Megalove (Reposted)

MEGALOVE

The soul of a bird in its cage of feathers
……….Cries a call to arms, to wakefulness
………………..While commercial megadeath cascades
Over castles really fit for little else but burning
……….And Pleistocene banks full of terse acolytes
………………..To the tin and paper goddesses they serve
Over uniformed power sharks looking to get silly in the jaws of death
……….While in the Wimbledon nuclear Olympics standoff
………………..Love all becomes fuck all

Sing ho for High Art with its political comment and its moralising
……….The Critic, the Commentator, the Organiser, the Analyst
………………..That rapes the multivalency of is and gelds the lily
One green brushstroke and an innocent landscape framed
……….Geranium still-life interface/acetate juniper seascape
………………..… He casts his bread like oil upon troubled waters
The lonesome storyteller who fears the signs all point to silence
……….Between the tenderness so mistreated and the sparks of thunder
………………..Mistaking mystery for strength in his quest for love

Who taught his mind in this fashion? The I/brain to be/me?
……….Whatever I am that snatch and scratch at rags of ego
………………..A wise crazy man with a crazy wise woman
Who loves his feet and legs
……….And other parts of his anatomy not normally on public show
………………..Remember me, she said
In the joining that provides two stable points
……….In place of the aimless circling of one
………………..And love liquifies the soul

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About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on August 5, 2014, in Poetry, Republished and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Wow! This was a ride. You stopped every where. It seems that you ended up being your own conductor. Allowing love to rule in the mist of all the chaos.

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  2. Amazing writing, Ben – and what a great “Megalove” poem to your wife! (I guessed that, before reading your comment above. 🙂 ) All I can say sometimes regarding your poetry is “Wow!!!” and hopefully that conveys my appreciation for the way you put words and phrases together creating a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

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    • You are so very kind, Betty. Thnk you. I came across this poem the other day and realised that very few of the current “regulars” would have seen it and thought some of you might enjoy it.

      My own favourite phrases in it are probably “gelds the lily” (rather than the normal “gilds”) and of course “love liquefies the soul”. 🙂

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