Harold Standish

Rookie (1919-1972 / Toronto)

Harold Standish Poems

1. The Bleak Hand 11/29/2009
2. Claims Upon The Innocent 11/29/2009
3. Harvey 11/29/2009
4. The Blue Puppet 11/29/2009
5. Fire Pit 11/29/2009
6. Give Me A Sword To Lie On 11/29/2009
7. I Was Born 11/29/2009
8. Untitled (1957) 11/29/2009
9. How Soon? 11/29/2009
10. Racoons 11/29/2009
11. The Mythological Cinematographer 11/29/2009
12. Scurge Of Creation 11/29/2009
13. Sonnet Of Dreams 11/29/2009
Best Poem of Harold Standish

Sonnet Of Dreams

Drifting fitfully into the realm of night,
I answer the quickened glimpses of my mind.
The ever-parting nomads of its flight
Are brooking passage in its fertive kind.

Where the flowers come I surely go,
Reacting to the nightmare’s cold embrace.
I ford the brook, where bloody waters flow,
Into the hollow chambers of my face.

And now, redacted, dreams distill their gloom
To other worlds I seldom chance to go.
In the dusty corners of my room
The impossible labyrinth of consciousness flows.

So am I making passage for all time?
Or is it just a ...

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