This poem probes the nature of desire and longing, it is a poem about a love unspeakable because its body is slender and it shatters at the very word. Something unhaveable.

Remedios and the Sun

There you are again at the corner of my eyes
In the swirl of a crowd, haunting the briefness
Of my glance you the memory of Samarian thirsts
Siren shape, your hair garlanded with poppies

Stretch of lines seeking a spell to capture in time
A private nostalgia; the sun of me who espies
A dream lily, white amidst the colorful; the sun of me
Who knows you will be gone by dawn's keeping

Remedios! We have danced on the sides of rolling dice
And though my ray liberates a second of symmetry
The larger tune riffles us to earth ends I go also
But it isn't my departure I mourn

Poetry by richard ugbede ali
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Written on 2008-08-11 at 18:40

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