clearskies, bluewater

Insights, reflections and creative imaginings for our awakening world

Poetry Pages

Because I love good poetry, and because I love you, dear Readers, I will be sharing some of my favorites here in these pages.  I hope they will inspire and delight you as they do me.

I’ll Open the Window
by Anne Swir

Our embrace lasted too long.
We loved right down to the bone.  
I hear the bones grind, I see  
our two skeletons.
Now I am waiting
till you leave, till
the clatter of your shoes
is heard no more. Now, silence.
Tonight I am going to sleep alone  
on the bedclothes of purity.
Aloneness
is the first hygienic measure.  
Aloneness
will enlarge the walls of the room,  
I will open the window
and the large, frosty air will enter,  
healthy as tragedy.
Human thoughts will enter
and human concerns,
misfortune of others, saintliness of others.  
They will converse softly and sternly.
Do not come anymore.  
I am an animal  
very rarely.

 

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