Leslie Philibert

Bronze Star - 2,826 Points (6th March 1954 / London, England)

A Tumult Of Water - Poem by Leslie Philibert

Water seeks a simple path, thoughtless
lines in the softer ground, a rushing

tumult of water and stones breaking
downwards and creating the face

of the drowning man, someone like this,
a to-be-ended, a lost, a water smacker

liquid runner, a dancer failing to bend
his feet to the moving ground, an unholy wetness

a face forced into a liquid laugh, no answer,
the shock of an obscene ballet

failing to contradict the rain and the salt
and the waves stopless and stopless.

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  • (10/9/2013 3:35:00 PM)

    Some of the lines make sense alone, together no. A rewrite would be better. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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