Sean Godley

Rookie (17/11/1981 / Cavan, Republic of Ireland)

Beneath Old Roads and Pavement Paths


According to late morning light, when starred,
There breathes dead form; red form to gel us all,
Make white-true blood to kin of strangers known,
As past ash-future lives odd heaven’s place:
Two thoughts weigh moves with groaning twist and gurn
As still, beneath old roads and pavement paths,
There churns some bearing cauldron that compounds
Of man through beast, with yellow, storming sways,
In all that barely lived, and spews her stew,
And so fresh leaves, by gene trees, break with time,
Recorded in long mourning flight, but marred
So that we need not mourn, to truly fall
Upon that final sight, thus once they’ve flown,
Although they’re none in body, burned to lace
In earth, by worms and moths, make rust each urn
Unless, at speckled glass of valley’s baths,
False love, and too true war, with losing bounds,
Have striven twice to make their twisting ways,
Then spring, and each volcanic wrath, kills new.
Enraged, we’ll crave the ceaseless stench of lime.

Submitted: Sunday, May 28, 2006
Edited: Sunday, May 28, 2006

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Beneath Old Roads and Pavement Paths by Sean Godley )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Preamble, Christopher Logue
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]