Friday, October 7, 2011

Solstice to Equinox

Solstice to Equinox

Anaïs, Anaïs;
Litha has passed
and we are left
to mourn the coming
autumnal balance, for
creatures such as we
crave the severe
and eschew
this gentle world.

Travel with me to
The Tropic of Capricorn
and leave behind
the ever shrinking
days of Cancer.
There we can live
in eternal summer
and Black Spring.

Grieve not my love,
for with the arrival
of Yoole’s long nights,
Sirius shall align
with Orion’s belt
and point us back
to the elliptical
apex, and June.

(Excerpt from "Another Hotel Room")


Obsidian Eagle (ItzQuauhtli) said...

Incredible, I mean it. Simply excellent versification.

Thank you for this poetry and your support chez Le Tuit!

PS - I too am a Bukowski aficionado, ever watch Barfly?

Khakjaan Wessington said...

Oh! Really impressive. Loved how you adapted Miller's symbolism to the poem & made it your own. Going to reread it again after this post. Deserves at least 3 reads.

I think I've finally seen into the soul of your poesis. I like it.

Steven Marty Grant said...

I was trying to channel Miller when I wrote this but it came out a bit too sentimental.

Mary said...

This is good! Kudos.

Morning said...

welcome in.

what a lovely poem.
keep entertaining...


Anonymous said...

great write really.. happy valentine! here's mine..

Jingle said...

Hello, Thanks for the love to Poetry Potluck! You Rock!

Awards 4 Poetry Potluck Week 22, Enjoy!

Your contribution means a world to us, Happy Thursday!
See you next time!

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...


Thanks a lot for your contribution to Jingle Poetry Potluck, hope to see you share your poetry with us tonight…

Always, your input is valued…
Happy Sunday!
Love, xx

The Orange Tree said...

amazing expression.

Ann LeFlore said...

What an incredible romantic poem you have penned here the love inside is really strong and so well expressed so well done

Eden Baylee said...

It's not overly sentimental to me. It speaks to the heart.