Ivan Donn Carswell


iRaison de /i


this is the house that you built
not the way you’d do it again
arguably – but nonetheless
a mute testament

you made the colours calm
and the walls permanent
at least I stayed free knowing
it was your design

if it was your choice; the
lonely days distance themselves
in fragrant innuendo, scents
that cloud reason

they grew here where you
used to be – do they plague
you too in your raison
de renaissance

© 16 Dec 2009, I. D. Carswell

Submitted: Thursday, January 07, 2010
Edited: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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