Sunday, February 13, 2011

2 POEMS FOR VALENTINES DAY

The Night Before The Morning After.
                                                                                            For Anne.

I find myself at the old game
the old absurd ecstatic folly-ridden game
of trying to guess your mind
caught up once more in the eternal question-jungle;
“will she come?” “won’t she come?” “Maybe not”.
One half of me says you will be true to yourself
and lose your way once again.
Another and the more naive bit of me assures me
you will arrive come hell or stale porter
blaming me as ever for woeful misdirections
and in effect saying with brown-eyed  refinery:
“why the hell pick such an outlandish place to live?”

And no doubt I shall be wordless in your presence
if you can imagine such a phenomenon
and as we self-consciously attempt to pick up long-loosened reins
my eyes upon you will be playing the old remembered ballet
under the heavy drink-laden dream-laden weight of years
almost embarrassing you into temporary disarray.
You won’t be fooled, however, knowing me well;
as always you will see beyond the quick foolish clown’s mask
far beyond the ready bottle of release, the straw of salvation
the real body alone in his microscopic dust
dreaming dreams forever far beyond his station
studiously looking away from you.

Yet let the old motto endure.
Drink and be merry, for tomorrow we may think.
And that could well spell disaster.

In anticipation of tomorrow
I hope the pleasure we have always found in each other
will outwit the ever-eager hawk of remorse.

Girl, bravely fool me with that old brown-eyed witchcraft
blinding me to the lesser losses of life
and guiding my reason towards the greater humbler gain.

My wish for you upon this wary midnight:
May your life be a warm attendance of light.


Christy Brown


Christy Brown (5 June 1932 – 7 September 1981) was an Irish author, poet,and painter   who had severe cerebral palsy. Although He was most famous for his autobiography My Left Foot, which was later made into an Academy Award-winning film of the same name, he also wrote some really beautiful and romantic poetry.
   pomes  ALL SIZES 
NIGHTSONG.
For Paula
                               
                                    You held me to your
                                     bruised self.
                                     I aching with a want
                                     that held,
                                     it’s own fears.
                                     We spoke words that were
                                     small charms against
                                     uncertainty.
                                     Bright faith, flung
                                     at reality.
                                     I lay half-scared
                                     held strong.
                                     In this dark our host
                                     till touched breathed
                                     it’s night-song,
                                     and the words laid
                                     their ghosts.
san valentino(G.M.)


Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs, Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages,  when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

   pomes  ALL SIZES 

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4 comments:

winstonsdad said...

Two wonderful poems ,hope you and your other half had a great day ,all the best stu

parrish lantern said...

Thanks, hope you, Amanda, & Winston had a Valentine's day that was as loving as you could wish for.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I LOVE these!

parrish lantern said...

THank you Elizabeth,I did love your spudgun.