Friday, September 15, 2006

"Themes under dreams"       [lyric d'anatique]

Abandoning everything right where it was
  (folding a few things if need be)
traveling by boat   airplane or bus
  finding the landing fleetly
and what if a myriad seasons have passed?
each gesture and crease remembers its cast

note after note resume as they were
  (maybe some accents different?)
life after lifetime gone in the blur
  themes under dreams drift potent
when numberless scenes have long since fled
fresh morns and eves arise from the dead

[Ragini Kukubh]


Blogger Rachel Dacus said...

A haunting quality to this. I like the opening lines especially for the mood they create of departures and transitions. Was this the poem you mentioned in your email? The link didn't point here, so I wasn't sure. Anyway, I like this a lot.


Fri Sep 15, 08:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger david raphael israel said...

oy vey, glad you asked -- inadvertantly I'd deleted the earlier poem that I'd meant to point you to. Now thankfully restored: "Shards in the shade" (villanelle).

The present poem I daresay is (in its quiet way) more serious; the villanelle being but an amusement / commentary of passing states of literature (at least as posited / described / imagined). "Themes under dreams" by contrast is (I'd hazard) akin to brain surgery (versus the other akin to circus acrobatics), though the former simile ... well one could name any more challenging discipline. Stated otherwise, it has a different range and direction of imagination. (Happy you landed here, despite the oy veyism.)

Fri Sep 15, 09:33:00 PM PDT  

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