Dom Moraes

(19 July 1938 – 2 June 2004 / Mumbai / India)

Dom Moraes Poems

1. The Garden 8/11/2016
2. Spree 3/29/2012
3. Architecture 3/29/2012
4. Key 3/29/2012
5. Rendezvous 3/29/2012
6. Absences 3/29/2012

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Smear out the last star.
No lights from the islands
Or hills. In the great square
The prolonged vowel of silence
Makes itself plainly heard
Round the ghost of a headland
Clouds, leaves, shreds of bird
Eddy, hindering the wind.

No vigils left to keep.
No enemies left to slaughter.
The rough roofs of the slopes,
Loosely thatched with splayed water,
Only shelter microliths and fossils.
Unwatched, the rainbows build
On the architraves of hills.
No wounds left to be healed.

Nobody left to be beautiful.
No polyp admiral to sip
Blood and ...

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