Sunday, December 28, 2008

Untitled Poem

I dreamed of a girl
with dark skin and bright eyes
long hair and long neck
and warm copper lips
willing with chaste kisses
their taste the promise
of youth fulfilled
Out of place among us
in the midst of our filth
her royalty was unmarred
She gave me a gift
of gems and precious metals
but when I looked at it later
it was a simple thing
a child's thing
of bright colored clay


This poem is the direct result of a very vivid dream I had. The setting is an idealized evocation of warm summer nights in my teenage years. I loved the ambiguity of the symbolic gift.

2 comments:

  1. This is really cool. As a fellow poet I am pleased to see someone posting poetry on their blog. Have you heard of AllPoetry? It's an amazing site where you can upload your poetry and it becomes instantly copyrighted, and it is a really cool community of poets there.

    www.allpoetry.com

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  2. No, but I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip!

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