Off Topic: Today’s Verse 48

Down in the dining room,

where those pale, blue lullabies

wait for instruction

a task, a reason

to be out this season

marigold riotous hues

imprint an unease

silently profuse;

Everyday is a gift

I don’t know if I can keep

And each night when I slumber,

I pray to awe

the morning grants me peace.

— yiqi 27 dec 2010 8:52 AM

4 thoughts on “Off Topic: Today’s Verse 48

    1. sittingpugs Post author

      Ming too! Your comment also reminds me of an excerpt from Clive Barker’s novella The Hellbound Heart:

      “The seasons long for each other, like men and women, in order that they may be cured of their excesses.

      Spring, if it lingers more than a week beyond its span, starts to hunger for summer to end the days of perpetual promise. Summer in its turn soon begins to sweat for something to quench its heat, and the mellowest of autumns will tire of gentility at last, and ache for a quick sharp frost to kill its fruitlessness.

      Even winter–the hardest season, the most implacable–dreams, as February creeps on, of the flame that will presently melt it away. Everything tires with time, and starts to seek some opposition, save it from itself” (31-32).

      The poem itself is inspired by reality (again)…and that I shouldn’t take for granted any positive experience or source of contentment. In the back of my mind, I have to be prepared that the next day it may be gone.

      1. jammer5

        Interesting. I’ve never read any of Clive Baker’s works, but am familiar with him via Hellraiser and Lords of Illusion. My son sent me World War Z for christmas, so I turned him onto American Gods (probably my all time favorite book). Quid pro quo.

        I just wrote a poem based on time and reality (as such).


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