Saturday, November 06, 2010

The glass you gave me is emptiful

Watch me closely, God,
though you’ve seen it all before.

I’ve got the universe up my sleeve
and it’s itching for a sleight,
if you’re willing to be conned.

The stardust filling Aquarius
has poured for countless millennia
and it won’t brim the bottomless cup
of your oceanic blues.

That’s the warm-up for Lepus
who, lean and polar-white, leaps
out from my flipped-over cap
and is chased by the steel-plied
Orion’s hankering for roast hare.

Hunger-driven this heaven hunter
has a saggy belt; his sword’s tip drags,
slicing Gemini in two,
but twins can’t be parted long
and divinely grasping Pollux clasps
Castor’s pause anew.

Conjoined, they bow together
under showers of milky petals
kissing no-longer
furrowed brows till black
velvet curtains fall
and are followed by your eons of
endearing applause.

This poem was written for Poet's United's Thursday Think Tank Prompt: Magic


Annelisa said...

I love your Peaceglobe in the sidebar...where it can just rest awhile and be seen by all who visit!

I also read some of your poetry...I like it, I like it much!

Peace to you and yours


Unknown said...

love every work of yours! better with each day!

Mariana Soffer said...

Great poem, you write very well, I like how you play with words, it gives a special quality to your text.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Lovely piece of verse. Nice!

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

a magical, starbinding read, with God just off side( as usual!!!!)

Excellent play on words....

Best wishes Eileen :)

Francis Scudellari said...

@Annelisa Thanks so much for the visit.

@Smita I'm always striving for growth and hoping I can achieve it :).

@Mariana I'm glad you like it. Sometimes I worry that my word play can come across as too clever.

@Shail Thank you

@Eileen God and I do have a special relationship ;)

Philip Thrift said...

The constellations are well aligned in this poem!

Ella said...

You cleverly wove this one, I loved all the imagery~