Saturday, January 17, 2009

Feathers


Plumes et Dragons ~ Anne Bachelier

In your headlong flight to deny the night
Its pound of sleeping flesh
You bypassed the gates where love awaits
your pounding heart enmeshed

You forsook too soon the waxing moon
And drowned yourself in stars
To grapple free of your family tree
And spend your life on Mars

But here below where time moves slow
And workers toil in torment
We were left behind in salt to find
Those dreams you never sent

But promises made and loyalties fade
In the monsoon of mystification
Leaving you high on the equinox tide
Without access to apt medication

But who are we to set you free
From the path of least resistance
When all we know may rot below
In the scrabble for our subsistence

For days will come and days will go
In the rush to reach the prize
And through journey slept, slow and ill-adept
Will we arrive surprised?

10 comments:

Yodood said...

This one is such a pleasure to read its rhymes and ride its rhythm that it leads me to new lands with each indulgence — and again. My favorite, so far

Pisces Iscariot said...

thanks Dood - analysis of this poem tells me i gave away more that i realised

Yodood said...

This one is such a universal metaphor it has reached its destination wherever one stops. Don't begrudge yourself the generosity. It is like that pure note I spoke about earlier, hitting it while playing the flute takes my breath away to infinity, a mobius fruit loop, as it were.

Yodood said...

er, ah, that was mobius "flute" loop. I failed to pun.

Pisces Iscariot said...

and it was a good one too... a cereal killer

James Higham said...

But who are we to set you free
From the path of least resistance

Indeed.

Candie Bracci(C.B.) said...

I love the way you chose your words and illustrations too.
This one is particularly showing all your potential.Carrying a lot of emotion.And to finish by an interrogation..
To be continued
;)

Pisces Iscariot said...

James: ...leads to the garbage heap of despair.
Candie: still think i gave too much away :]

littlebitofsonshine said...

thank you im moved to happy tears .Just WONDERFULL!!!!

Pisces Iscariot said...

Thank you sonshine - it's good to hear from you again.