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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Last Poem for Lent - Easter Sunday

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Sunday Lent Poem 47

Please find below, the second of two poems sent to us by noted poet, playwright and author Alice Shapiro (@crackedpoems)

 

Desire

Alice Shapiro

 

A friend is a second self
--Aristotle

The cries of Lois
the dearth of shame
the help of brothers
the force of disdain
the books of poets
the poems of rain
     post meridiem

I cannot tell whether
diamonds appeared in his eyes
or mine
as the shine of adoration
became the icon
one values in history
a Byzantine sparkle
Medieval armor against all odds.

We stand on stages
act our play
sometimes alone in our heads
                (before the mating)
sometimes in platitudes and lies
                (after years together).
I recognize the dew
and the frost.

Can you come to me innocent
each day, each moment
where a diamond’s glint
appears as highlights
between your words
between our silences
as we lie down
in fields of smiles?



Lenten Poetry Challenge

Lenten Poetry - 11 - Well Done - Alice Shapiro
Lenten Poetry - 10 - Resurrection - Vladimir Holan
Lenten Poetry - 09 - Poems 41 - 44
Lenten Poetry - 08 - Poems 36 - 40
Lenten Poetry - 07 - Poems 31 - 35
Lenten Poetry - 06 - Poems 26 - 30
Lenten Poetry - 05 - Poems 21 - 25
Lenten Poetry - 04 - Poems 16 - 20
Lenten Poetry - 03 - Poems 11 - 15
Lenten Poetry - 02 - Poems 06 - 10
Lenten Poetry - 01 - Poems 01 - 05


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