Saturday, 25 January 2014

Day 553: Night and Day

The difference between night and day sometimes? A world of poems.


The Hours Rise Up Putting Off Stars And It Is - ee cummings

the hours rise up putting off stars and it is
into the street of the sky light walks scattering poems

on earth a candle is
extinguished     the city
with a song upon her
mouth having death in her eyes

and it is dawn
the world
goes forth to murder dreams….

i see in the street where strong
men are digging bread
and i see the brutal faces of
people contented hideous hopeless cruel happy

and it is day,

in the mirror
i see a frail
dreams in the mirror

and it
is dusk    on earth

a candle is lighted
and it is dark.
the people are in their houses
the frail man is in his bed
the city

sleeps with death upon her mouth having a song in her eyes
the hours descend,
putting on stars….

in the street of the sky night walks scattering poems

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