Thursday, February 9, 2017

OTI:three poems and notes:2/8/17

Open To Interpretation


Did an inequality
Bring you your coffee
After you wrote
"this truth"?
Wait, was that drink
Even to your avail?
"the favorite drink of the civilized world"--Thomas Jefferson

Dragon Hold

From Onyx's back
Medea was taken aback
As they flew near approaching
The Hold, and she gasped
With wonder.
"Your Palace, Queen Medea."
Said Onyx.
Dragon Hold no singular Tower
Like those spread over
The Northern Reach
Surrounded by Villages,
But Towers, Cathedrals,
Palaces, all together
Aglow with Corposant Lanterns,
Arrayed with Dragon Treasures,
Surrounded by a
Great Humankind City.
"The Greeks mustn't see this!"
Said Medea.


I sit beside the Creek
And dally my fingers
Across the reflected surface
Dark greeny sheen
Of Black Oak
Incense Cedar
White Alder
And wonder near
Midsummer Night's Dream.


Notes: reference Thomas Jefferson...reference Midsummers Night's Dream...

This man hath my consent to marry her.
Stand forth, Lysander: and my gracious duke,
This man hath bewitch'd the bosom of my child;
Thou, thou, Lysander, thou hast given her rhymes,
And interchanged love-tokens with my child:
Thou hast by moonlight at her window sung,
With feigning voice verses of feigning love,
And stolen the impression of her fantasy
With bracelets of thy hair, rings, gawds, conceits,
Knacks, trifles, nosegays, sweetmeats, messengers
Of strong prevailment in unharden'd youth:
With cunning hast thou filch'd my daughter's heart,
Turn'd her obedience, which is due to me,



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