Friday, May 27, 2011

POEMS ARE MADE OF THESE (Conversations with Stick Series #3)

Summer light, /thick as honey, pooling in squares at our feet:/ we ask to be touched, before being taken.
Take a look at this strophe, Stick, and weep.
If that’s not a tease, I know it is poetry. How so?
Summer light in squares thick as honey catches
us aquiver with blends of what eyes can see
that tongues can lick, a mélange of what rooms
can become when—as palaces of leaves—they
transform into sylvan hideaways engulfing
all who are bewitched by redolent fragrance
come like warm palms caressing cold backs
that must be touched. Poems are made of these,
Stick, like a strange amalgam of brew salving
the hurt and the lonesome before they sleep.
I need that brew tonight, Stick, before I sleep.
—Albert B. Casuga

Poem Prompt: “Letter to Myself, Reading a Letter” by Luisa A. Igloria, Via Negativa, 05-26-11

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