Monthly Archives: February 2016

Singing Fountains, Rooted Trees


My Naiad, figurehead of the ship of dreams
Great infinitesimal being
Crowned by a ring of seabirds
Dissolving into a sole dove
Among thorny stars

The sea bleeding into your green eyes
The whole world oxidizing
Everything has roots
Everything is a flower

But you.
Brows: seagulls intoxicated on brine
And the sunny void

A heart like a sky
Where my kisses tinged, candidly as stars
And my eyes became gears,
Axles in the moon’s Dream-clock

The conch unleashes the insidious river of music
“Does love change hips or lips, lands or hands?”

Am I yours, are you mine
Or are we ours;
The womb’s,
The water lily’s,
The wake’s?
(This lingers on cerulean shells)

The moon is a half emptied carton of milk
Medea’s blood capsized like a topaz into the grave
The sky: a carafe of tears cascading
Over spume-laden and radiant orchids

A portmanteau of a quiescent summit
Nefarious, motive shadows
Receding among resounding echoes

Your nocturnal gaze solidifies
The barge of my iron-wrought name
Above the white river’s estuary

And a sonorous hymn of fountains
Pervades the jaded earth, ours to dream over



I. Between dreams and cots
Abstinent from warehouses
In the boudoirs of virgins
And my windowless soul
Love spread itself in garlands of clouds,
Clandestine hazels
Among your laky eyes that
Grasp shadowy minnows,
Moored to the sky of my brow;
Solitude’s pincers
As if drunken bells
Of emancipated doves

A raven exasperating,
A bee among the moon’s stamens,
Whitening your diurnal hills of eulogies

II. I, resurrected like a lighthouse
Doused of hopes
With your subduing prophecy
Of aged mirrors, neon sermons

Nascent swarms of scythes severing me
Into cologne-anchors of snuff-bottles
That, furious waitresses vend to narcissistic queens
And their dead infinities of regattas:
Oars of imperceptible hearts,
Oblivion but riggers in spumy reveries
Rising from a slumber of substance
With a cascade of hope
That snows onto my barren soul

In the form of wheat-ears
Weeping violets
Flasks of sorrows, lesions

III. Death: a kiln of ash, wombs
In streams of Christmas lights
That exonerate my chaste soul
Of inky armoires, milky chrysalises

Among aromas of a lonely
Wharf where the barge of kisses,
Keels of enigmatic mouths,
Within waters of time,
Departs for your isle rooted
In my laughter
That is the offshoot
Of your melancholy

Forged of aloofness,
Upon this carousel-world,
Where our lives infuse tears
As wicks or roads
Of matted, snaky coils,
Ensconcing bread’s
Breasts of chaff

Solitude promulgating:
Guitars of crows
And chords of mourning

Odes: To a Tree

I could love a tree
They are rooted like me
Entwined with aloof rings
And morphine butterflies

We could never ensconce the earth
Not through running, dying or dreaming

If the world was an atlas
I would have abandoned it, grimy
Atop the sky’s inky armoire

I, encapsulated in her trunk
As if an echo in a domineering cavern
With all my vinyls, geodes, tubers
And she: an overpass over my heart’s
Poppy-ravaged gorge

Odes: To a Spring

Little tassels of sprigs
With a thousand moist eyes

Hips of my echoing homeland,
Heaving padlocks to vulnerable stars

And closing like a flower
Amidst mercenaries of snow
Impounding petals
Thieving stamens

You are the Libra,
Bosom of discarded eviction-notices
In the opaque chaos of shadows
And icicles sedating rivers

Odes: To Blood

A blood-clod
Within the Red Sea
Where the vermillion ruler
Dealt Russian roulette to jets
Of rusted mouths,
Agape mines wore
In the green-lurching
Of tremors, amidst devilish
Axes that betrayed their
Pine-mothers with tendril whiskers
And resin coagulating
Into shadowy honey, amber diadem
For the nuptial ant-queen

Trains Running in My Dream

The trains are all asleep
In the embittered pine forest
Windows disentangle themselves
From their ashen coats
Boreas assailed in twilight’s grate

The moon extinguishes her cigarette of a still comet
A star descends into the cesspool of anguish, pinot
The night weaves garlands of clouds
Crowning the snowy, implacable hills

All flesh, life is in deep slumber
From the mountain to the lake
All but you, me, us on the vagrant rails

Axles inscrutably spin the sky into a coat of solitude
Gears morph clouds into air-flowers
Are we but butterflies flitting,
In the spring-like smog,
Past the amber-paned sky,
And the tinsel sun?

The train of dreams departs the station of my eyes
And enters your soul
Here melancholy coagulated
In lost keys to April’s coveted light
Lapsed coins to night’s vending machine of dreams:
Water’s smile
The pendant of a bluebell
Autumnal roots

The switchman is a tea-brewer of
Verdant dreams
The absurd world is but a pre-loved kettle
The womb’s water
Kerosene of childhood days
Spray of the tulip-barge approaching the
Peachy horizon
Throbbing sparks as
Raining into your
Gaping mouth

Our lips coalescing
Into the sole mass of an
And an infinite
Track of laughter

Love Sonnets: Winter

The sky weeps in the form of echoing gramophones:
Vinyl of rustic poppies, bluesy-rain tune, carillon-static

That night, whitening street sweepers; salting confectionaries
I mediate in drowned swimmer-arms of fires,
Rosy wines of tree-trunks, hosiery of stained glass

I loved you and you loved me more, in the verdant desert!
You are the sole habitant on my isle of caresses
And your eyes, lakes encircling with a sleepy aroma of gulls

This whole world becomes alien again
My longing, no longer mortal but I am still rooted
To underbellies of insomniac, twilight-hushed cities

River of suffering
Emptying into the ocean of the dead
I loved you, still: sublime, shivering star

Love Sonnets: Autumn

You are clenching the flower
My brumal heart yearns for,
Dove of warring-eyes,
Bread: nourishing groins,
Heaping nectarines seizing
The windowsills of your mouth with fervor

Merger of fury and melancholy
Oh, awning of pities, flowering avenues
With barefoot bicycles, a nude Cadillac

Smoke’s sash girdling the reverberating lamppost
Heaving voices, curdling tongues
Moon fastened to obituaries
Fleeting world in which we are but timetables;
Shadowy trains vacating the luminous soul

Love Sonnets: Summer

Here, upon coils transfusing despair,
We alighted: pigeons in dusk, pigeons over dawn
Entombed within golden steeples
Amid the spread of days
Emerging upon the cloud-napery,
Mountaintop wicks, sorrows for bowls, hands for hands

Odor of nostalgia infused,
From waking and slumbers
Among daydreams of spindles and thyme

I called you Andromeda with infinite-crystal tenderness
And anguish’s waves liquidated your sweetness
As if a port. You were in everything, filling everything:
Torn hearts, lovemaking dewdrops, ivy-sufferings
I called you maniacal, Maria, Mary, mine

Love Sonnets: Spring

Your mouth recalls a little vessel of hyacinths
Fissured by simple rings, entwined in dreamy foam-
I caressing you fearlessly, your sad form of tallows, chrysalises

Among my shipwrecked heart
Throbbing as an aged atlas or undressing roses
You are my sole lighthouse, hope’s daughter
Instantaneous kindling of love’s inferno

Net of kisses where my fish of solitude sang
O frayed sand bosom, cupolas of cerulean shells

Vagrant birds pecking at thorny stars
A wave, slightly hoarse on the briny flag
Of my maritime territory with polders, brikes

Your mouth infiltrating my ironless heart,
With desire-weaving pincers of love’s mantle