Puritano

Posts Tagged ‘poem’

Day

In writing on July 21, 2019 at 1:44 am

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There

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Having lost the habit of being

I found myself in a new place.

It was emptier than the one before,

one had room to breathe.

There were walls all around

but I did not mind.

On the principle that expressing oneself

is good, I screamed at the walls:

“Once I too had a child!”

If anyone heard me, they gave no sign.

Somehow then, I was wandering down

streets that were quieter than they had a right to be.

On the outskirts of a nameless city I paused

to give a finely patterned moth a testament of sorts:

What we cannot imagine will certainly occur;

Have little faith in the deceptive shine of the world;

Endeavor not to recapture the butterfly years of

youth with the torn net of memory, etc.

I traveled on.

Nights I slept huddled at the base of statues

of figures whose names I did not know.

The buildings, bridges and roads had

fallen into disrepair, but I had lost all my tools.

So many crossroads, so many paths to choose from!

At times I sensed I was near the coast,

but I never saw the sea.

Were those years then that followed one another down

like autumn leaves?

I knew I was almost done.

In some forgotten valley I lay on my back

sky above, earth below, stream by my side.

Peace came then, combing her long black hair,

someone was drawing the curtain,

and I glimpsed home.

You Shall Not Know

In Uncategorized on March 15, 2019 at 11:53 am

You

In Uncategorized on January 27, 2019 at 6:46 am

An Ending

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

An Apology

In Uncategorized on December 15, 2018 at 2:52 am

Once

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2018 at 10:06 am

The Dead

In Uncategorized on September 9, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Hammock

In Uncategorized on August 20, 2018 at 2:55 am

Meadow at Dusk

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2018 at 9:12 am