Friday, June 04, 2010

sonnet: as aquifer

goddess lumens,
arpeggios wither,

whether coarsed or blessed,

vision follows the paths

we least resist. gather

yourselves, seek the solace

of leaves, the changing

of blue in green -

the circle green,

the figures blue:

sadness abates, as

aquifer fills

the bluing you,

the scenting green.



Blogger Dee Martin said...

love this line: vision follows the paths we least resist. Home from graduation and ready for that solace of leaves and throwing the alarm clock in the trash. I'm going to sink into bluing and greening!

10:09 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

What a beautiful poem! I love the lines "arpeggios wither" and "vision follows the paths we least resist" and "the changing of blue in green." I also love the image of green-scented blue aquifers filling up under the sun, but your picture looks like a picture of a Gulf Coast beach in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or Florida.

10:11 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: I wasn't sure about that line as it was forming up, presenting itself, but I decided to go with the poet and not with my head. Welcome to your summer, girl!

11:03 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: I'm glad you like the poem: I liked it, too, though I was struck by its simplicity. I found a really cool blue and green underground aquifer image, but decided to go with this, a photo of the surface of Mars. Those "gullies" are presumed evidence of aquifers on the 紅色星球.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Your Chinese has improved immensely of late, Murat. Have you been going to Saturday Chinese school?

12:42 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Just everyday Google Translate School. I will pass the compliment along to them.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Short Poems said...

I think is really nicely done poem!

4:58 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Thank you, Marinela.

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Richard said...

...solace of leaves put me in mind of
Lullaby of the Leaves

Billy Eckstein here.

12:37 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Richard: Nice groove on that lullaby.

8:42 AM  

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