Monday, October 09, 2006

34 |   "A novel occasion"       [pantoum]


The world is a novel occasion of the possible
the life one leads is a line inscribed in an ink
of striving for the tentatively impossible
the paper bares our vain attempt I think
the life one leads is a line inscribed in an ink
blood-red alike the berries on the thin vine
the paper bares our vain attempt I think
the halting hand maybe managing a fine line

blood-red alike the berries on the thin vine
or green betimes   akin to the vernal leaf
the halting hand maybe managing a fine line
it hints at a sea-like saga   sketched in brief
or green betimes   akin to the vernal leaf
whatever the hue   the cry emerges fresh
it hints at a sea-like saga   sketched in brief
its instrument being voice and breath and flesh

whatever the hue   the cry emerges fresh
whatever the day   its picture frames a question
its instrument being voice and breath and flesh
the aim of shadow is variable like suggestion
whatever the day   its picture frames a question
the question rolls as a ball   it's lightly tossable
the aim of shadow is variable like suggestion
the world is a novel occasion of the possible




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This is no. 34 in a sequence, Early Autumn Pantoums

1 Comments:

Anonymous Neo said...

Lovely

Wed Dec 27, 01:34:00 PM PST  

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