Category Archives: 1960s verses

city emptied

 

city roaring

emptied of nonentities

humanity pouring out

 

braked to incessant grating

bled into inner

tensions of choked mind

in fumes of

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O rose, dead


O rose, dead,

Velvet lips curl

Besmirched by death’s

Wanton kiss.

 

Where is your roseate breathing?

Your soul, vaporized like incense,

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Siamese cat

 

Siamese cat with noiseless feet,

Softly padding as we meet.

 

Siamese cat, with bright, green eyes,

In the dark like fireflies.

 

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I caught a glimpse of Beauty

 

I caught a glimpse of Beauty flitting by

Across the flat sands in the misty sky,

With trailing long hair and smoke-blue veil,

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silence

 

Silence in unheard roars of intense eruptions

Of molten clouds far flung in fire,

And the bursting rays before twilight:

Sparks from heaven’s silently clashing cymbals.

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It’s lovely to reflect on trees

It’s lovely to reflect on trees,

Dwelling in wetness or dry wind,

Listening with leaves to rain voices

Laughing freely with the breeze,

Silent mid thunder or

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delight

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The young intellect

Suddenly today
I found myself awaking
From loss in thought
And felt ashamed.

I should have caught this moment,
This awakening, I felt, long ago.

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Annunciation

Mary image, kneeling
With half averted face, listening
To Gabriel as he brings you
Knowledge that the womb of your aspiration
Has conceived of a child greater than the universe

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Not to know

Not to know when he came,
How his hand touched the central throb,
Sanctified the very stones of my ways,
Now with not a brick upon another
Of what’s been built in me.

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