David Levitas

Rookie (14-03-50 / Debden)

David Levitas Poems

41. Not In This Life 8/28/2009
42. The Village 8/28/2009
43. Spite 8/29/2009
44. The Temple 8/29/2009
45. Cerne Abbas (August'98) 8/30/2009
46. My Body In The West...... 8/30/2009
47. Angels We Are... 8/30/2009
48. The Rock 9/5/2009
49. An Afternoon In East Croyden Station Underpass: A Memory Revisited 9/6/2009
50. Across The Northern Seas..... 9/6/2009
51. A Chance Encounter 9/6/2009
52. A Riding Rhapsody 9/7/2009
53. My Home 7/16/2007
54. Was It March, Was It May..... 9/7/2009
55. The Meaning Of Intelligence 9/7/2009
56. On Streams Of Silence... 9/14/2009
57. In The Smoking Room 9/16/2009
58. On My Bed 7/19/2007
59. The Angler Fish 9/6/2009
60. A Patchwork Quilt 8/29/2009
61. Poem Written In Walthamstow (1990-1991) 8/26/2009
62. The Meaning Of Sport 11/21/2006
63. Memories Of Place 7/16/2007
64. Crime And Punishment (Montanist Fashion) 9/7/2009
65. Babi Yaga 9/7/2009
66. Cigarettes 10/14/2007

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Countless cigarettes, they mark my time of mourning
Ash trays full to the brim emptied, they sign my lines of dawning
When the stress and strain evaporate
And my limbs are free of tension,
The tension of a disembodied mind disembowled by fate
And necessity turned her visage to my pity
Which welled and disappeared like a roaming heart
That made a mockery of my life, my art.

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Autumn Melancholy

Five seasons have elapsed between the lie and the next best thing
And still the leaves fall, mounting like ashes on poppy fields
Soaking their matter into the tearful truthful earth
That needs our assistance for its sustenance, its judgement and catharsis
Not a Greek trope but that which rests the heart
As its summation, its final reckoning and we are free of the denigration
That caught the fleeting things and raised in a halo
That which was undignified, ashamed of its sight;
The rain p

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