THE SCENT OF JASMINE

 

 

The scent of jasmine

fills the room

The heavy air of night

breathes on my neck


The evening star

is shining in the sky

The taste of sweet brandy

 is given full consideration.

 

The scars of dreams tattered

the hopes sullen in night

Metaphors astray gone awry

without any meaning

 

The words of poets elusive

when caged in print

but stunning aspirations

are heralded.

 

The young children scream

and dance in the field

until night time rises

 

endless parade of fools;

the town crier is loudly

shouting the news of vision

 

God’s love and angel’s song;

the chanting of the monks

in caverns reverbing

throughout the valley

 

 

Calling streams of woods

and the wilderness

now the flitting passion fallen

 

The wild coyotes prowling

and the lions roaring

All the creatures passing

 

But azure clouds batter the trees

and asphalt dieties are

shouting out commands

 

The whips of soldiers

and chains of dealers

held at bay by dreams of peace.

 

The waters are cool running

the amicable beasts of burden

glistening in winter’s moon

 

but full circle the dreams

do drift in spite of us

and yet still the circle unbroken.

 

1-3-92

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Am I right in presuming this

Am I right in presuming this was birthed in '92?  Love the concept of the "asphalt deities!" There is a saying we have, "if the trucks stop, Australia stops." Thanks for sharing.


here is poetry that doesn't always conform

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were you born yet?

were you born yet?