Farewell (after Neruda)

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2014: A Poem a Day Challenge

Poem a day #23 is a response to prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: 1) Write a “location” poem, and 2) write a poem based on poem in a foreign language.
 
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I perceive you a guest
In a foreign city spending
Your quiet courtesy

As I remain sequestered
My distilled heart
Keeled by the harrowing

Escape you managed
Well into the twilight
A lapse of judgment

That only the perfidy
Of a sorrowful tune
Makes imperceptible.

 

 

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Happy Place

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2014: A Poem a Day Challenge

Poem a day #22 is a response to prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: 1) Write an optimistic poem, and 2) write a poem for childiren.
 

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I’d rather go dancing
than clean my room

dress up all fancy
in a pink frilly gown.

My friends all around
me prancing spoon

fashion together like
gold stars that sing

in the sky. No one
can shine brighter

than the glow
of our dreams.

 

 

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Temple of Dendur

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2014: A Poem a Day Challenge

Poem a day #21 is a response to prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: 1) Write a “back-to-basics” poem, and 2) write a poem in the style of the New York School poets.
 
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Ported to New York bedrock from cliffs
near  the Nile,  you were re-built block
and stone at the Met.

I was twelve and marched up and down
the museum mile because it was
my home. I watched the careful

men lift your heaviness only to place
it down again and again, nudging
gigantic puzzle pieces over time.

It’s not like I knew how to erect
the past in the present and let
hordes enter its smallest spaces

touch the holy interiors with grimy
hands like mine, erase sandstone
crevices made by the fingers lost

looking for succor in landscapes
of temple and Egyptian sand. Yet
I will never forget not knowing

how death traveled upstream with
a wooden spoon or how ancient
slaves ever managed  to lever

the burden of pharaohs yearning
to ride a cloud, be like sky holding
its weight with the moon.

 
 

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If Only I Could Say

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2014: A Poem a Day Challenge

Poem a day #20 is a response to prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: 1) Write a “family” poem, and 2) write a poem in the voice of a member of your family.
 
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These long slender fingers
nails bitten to the quick
the thumb I sucked until

I was much too old to
so they trained me to quit
now deftly manipulate metal.

They form, file, finesse fixtures
that naked models flaunt in
photographs: bulbous flowers

or feral figures on link chains,
silver delicacies worn by angels
wrought from hard-won skill.

These same confident hands
can balance a martini glass
while circulating through rooms

of strangers, chatting about little
secrets and tall tales forgotten once
family comes knocking at the door.

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Tricolor Niso

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2014: A Poem a Day Challenge

Poem a day #19 is a response to prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: 1) Write a “color” poem, and 2) write a poem from a list of seashells.
 

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Shoulderback sea cat
in your Peruvian hat
a strawberry top

you dance last
night’s incised moon
a false-cup and saucer

Not in a heavy bonnet
you move more
like a sparse dove

a Lazarus jewel box
in triangular nutmeg
unequal, bittersweet.

 

 

 

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Rubaiyat to Sky

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2014: A Poem a Day Challenge

Poem a day #18 is a response to prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: 1) Write a “weather” poem, and 2) write a  ruba’i. which  is a four-line stanza, with a rhyme scheme of AABA. In this Persian form, multipe stanzas in the ruba’i form are a rubaiyat.
 
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What rumbles outside my window
is nothing less than a bulbous glow
of troubling clouds that hold things
I have yet to mention before you go.

There is no shame in me keeping
the gold you left me while sleeping
out on the curb. I’d  hold up the sky
as if that could refrain rain seeping

into the buckets placed at the door.
If you could still weather the store
keeo staliions you hold in tether
I’d make peace for you on my floor.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bridging the Gap

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2014: A Poem a Day Challenge

Poem a day #17 is a response to prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: 1) Write a pop culture poem, and 2) write a poem in which you very specifically describe something in terms of at least three of the five senses.
 
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I’ve watched Downton Abbey
enough to know that the muddy

scent of life is more like the way
Thomas Hardy’s dialect describes.

The landscaped parks of television
estates remind me so little of Tess

of the D’Urberville’s fate and retreat
to rocky Stonehenge. There I never

got close enough to repose or touch
after I traipsed for miles harboring

a cold under a windy, rainy sun
from Salisbury Cathedral. There

I took in the full view of what was
built under duress over many years.

A steeple reaching for God.
An ancient bridge to heaven.

 

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