Though Lovers Be Lost 4-7 /7

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“Though lovers be lost, love shall not;
and Death shall have no Dominion.”
Dylan Thomas 

Though Lovers Be Lost
4-7 /7

4

Who carved my future
in each sliver of bone?

A scratch of the iron pen
jerks the puppet’s limbs
into prophesied motion.

Who mapped in runes
the ruins of this heart?

Above me,
a rag tag patch of cloud
drifts here and there,
shifting constantly;

like this body of water,
this flesh and blood
ship in which I sail.

5

Eye of the peacock,
can you touch
what I see when
I close my eyelids
down for the night?

Black rock of the midnight
sun, rolled up the sky,
when will you release me
from my daily bondage?

 Last night, the planet
quivered beneath my body
and I felt each footfall
of a transient god.

6

Thunder knocks
on the door of my dream
and I am afraid.

I no longer know my way
through night’s dark wood.

Who bore her body
out in that rush of rain?

Could she still sense
the sigh of wet grass?

 Could she still hear
the damp leaves whisper?

7

A finger of fog
trickles
a forgotten face
down the window.

The power of water,
of fire, of frost;
of wind, rain, snow,
and ice.

Night’s incoming tide:
stark waters.

Rising.

 

16 thoughts on “Though Lovers Be Lost 4-7 /7

  1. Oh lordy I love reading your work…my library could certainly make room to house a complete collection.

    “I no longer know my way
    through night’s dark wood.

    Who bore her body
    out in that rush of rain?

    Could she still sense
    the sigh of wet grass?

    Could she still hear
    the damp leaves whisper?

    A finger of fog
    trickles
    a forgotten face
    down the window….”

    I’ve lost parents and lovers, spouses and dear friends…I kind of thought this was an expression of that kind of loss.

    It caused rain in my eyes.

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    • That is so kind of you, Pearl. John and I, he came round specially, prepared Monkey Temple for Amazon this afternoon and I submitted it this evening. I will place Though Lovers Be Lost up there next, possibly tomorrow, but certainly asap. I think I have about twenty poetry books in total and I’ll put them all up, one by one! Thank you for your encouragement.

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