Tidal Notes

I

drinking cask wine
and smiling at her
I inhale the warm summer perfume
of her dress
II

light purrs into the grass
on days like this
I see all men
as brief as birds
III

dusk feathers the day
into vague bits of dream
while the pulse in my neck taps
trouble          trouble
IV

naked night swim
our drunken limbs
fumble over moons
of flesh
V

softening skin
our bodies
dance in time with
the river’s heartbeat
VI

skipping stones
across a glass river
each bounce
shatters silence
VII

bird song lost
in the air of morning
we drift home with
the outgoing tide

 

* this poem was written collaboratively with Cindy Keong. You can view more of Cindy’s work here: http://clk27.wordpress.com/

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8 responses to “Tidal Notes

  1. Really liked the scenes created thorughout the poem…well penned poem.

  2. Graham, you (and this time your writing partner too) always manage to bring new life and dimensions into those water pools. it is the same with “ocean” – i am ever drown in a new whirlpool.

  3. jb

    i miss that goomly

  4. This sounds like one of those inebriated day, night, almost day thingamagigs from years back 🙂
    love this bit –
    ‘dusk feathers the day
    into vague bits of dream
    while the pulse in my neck taps
    trouble trouble’

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