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The Weather Prophet [Aug. 12th, 2008|12:43 pm]
Tony Grist
 Here's a poem from 20 years ago- unlike anything I might (or could) write now.  

                                   THE WEATHER PROPHET

 

                                    I stroke her dusty hair.

                                    My hand drops to her shoulder.

                                    Touching helps to quieten

                                    The mind's unending palaver.

                                    Whether we serve the flesh,

                                    Our Indian teachers have explained,

                                    Or rarify the spirit,

                                    Still we are on the Way.

 

                                    Reaching across the board,

                                    My fingers touch her fingers.

                                    My eyes detain her eyes;

                                    I think of infinite distance.

                                    High on his minaret,

                                    Scenting the distant mountain snows,

                                    The great king's weather prophet

                                    Gives himself to the sky.

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[User Picture]From: mazzie
2008-08-12 12:08 pm (UTC)
This is lovely.

why does it come and go?

*frustrated*

I haven't written anything in at least a year.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-08-12 12:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I don't know why it comes and goes. All I know is it's pointless to try and force it.

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[User Picture]From: haikujaguar
2008-08-12 03:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you for beauty.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-08-13 07:58 am (UTC)
This makes me happy.
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[User Picture]From: red_girl_42
2008-08-12 10:09 pm (UTC)
My eyes detain her eyes;

I especially liked that line!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-08-13 07:58 am (UTC)
Thanks.
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