Treasure Island

Warren Falcon

(04/23/52 - xxxx / Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)

Poetry As Constellation


for Karthik,

'...descend, and of the curveship lend a myth to God.'


You hear

'consolation'

as 'constellation'

when I explain

a poem is a

consolation


work that I

am compelled

to


as a lover

is to traces

pointing

beyond sighs

and windows

where

Arcturus

stands

poised

wheeling

in night's

patient

round,

his arrow

strung

forever

ready to

swiftly fly

as am I

along the

spatial curve

of your

arching

thighs.


Thi s, too,

taut,

restrained,

breath held

between

Perpetua's

swollen

lips of

praise -


If you

could only

see what

I see in

your eyes

when the

arrow

finally

flies

Submitted: Sunday, July 11, 2010
Edited: Sunday, June 16, 2013

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  • Warren Falcon (5/6/2011 2:10:00 PM)

    Thank you, Wendy. Glad you caught the heat which is what I wanted the poem to build up to in its 'fallling text-arrow' downward from the wheeling sky toward receptive horizon...am going to tweak the spacing of it here and there and then leave Arcturus to his own advances...

    If you enjoyed this poem you may also find my poem, Archeology - What The Stele Says 'Upon Taking A Much Younger Lover', somewhat 'warming' :) .

    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/archeology-what-the-stele-says-upon-taking-a-much-younger-lover/

    Warren (Report) Reply

  • Wendy Bureau (5/6/2011 1:18:00 PM)

    Phew! It's toasty in here... Beautifully executed! .. Sultry... yet Serene..
    Nothing more romantic than gazing the stars on a clear night... Move over Cupid... Arcturus is in town...

    Bravo... (Report) Reply

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