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Friday, January 3, 2014

For 'N'



In your many names I see . . .  frank sense . . . ways demure . . .  where did you go?
I'm missing your dreams . . .  my dreams too . . .  our poetry . . .
 . . . . When I was to heaven sent . . . .
Our grapes . . .  our tea . . .  our sacrament.

My voice is hoarse . . . my feathers black . . .
I'm in my coffin..  on my back . . .  I'm spent.
Come open it up, come let me out . . .
Release me from this awful drought.

You fed Egypt, fields waving . . .
You're dreaming for your dead brother and lover,
Osiris from the underworld who came,
You're sad wondering, how is it possible . . .
To put him together again.
 . . . Isis and Osiris will find each other,
 . . . you're his sister, wife. .  and mother.

I saw you dancing your dance to day . . . holding two ears of corn . . .
 . . . the Goddess with a microphone . . .
I saw your dance . . . I heard your voice . . .
I felt your trance . . . amidst the glances
 . . . of a dozen admiring boys.

I wanted to talk to you . . .
Of your wishes and your dreams . . .
I wanted to meditate upon your clues
And compose your light in beams . . .

I dreamt two rivers . . . both fresh and blue . . .
They joined . . . and then they talked to each other . . . in a deep mournful tune.
Rivers like a road . . . I floated down both,
No need to drive . . . or walk . . . this you know . . .

You say you are dark . . . this isn't true . . .
You are so light inside . . . the rest just isn't you . . .
You brought light . . . you brought me back to life . . .
You brought a gift . . . I know you were a wife.

I'm feeling the hurt in your heart . . .
And I'm wanting to help that . . .
Yes what would the world do . . .
If there were no fear.

At last fear rolls the wheel
 . . . of Kali's terrible cart.
It carries away my body
 . . . away in sixteen parts.

I await you finding me again. .
 . . . I wait where it is dark . . .
I await you calling my name,
 . . . I wait you calling, "M__k".


Photo: Painting by Max Beckmann


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