Joseph S. Josephides

Rookie (23rd of May,1948 / Larnaca, CYPRUS)

Let Us Plan Beyond Death, Rimbaud

The docs cut my leg, no hope for me to survive,
the paralysis affects already my eyes, my heart,
Rimbaud suffers the same and raves in his bed:
'My sister Isabel, you in the light, me in the dark.
He invites me to escape and go to Algiers, Aden
both of us be hikers in a large road, in mini forests,
our heads touching the sky, both as lords of silence,
a poet, says, must fight against the ocean of evil,
then the sun pulls our drunken boat with light-fibres.

Rimbaud, life is worthy to enjoy, before you live it:
I sent photos and gifts to my friends and relatives,
now I order togas, tailored to my grandkids’ sizes,
a photo, with me smiling now, for their graduation
from the University; at that time I’ll exist for them,
in that photo of the past which enters into future.
If my trireme is buckled, her name will still float,
if the sea disappears, my sweat will mold another sea,
if the island is dissolved, tears will solidify a same one.
Build me into a wall with a sound of love, like the King
with his flute, let my bones be in a new lovable body.

We are the very Space-time which exists thanks to us;
If we lose everything, we stare at you from the infinity,
moving for you the trees that had turned into marble.
Good morning to you night, light is born in darkness.

© JosephJosephides

Submitted: Friday, January 10, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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

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 (Let Us Plan Beyond Death, Rimbaud by Joseph S. Josephides )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. A Moment Of Happiness, Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Inspiration, Henry David Thoreau

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »


Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Some Men's Deaths, Randy McClave
  2. Moments Don't Exist, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. She looks nice, Nassy Fesharaki
  4. My Frozen Breeze!, rajendran muthiah
  5. ZZ Your Wish Is Granted, Saiom Shriver
  6. There Is No Good In Goodbye, Casarah Nance
  7. the old tatered guilt, Clara Keiper
  8. Going Ahead, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. Bless You, Michael P. McParland
  10. Richard Doe, Adeosun Olamide
[Hata Bildir]