[lit-ideas] Re: Sunday Poem

Mike -

I echo Judy's "thank you."  I hesitate to analyze it because you always say
it's just play, pooh-poohing any close examination. So I won't. I enjoyed
it.

Stan Spiegel
Portland, Maine


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From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 1:20 PM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Sunday Poem


>         ORIENTAL I'S
>
>
>              Dawn.
>
> At 5 a.m. I wake.  What does it take
> to get a drink in this place?  The woman I was toying with
> has fled the scene, I'll never have another dream like that one.
> My life has come undone, I see that now like a big eyed owl.
> I am the spit out fur and bones of my own devouring.
>
>
>
>           Noon
>
> Sun buzzing like a wasp at the window
> of opportunity. Aggiornamento!
> Ah, the sea breeze!
> See spawn and see wrack. Cut me some slack,
> I can't read these signatures.
> The wasp at the window
> is confused,
> it followed the cues,
> where is the nest?
> where will he rest?
> It circles, flies off, flies back
> following the track
> over and over again.
> I flap my wings and go on working.
>
>
>
>             Dusk
>
>
> She pulled her hair across her face
> hid there
> waiting for me to find her.
> Shucking corn in September,
> my hands are tough as the husk
> the softness of corn silk confuses me.
> I come back to the fields alone.
>
>
>          Night
>
> Walking home in misty-moisty,
> blurs of red and green and colors in between,
> I stop to touch a street light pole.
> Hug it.  Kiss it.  Whisper in its ear:
> Thank you for being, sweet being. Tee hee.
> Ah, life is rife with gratitude when you've dined on wine.
> Overhead, ten quintillion stars shine their love for me.
> I embrace them all.
> Happy to be God.
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