"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time." (T S Eliot)
"A dark and chanted verse is what I am." (
Forough Farrokhzad)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

CHARON


Somehow you'd suck what's left of life from me,
Leave me drained dry, bloodless, broken and spent;
Yet I long to make us from you and me -
Thus my heart can never ever relent.

My summers have gone by with few flickers,
Seared more by heat than shining beauty's light.
Now comes the ferryman's sneering sniggers -
He grins and rows to my winter's cold blight.

When I am burned and cast across the waves,
Will I recall more than your promises?
Will yours be the great love that my soul craves?
Or will I never taste your lips' kisses?

What if the oarsman's hand demands my coin
Before our bodies can couple and join?

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