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Monday, 13 August 2012

Katherine L. Gordon: Two New Poems


 
Deluge

From gentle rain so hesitant to clear
the throat of cloud meeting
a rumble arose in percussion sections
of lowering sky-draped tiers
then the flash of Valkyrie warning
as the deluge came in walls
of water drowning the day
a tabernacle darkness
rent by lightning lancers
temptation to close screens, doors and pores
yet deep desire to watch the desert turn
to re- jungle the Ygdrasil centre
of our restless, drought withered
still unruly hearts.
 





 
A Dearness of Doomed Humanity

bright and brave
brutal and ruthless
loving and lusting
we poured across savannah
tamed horses
galloped in conquest
over a beauty of planet
fresh and fertile
life as numerous as stars
until each space was filled,
now we reach for the vanished
see the barrens with guilty eyes
life thrill diminished
exalting as holy the time
before the evil of oil
took the wild away,
return to sun worship
an instinct encoded
but the angry sun now scorches
his fearful greedy children.


Katherine L. Gordon
August 2012


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Conrad DiDiodato has left a new comment on your post "Katherine L. Gordon: Two New Poems":

Thanks, Chris, for posting Katherine's works,

Canada's only true poet-seer. We would all do well to heed her "Valkyrie warning".



Posted by Conrad DiDiodato to Riffs & Ripples from ZenRiver Gardens at 13 August 2012 11:37

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 HearOurWords has left a new comment on your post "Katherine L. Gordon: Two New Poems":

I enjoyed Katherine's poems especially the subtle references she makes to the important issues without the use of a club.



Posted by HearOurWords to Riffs & Ripples from ZenRiver Gardens at 14 August 2012 05:42

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2 comments:

Conrad DiDiodato said...

Thanks, Chris, for posting Katherine's works,

Canada's only true poet-seer. We would all do well to heed her "Valkyrie warning".

HearOurWords said...

I enjoyed Katherine's poems especially the subtle references she makes to the important issues without the use of a club.