speech in distance,
through the narrow, pale membrane.

Mouths stretch into foliage;
the scales plummet in a gorge
while leaves flourish from collapse.

This is where I want to be,
the fragrance of an entrance
of an invisible smile.

Above my head, the pasture
places its soil, chickadee
notes on the wind, disintegrate

into rain of a square stone
where spring the thousands of vine
and the fruit and fragrance.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Kind Thoughts! Kind Thoughts!

Kind Thoughts! Kind Thoughts!

Kind thoughts! Kind thoughts!
The bubbling of pleasant reminisces
and fingers pointing to oneself,
as if I was all that mattered.
Watching the wet grass with warming
compliments to myself,
there are thoughts pricking the soil
and convulsing to the tress, clouds
and heaven cries for the thorn grows
as if it was all that mattered.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Where Does the Time Go When You Sleep?

Where Does the Time Go When You Sleep?

Where does the time go when you sleep?
Does the air speak of metronomes
or laugh memories until it weeps?

My head rushes to still
after the day’s gorging and supplication
the bent brain regains the solitude of what is real.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Through the Bottom Window

Through the Bottom Window

Through the bottom window,
our garden had dew from stars,
and a pole of light that was a parcel -
as an arm, it stood to touch unmoving skies.

Half in the earth’s atmosphere, half in the cold outer region
a bird with wings like fans sped towards -
in awe or anger it saw the light with prominence.
To puncture through or lay obeisance,
it could not decide -
it saw, and watched.

And the light that gave all its birth
smiled like a mother’s stillness.

Feet of a sprout and crest of a crown,
the brilliance had dissipated -
inside the outline of the remembered shape
the particles of silence -
and harboring outside breach,
a sanction from the creator of forms.