Wednesday, September 02, 2009

In the hush of sigh and silence


You Against The Stars

There was you, coming up out of water,
sky towering above strewn with moon.

Your white skin beaded with jewels, your
form a nightscape graced with rises and

slopes gentling fire that flashed high behind
you in the space between cricket chatter and

praise that left my lips naked and trembling
for the searing press of yours. We moved in

water, together in that way that leaves solitude
in the hush of sigh and silence. Time misplaced

us for some moments and there remained only
some part of me before all of you against the stars.

Joseph Gallo
August 31, 2009



Blogger Kyle parried...

Hard to believe you can pack so much love and sex and death into 12 lines, without ever mentioning love or sex or death. Well done.

September 07, 2009 8:11 PM  
Blogger Joseph Gallo parried...

Well, Kyle, I hadn't quite thought about it that way, but I see your point---all of them.

Place and mood often capture more precisely what eludes us as poets and describers of what continues to eloquently elude us.

Lucky, I guess.

But that was how it was---Marlene coming up out of water that way---beautiful beyond the need to say so directly.

One thing's for sure---I'll mention all three subject matters copiously in the near future, I assure you.


September 07, 2009 9:50 PM  

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