Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Armoire

When you wear your dress
of sheer white
pure and spotless
I sit in silence
seeing knowledge that is great.

When you wear your dress
of dull grey
jaded and insipid
I lie in ennui
breathing death that
seems immortal.

When you wear your dress
of brilliant blue
infinite and azure
I look in awe
feeling the stretching ocean
in a single drop.

When you wear your dress
of abundant green
I stretch my soul
laying its weariness
like a dewdrop on the grass
for your sun to drink.

When you wear your dress
of glittering gold
I toil and sweat
matching my work to your
immediate glory,
beads of pearl on your shimmering dress.

When you wear your dress
of transparent crystal
I open my arms
receiving and giving
all that is forever
a flowing river.

When you wear your dress
of crimson red
Then I take my pen
dip it in your blood
Then creation kneels
in awe before the poet.

1 comment:

Parvati said...

Passionate.

#'Dress' is a word I don't like here, but frankly have no clue what you can replace it with :-)...

#'Stretching ocean in a single drop' is lovely.

#'laying its weariness
like a dewdrop on the grass
for your sun to drink.' is even more lovely than all else here.

# 'matching my work to your
immediate glory' - this is great poetry. How DID you think of such a combination of words to express just this great thought is beyond my layman sensibilities; but, I enjoyed it immensely. Thanks.

# 'receiving and giving all that is forever' would have been perfect without the flowing river at the end I think. Because then it speaks of the beauty of the temporal actions of taking and giving from all that is always there anyway. But yes, a beautiful stanza again.

# Very enjoyable reading.