We climb for hours steep-sloping spirals


We climb for hours steep-sloping spirals,
We climb for history’s sake, for forgotten ages,
We climb for French-lunch loving,
Above the puerile plains and the fields beyond, where the man milking his cow wonder’d aloud, soft-spoken, softly,
Where have the children gone,
Down from the rocky crag of hidden spying and spiring of the black campfire smoke,
We stay for fragments of hummings and harmonies,
Food for lullabies of lulled sleep that cradled the mind,
Feeding lullabies sweet amber, from the cyclic risings and circlings I knew,
Feeding below that murky cloud-crop all-knowing and swollen as if with tears,
Feed the genesis babes of youthful and proud dust from the ground,
Feed the mature modern who now stands backward and weeps,
Feed the progress-driven mouths,
Feed the mouth kisses and more delights than these,
Food such as now a feast of past celebrations,
As the years, badgering, guiding, or overhead passing,
Brought higher, near grey ashes blow, whistling,
Farmer, yet by these specks a mountain man reborn,
Crying over the spilled milk, reaping what’s sown,
He, doer of tasks and pranks, father of act and reactor,
Building from ground to blue sky, but never piercing beyond them,
Off elevation runs.

For: http://gooseberrygoespoetic.blogspot.com/

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jyoti Mishra
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 07:17:49

    Feeding
    Feeding
    Feed
    Feed.. amazing work u did there !!

    Reply

  2. LoLa
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 07:39:24

    Well done, Beautiful. I love this line. We stay for fragments of hummings and harmonies,” Great flow

    Reply

    • wordcoaster
      Mar 22, 2012 @ 09:11:28

      Thanks so much! This is the start of a long work that’s currently in progress. I’m hoping to have a new segment added to it every day. So glad you enjoyed this 🙂

      Reply

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