A big thank you to everyone who sent me their pearls of thought as part of this project… I have now strung them together into a poem that I think sings quite beautifully.
So here it is… The Ghazal of Another Lost Shark! Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the poem.
The Ghazal of Another Lost Shark
Tonight as rain hisses on stones, you come to me.
The breeze that lifts the curtain calls your name to me.
A rooster’s yellow beak opens the dawn, taking with it
my dreams, as the heat of morning breaks in me. (ALS)
Another waits in ancient Xi an for the same dawn.
A traveller remembering they could not wait for me. (Therese)
Rumpled with sleep an early morning kiss smooths
out the creases, as you fold into me. (Cindy)
Velvet silhouttes of eucalyptus leaves on lace.
What, I ask, to make of them? What to make of me? (Brad)
A flint struck on the horizon relights the day.
A wind stirs thought, the senses rise, earth quakes in me (tipota)
I feel your tear drop soothe the thing that burns.
Your skin is cool, your breath refreshes me. (Therese)
She comes and goes, she heaves and sighs, she domes and dips,
my thirst she knows and, salt-lessly, she slakes me. (John)
Silently slipping sandal-less away at night,
love goddess, dry bone, Earth’s only child, forsakes me (John)
Return to the water Lost Shark, only
there will you find the depth of me. (ALS)