Thursday, August 26, 2010

Poem: A Midsummer Night's Glee

This is a fun poem, something I don't do too often. It originally appeared in The Centrifugal Eye, You can read it in situ here:

I recommend reading the poem at TCE. The journal is a stunningly sensuous blend of color, art, calligraphy and poem.

A Midsummer Night’s Glee

commence to prate
on topics illustrated by bats
and sphinx moths;
and a clown-like moon
slants in fallen breeches.

lightning bugs court
whirligig silver
kicked up by beetles
on lunatic water;
and frogs burp
as if they had swallowed
Pan’s thyrsus.

coyotes dirge
like a barbers’ octet,
an owl spins its weird crick,
and spiders jig
their crazy legs
like trampolinists.

a goose speeds over like
what the f---
a meteor hurtles
as if Orion had spit,
and the stars decidedly
take their wish
and sleep on a cirrus.

1 comment:

  1. reminiscent of some of my earlier faves when i first met you....

    excellent for illustration :)