Monday, October 31, 2011

As it does with everything

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I blame the moon for making things obvious. ~Kyle Kimberlin

Belluna


It must be the rotund starkness against unerring black
that allows for such contrast to swallow both eye and
reason. She was gone from my side a long time before
I noticed and for a long time before that. Standing as
we did there on a cliff, salted light on the sea below us
racing with worry all the way to a horizon that swelled
unseen in the distant darkness, our words snapping off
peaked reflections that brought us to such departure.

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Early October and summer gone, she went with it and
that was that. I might have written poems and songs
that tore bits of fabric laid out with love in craterglow.
The scent of hyacinth and lavender, anise rising up
in a coil of chaparral dragon that blew wind from a
desert we could not see from here. I wanted the moon
to lie, to tell me love would continue until sweet ruin
came to take it all back as it does with everything.

Joseph Gallo
October 24, 2011


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4 Comments:

Blogger Jan parried...

I love this poem. Lovely imagery throughout ~ "The scent of hyacinth and lavender, anise rising up
in a coil of chaparral dragon that blew wind from a desert we could not see from here." Thank you for sharing your wonderful words with the planet :o)

November 02, 2011 10:37 AM  
Blogger Joseph Gallo parried...

Thank you for your kind comment, Jan. Glad you enjoyed the piece. More soon and soon enough. ;-)

November 03, 2011 11:54 AM  
Blogger Kyle parried...

Beautiful, Joseph. A strong sense of place and of sorrow. And I'm touched you used my line for an epigraph.

November 06, 2011 10:10 AM  
Blogger Joseph Gallo parried...

Thank you for the fuse light, Kyle. You know how these things go---a small spark and we have ignition. Autumn seems the time for things of sorrow, the embracing of what passes from that place into whatever it becomes.

November 07, 2011 9:12 AM  

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